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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La stout impériale russe St-Ambroise est un hommage québécois aux stouts impériales anglaises de la fin du XVIieme siècle, qui étaient brassées pour la cour de l’impératrice russe Catherine II la Grande.

Faite d’un mélange de malts d’orge, la Stout impériale russe St-Ambroise est infusée aux houblons Cascade, Goldings et Willamette, ce qui lui donne un caractère houblonné remarquable avec une finale moelleuse. Brassée avec du bois vieilli dans le bourbon, cette ale corsée se distingue par son riche arôme fumé aux accents de vanille, d’expresso et de chocolat.

Servir la Stout impériale russe St-Ambroise entre 13°C et 15°C, de préférence dans un verre à porto ou un ballon à brandy. Comme cette bière se bonifie avec le temps, il est recommandé de la conserver dans un lieu frais et sombre durant quelques années.

St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout is Quebec’s tribute to the late 1700’s English Imperial Stouts, brewed for the Russian courts of Catherine the Great.
Made from a blend of barley malts, St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout is infused with Cascade, Goldings and Willamette hops, resulting in an outstanding hop-character with a smooth finish. Bourbon wood-aged, this full-bodied ale has a rich, smoky aroma with hints of vanilla, expresso and chocolate.

Serve St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout between 13°C and 15°C, preferably in a port glass or a brandy snifter. This stout will improve with age for a number of years. Store in a cool, dark place.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - JAN 20, 2012
Very nice aromatics, a touch of strength for warmth added complexity from the wood and you have a great snowy day beer


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4528) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
(St. Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe)Vintage 2013. Bottle 341 ml at home, received from bursprak, thanks Erik! Served into a snifter, ABV 9.2% Thick pour, jet black coloured body, with a good sized and thick dark brown head, with very good retention. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malts, faint smokey character, vanilla, alcohol after a deep sniff. Taste also of liquorice, roasted malts, coal, dark chocolate on the finish, vanilla, hints of hops, olive pit, alcohol. Medium thick body with good carbonation, sticky palate. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samact (25) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
Robe noire complètement opaque avec une belle mousse moka. Saveurs de bourbon, de bois brulé, de mélasse, de vanille et de chocolat noir. Corps moyen. Excellente.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippyHop (589) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Hot diggity damn this stuff is good. Tried the 2013 version last night, 2014 tonight. Both are phenomenally good, and both have aged very well. Jet black motor oil pour with a small, dark brown cap. The 2013 version seemed a touch smokier/toastier, heavier on the licorice. 2014 seems more chocolaty, but both are pretty much the same. Burnt toast, licorice, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla/bourbon, dark caramel, this stuff hits all the right IS notes - this stuff is smoother than a barbershop shave. Sweet syrupy malt, velvety, creamy texture, lingering burnt grain bitterness on the finish. Did I say this stuff was smooth? Because good god it’s smooth. There’s a bit of warmth from the booze but otherwise it’s dangerously well hidden. I have another couple bottles aging but like a horny teenager seeing his first pair of boobs on prom night, I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep my hands off them. Good god what is with the similes lately. I’m sorry Mr. Chandler.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mariobiron (22) - St-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Excellente ! J’adore le style et c’est une digne représentante qui n’a pas à rougir devant ses pairs.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1902) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 1, 2016
Quite the real deal. Pours an impenetrable and soupy dark dark brown and no head. Dark bitter chocolate and roast on the nose and very similar in the mouth. Good length and low fizz lets the flavours cut through easily. Looking very good at 5 years of age and should go another 2 to 3 without too much trouble.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1712) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2016
12oz bottle pours a thick black color with dark brown head. Rich flavors of roasted malt, hops and bourbon. Some burnt brown sugar flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (106) - - MAR 28, 2016
Acheté par mon frère en 2012, bu en 2016. Au nez, sublimes arômes de réglisses et vanille. Robe noire opaque avec mousse brune collant sur le verre. Très rond en bouche, alcool pas du tout présent. Goût de café torréfiée et vanille. Finish sec.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
2013 bottle. Black pour with thin brown head, leaves a good lace on the glass. Exceptionally smooth, rich malty flavour, smoked meat smell, long roasted finish. Easy to drink somehow, awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (707) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a small, short lived, dark brown head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate malt, bourbon, oak, peat and a hint of vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, soya sauce, peat, oak and a hint of vanilla with a dry, bitter, bourbon finish. Full body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent, probably the best beer they make.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stephane_Houle (229) - - JAN 11, 2016
Apparence: D?une couleur noir opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une bonne durée. Effervescence difficile à évaluer, mais semble quasi inexistante. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt torréfié et de légères notes de chocolat et de café. Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps ample. Au goût, ce sont des flaveurs de malt torréfié, d’alcool et de café. Longue finale, avec une légère effervescence et idem pour l’amertume. Commentaires: Excellente Impériale stout année après année. Bonne complexité. Fiche technique Style: Imperial Stout Format: 341 ml Taux d?alcool : 9.2% Température: 13 - 15°C Houblons: Cascade, Golding et Willamette


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