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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2006
From the cellar of a kind Londoner. Poured jet black with thin head. Nice roasty aroma with vinous notes. Flavor beginning to thin a little, but still fairly rich coffee, toast, and oak flavors. Just a hint of red wine gave it a curious, almost wild-yeast undertone. Nice stout and a great nightcap surrounded by sleepy dogs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2006
Bottle (St Georges Park Bottle Fest): Caramel, sweet choc and berries. Roast in the nose. Black with a brown head. Some nice dark fruit notes. Really tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2006
#1399. St George’s Thing. Roasty slightly fruity aroma with a bit of marmite. To taste this is full bodied with lots of roasted malt and quite a noticeable coconut character I thought. Beer of the festival/graveyard for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13618)
- Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2006
Bottle at St George’s Cemetary RB Gathering. Thanks to Kook for this one. Black beer with dark beige head. Nice Imp Stout. Good thick tarry beer. Good flavour with some toffee. Smooth for its strength. Lots of dark roasted malts as you would expect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9467)
- Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2006
very dark black colour, little foam with big bubbles; aroma of prune and hazelnut with a toasted coffeish touch; very creamy with a medium to full body and a moderate bitterness; moderately dry, woody and nutty, bready finish - dangerously drinkable because the 8% are not noticable; thanks to Laurent Mousson for this one

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14381) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2005
Absolute black color; thick creamy head. Wonderful aroma, very strong: fine roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, Stilton (!); very cheesy; persistent (maybe worth a 10)
Very good mouthfeel (even if a bit dry at the end); lovely harmony, malt coffee roasted malt and a light cheesy touch. The final is not extremely hopped, but a share of bitterness comes from the roasted malt.
Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
Smells and looks like a good cup of coffee in there. Understated British style imperial stout. Middle thick, initially some mustiness and dryness until flavour coats the throat, coffeeish, nicely carbonated. A gift from Warren Becker of New York City and Gotham Imbiber fame.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2005
Bottled. Jet black coloured stout with a short lived small tan coloured head. The aroma has licquorice and aniseed together with burnt roasty malts. The taste is actually quite thin. Reasonably fruity roasty malts and some coffee in the aftertaste. Nicely drinkable but not Earth shattering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Cask (gravity) at Burton Winter Ales Festival 2005. Looks good, could be no more black, sharpish malt nose, flavour threatened but never developed so the sweet tinge stuck likes ashes in the mouth. OK but not inspiring.


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