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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


Zer0's rating

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is bubblegum, sweet malts and chocolate. Medium sweet and light bitter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (712) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
33cl bottle; poured at home; thanks to the legend which is MadMitch76! Appearance is jet black with a nice thick head. Aroma is tar; leather; blackcurrant; treacle; velvet and some grains. Taste is figs; chocolate; leather; dark fruits; cream and velvet. Kinda lumpy down the throat but a good RIS.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5541) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2014
330ml Bottle - Black with a small head. Leather, liquorice and plain chocolate in the aroma. Roasted and slightly smoky taste with coffee, plain chocolate, liquorice and roasted malt. Rich and indulgent yet easy to drink. Another great beer from Blue Monkey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask conditioned at Nottingham Beer Festival ’14. Black beer with no head. Thick, slightly soupy beer, full on and fruity. There is a background liquorice, coffee liquor note, heavy with some bitterness, overlaid by plummy alcohol. It’s a biggie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1049) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Tried at the Nottingham Beer Festival 14. Deep black head, with low carbonation and no head. Treacle, liquorice, roasted malts chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3570) - 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 (417) - 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 (3108) - 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 (732) - 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 (3414) - 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.


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