Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Imperial Stout
Masham, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned, winter seasonal
Now an annual Christmas seasonal
From Yorkshire to Russia with Love. Black Sheep Brewery is one of 12 brewers each producing its own version of Imperial Russian Stout to take part in a grand tasting to be held in Saint Petersburg.

rulas3's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rulas3 (108) - Madrid, - OCT 10, 2012
Apariencia: clásica stout, completamente negra, sin carbónico aparente, corona escasa, beige, ligeramente consistente y persistente. Aroma: ligero, chocolate, café, torrefactos, algo de canela, que le da alegría, no demasiado complejo. Sabor: la cosa mejora respecto de la nariz, cuerpo medio, pero de textura sedosa, muy agradable, mucho sabor, no demasiado complejo, pero bueno. Chocolate, café, torrefactos, algo de frutas oscuras. Alcohol no muy bien integrado en la boca, pero baja bien. muy buena Imperial Stout, un pelín más ligera de lo que nos tienen acostumbrados nuestros amigos americanos, pero sin duda una gran cerveza. Está filtrada. Equilibrada, bien hecha, fácil de beber... como decía la única pega sea un poco la nariz y la nota alcohólica un poco excesiva para la graduación que tiene.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (907) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2016
Noire mais pas dense, collet fuyant, liseret de bulle moyennes. Aromes reglisse, liqueur, chocolat mais un ton en dessous de ce a quoi je m’attendais. Vive a l’attaque mais avec une carbo qui manque de finesse en bouche, finale assez longue reglisse et cafe

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1506) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 16, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, couleur noire, mousse blanche et effervescence peu présente. Nez sur le café, Attaque sur le café assez grosse amertume sur les houblons et avec une petite longueur sur la rondeur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, good tan foam. Sweetish aroma of fried and roasted malt, wine and caramel, butterscotch, a little butter. Taste similar: slightly sour yeast, buttery, caramel, coffee, wine, a little chocolate. Calm stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1545) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Noir clair. Done mousse blanche. Peu de co2. Amertume légère. Arômes de caramel, grain grillé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12676) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottled, 330ml, aged 4.5yrs from Beer & Spirits, Knaresborough, Yorks.N (now closed). Black with cream head. There is a rich, Port Wine like character to this, some sweetness, fructose, fermented red grapes. Silky and smooth on the palate, full. Very decent and aged nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (1315) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2015
On cask at York Tap a dark brown beer with some fruity aroma but limited flavour is chocolate treacle and boozey fruits dry finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (637) - FRANCE - MAY 5, 2015
Brune très foncée, limite noire, fine mousse chocolat au lait. Nez complexe, vineaux, fruits secs (raisins, abricots, ...), alcool, chocolat. Bouche moyennement amère, première bouche sur les fruits secs, le vin puis des saveurs chocolatés et café apparaissent, l’alcool est relativement présent malgré un titrage relativement modeste pour le style (8,5°). Faible carbo, corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4740) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours translucent dark chocolate brown with a th light tan head. Smoky aroma has coffee and subtle chocolate and roast malt tones. Malt comes forth more in the flavor, smoky and earthy, with accompanying mocha and subtle woody notes. Mouthfeel has average viscosity but some good firm fizz. Baa baa black sheep, have you any beer?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18082) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Philippe (Bov); 28 Mar 2015
Dark brown color, almost black; generous beige head. Thin dark ale, some dark caramel flavor, but very light aroma and simple flavor; traces of liquorice; I guess that using sugar didn’t help.
Very timid offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5756) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
6th Feb 2015: shared bottle at the 3rd Annual beer exchange in De Bierboom (Brugge). Almost jet black in looks, the head a tanned foam blanket. Deep roasted malty nose and taste, liquorice notes to the fore. Semi-sweet initially fading to a drier, bitter finish. Decent and easy to drink, even at 8.5% ABV.

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