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Caledonian Cossack Imperial Russian Stout

Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Stout
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
his rich, black beer is both full bodied and complex, with dark fruit aromas of plums and raisins leading you to underlying caramel and toasted flavours, plus an impressive roasted malt complexity Hops: Target

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Cask at White Lady JDW. Not recently, but came across this beer whilst looking for the ’imperial’ pale ale, and remember it well. Pours clear brown for one thing. thin tan head. Light aromas of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste was sweet, with a light roast bitterness and a very thin finish. NOt very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 2GH.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, nutty, chocolate, caramel, roasted, salt licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111020]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Almost a completely nutty complexion, and a stout which is full of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20046) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
5th October 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear brown beer. Residual tan head. Light dry palate. Okay semi dark malts. Dark toffee. Very mild roast. Plummy fruits underneath. Whisper of sulphur. Dry finish. Not bad, has some flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
On cask at Wetherspoon Stansted. Masterpiece, amazing taste. Aromas of caramel, plum, nuts, and hints of smoke. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is silky, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1375) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Black with a bubbly, creamy head. Chocolate dark malt, with a hint of spice. Some bitterness and a tart aftertaste. Hops come through after the malt. Quite a decent beer. Spiced and hoppy aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2165) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Wetherspoon Ale Festival. Dense appearance, deep brown. Resin aroma, sweet then a long bitter finish. Slightly smokey with some caramel coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7370) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Willow Walk (JDW) 14 October 2011. Dark brown with a tight tan head. Sweet, caramel, milk chocolate and berry fruit aroma. Flavour was also sweet with more chocolate, fruit and camp coffee with a gently bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3585) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Cask at the Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham. Pours a deep dark mahogany with a lasting tight beige head. Light fruity aroma with hint of coffee and treacle toffee. Rich fruity flavour with plum, pepper, a touch of red wine, green hops, muscovado, and a hint of milk chocolate. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1913) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Strong milk chocolate clavour, but good quality milk chocolate. Greeen leafy hops show through. Very smooth and creamy. This grew on me, it’s definitely one of the better ones at the fest.

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