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Brodies Romanov Empress Stout

Brewed by Brodies
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
Cask; Occasional.
NOTE: This has been incorrectly listed in some sources as Romanov Express Stout.
An all malt black beer made in the same style as the London stouts exported to the Russian Empress in the 19th century.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcnik (2) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016 does not count
Big licorice note with creosote in the background. Medium to thin mouthfeel, medium to high carbonation for this style. Not finding it as sweet as some other reviewers, more toward the neutral end balanced nicely with the alcohol, which comes forward toward the end. Not a great depth of flavors, a little one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Pours opaque black with a brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, dark fruit. Taste is coffee, roast, dark fruits, molasses, caramel, vanilla sweet. Sweet as hell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan, cheers Rich. Black beer small head. Aroma of rich treacle and dark malts. Tastes same with some dark fruits. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6817) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a dark tan head, aroma has sweet molasses, taste has chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice, very sweet but delightful,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3385) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a small head. Aroma is blackcurrant lozenges and liquorice. Taste has light blackcurrant to start. Heavy liquorice and tar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle shared @ final old style THT. Opaque black color, average sized light to medium brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, lightly roast, liquorice. Taste malts, lightly roast and liquorice again, dark malts and some milk chocolate. Slight touch of alcohol, only lightly bitter. Hmm not bad but also not entirely convincing. Decent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin whispy tan head. The aroma is roasty malt, light floral hop. The flavour is moderate sweet with a light alcoholic, floral, dry coffee light chocolate palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11232) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, burnt notes, leather, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Above medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
33cl bottle shared. No head. Clear black pour. Some chocolate. Very good imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4348) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Cotteridge. Clear, dark cola brown. Halo of tan. Big roast malts. Leather and tar. Dark chocolate. Taste is roast bitter, with a sickly sweetness. Some burnt, savoury bitterness. Too much carbonation thins the mouthfeel. Finishes sickly sweet, and jarring bitter.

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