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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Russian Imperial Porter


downender's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - FEB 21, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Beer Emporium, Bristol 19/2/2014. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, dark fruits and chocolate, some citrus fruit and a warming alcohol finish. Very enjoyable.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1093) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
(bottle 21/06-2014) low lasting beige head, black color, hoppy slightly roasted aroma, soft co2, full body, good bitterness, long roasted and hoppy taste. BB date 01.03.2015.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1462) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from the St Albans: Beer Shop. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Strong aroma of liquorice, rich molasses and a slightly smokey note. Thick, silky mouth feel. Full, complex flavours of roasted malt, bitter hop and dark chocolate. Finish was grassy, with some rich fruit, treacle and espresso. Excellent stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwi_daz (44) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2014
chocolate, roasty, aroma with some chocolate roast followed by caramel sweetness. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Celt Experience Ogham Ash ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light leather - grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, alcohol, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140217]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2403) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Cask at the Euston tap. Rich red caramel coloured pour with a loose light tan head. Aroma is toasted caramel and berry fruits. Soft roast. Flavour is rounded sweet caramel, unrefined sugars and red berry fruits. Hides the alcohol reasonably well with a warming finish. Palate is sticky sweet with slickness from the alcohol. Nice wood and booze with lingering berry rounds out the flavour nicely. More like an English barley wine with some roast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1929) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A black coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, malty, ash aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, ash, some chocolate and a medium bitterness. This one really grew on me. Good stuff from Celt Experience.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner großen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, fruchtig, bitter, schwarze bittere Schokolade, holzig, alkoholisch.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghendrix (92) - Cardiff, WALES - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from Discount Supermarket, Cardiff. Pours deep brown to black, quite dense tan head. Aroma is blackcurrant, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses. Medium sweet and medium-strong bitterness. Booze and bitter burnt malts linger in the finish. Full body, heavyish mouthfeel, a bit powdery finish. Decent but far from as good as many other Imperial Porters.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanE (143) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Jet black pour, nice frothy head. Hop forward nose with some toasted malt in the background. Taste is somewhat sweet and full bodied. Lingering roasted malt. Higher alcohol lingers a bit too long.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1334) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Black body with a small, dark tan head. Nice coffee aroma with a chocolate undertone. Very smooth on the tongue. Primary flavour is, as expected, coffee, but with a lingering chocolate note and a slight grainy taste too. Excellent.


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