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Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: Imperial Stout
Nottingham, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Russian stouts were brewed in the 18th century by English brewers for export to the court of Catherine II of Russia.
Brewed strong to survive a long sea journey, on their voyage they developed an incredible depth of flavour.


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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is bubblegum, sweet malts and chocolate. Medium sweet and light bitter.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1735) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, meaty, smoky, chocolate nose, taste is rich chocolate, sweet, dry, bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (218) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
malt and molasses fill the nose, very very black body quite sweet and salty mild bitter chocolate aftertaste. is ok though you couldnt drink more than a bottle at a time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2014
330ml bottle from Beerhive, Edinburgh - opaque dark brown near black, small tan head, treacle, liquorice aroma, sweet, viscous, treacle toffee, smooth, not one to be rushed though

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (604) - SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a deep Brown beer treacle brown sugar viscose mouth feel very strong alcohol hit slight bitterness in aftertaste but generally not bad

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnRMurdoch (3214) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2014
330ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Very dark brown, no head. Strong sweet treacle alcohol aroma. Dry treacle alcohol flavour. Strong bitter alcohol aftertaste. Sorry I cannot drink this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle at home from The Bottle Stop. Really enjoyed this. Poured a pretty much black with a lasting medium to thick tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate and licorice, nize boozy notes, bubblegum. Flavour is smooth boozy chocolate, some coffee, excellent mouthfeel. My first beer from this brewery, what a start! Loved this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
21st April 2014
Opque black - brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy with mild minerally carbonation. Rich dark malt with a lot of unsweet dark chocolate. Light touch of orangey hop underneath. Finishes light and semi dry with a chocolatey aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a lightly coloured small brown head. The aroma is gently bitter with roasted'ness, and the flavour is very bitter and roasted with a Pernod dry finish. Overall a nice very strong imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3011) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle shared in London for my farewell drinks. Cheers to Colin for this. Pours light black with a dense beige cap. Nose is milky chocolate, vanilla, nice roast and toffee. An ashy background in the taste with espresso like bitterness, dark chocolate, riasins and more dark fruit. Slightly burnt focus which works well. A little one dimensional but everything is in check. Solid

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle split at Josh’s Farwell Blast, acquired from Beers Of Europe, 20/02/14. Light black with a moderate tan covering. Nose is treacle toffee, light spice, dark malt, roasty bitter notes, ash, dark chocolate. Taste comprises bitter chocolate, earthy tones, molasses, dark toffee, medium roastings. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, semi drying closure. Ok impy but lacks depth and grace, a little raw in places.


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