Brewed by White Shield / Museum (MolsonCoors)
Style: Imperial Stout
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Cask and bottle conditioned.
This exceptionally smooth stout is produced from the original recipe that was shipped to the Russian port of St. Petersburg for the Czar’s Imperial Court. The smooth mellowness derives from the long maturation time in cask before being bottled in very limited numbers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Casey bottles this at the brewery in 2008. Pours a dark brown. Slight head. Chocolate. Slightly bitter. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Black color. Tart, vinous and roasty with lots of licorice and dry vinous sherry. Roasted malts and dry sherry, not a good match.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle from Kris Wines. Opaque black, tan to off white big foam head. Texture is not oily, but medium bodied. Nose is caramel ale fruity, grain husk, roasted malt, marmite, liquorice, dab of chocolate, dab of ripe fruit. From the nose you know it is going to be one of those old style ale based stouts, which is caramelly and grain husky over very strong coffee and choc. Taste is caramel, ale fruity, roasted malt, marmite, little bit of bitter hop, and fair amount of carbonation. Finish is roasted bitter malt, bit of coffee bean and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4th and 6th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Opaque black beer. Light dry and soft palate. Sweet malt and light chocolate with some repressed dark berry fruits. A little smooth vanilla, then estery bubblegum sweetness. Rich spicy hops toward the finish and spicy bitterness. Complex beer. Tasted twice to get everything out of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Black pour with a tan head. Dark chocolate, dark fruits, dates, licorice and coffee aroma. Rich old nose this one. Very flavoursome indeed. Demerara sugar, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice toffee, molasses. Dry as a bone. Vinous. Long, sweet dry finish. Lovely stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4297) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle from the legendary Kris Wines. Deep brown color with a discrete tan head that slowly fades, leaving plenty of lacing. The nose is alcohol, port wine, milk chocolate, dark grape. The body is roasted malt, milk chocolate, oak wood flavoring, some tobacco. Slightly dry thin finish. Overall, understated and quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2443) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
On tap. Nearly black body with a tiny tan head.Nose of toasted malt and coffee. Sweet flavor with coffee, prunes, chocolate and licorice notes in it. Full bodied, oily texture and flat carbonation. Ends up more dry, slightly bitter and with alcohol notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, liquorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. Oily. 040412

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tombyars (1332) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2012
Had this ultimate stout at the Paisley Beer Festival, April 2001. Cask, gravity dispense. Jet black colour with barley brown head. Strong intense aroma of black treacle, dark chocolate and Kirsch notes linger long. Velvet like texture in a smooth mouthfeel and no lacing. Dark complex malts deliver a plethora of flavours with black forest gateaux flavours, notably cherry kirsh prevailing. Sweet flavours of dates, clootie dumpling, treacle toffee, rich plain chocolate and liquorice. No indication of hop resins present in the short aftertaste. Strong dark malt presence in the finish with prunes, roast coffee, bitter chocolate and root liquorice vie for attention. A superbly complex Imperial Stout and one to seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2012
on tap at the rbesg08 tasting session in kalikovsky mlyn. dark brown with a purple tinge; aroma of fresh asphalt and fruit salad; hints of raisins and cocoa powder; mellow and enjoyable

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