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Luckie Ales Russian Imperial Stout
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Brewed by Luckie Ales
Style: Imperial Stout
Glenrothes, Scotland
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Brown stout is similar to a beer first brewed by Barclay Perkins in 1832 and known as Imperial Brown stout, presumably as one of its export destinations was the Russian Imperial Court. The Beer was originally brewed at Thrales Anchor brewery. Hester Thrale ran the brewery with her husband until his death in 1781. As there was no male heir she was forced to sell up.


FaithHealer1's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - - NOV 22, 2012
2.5 year old, in keg from Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours a perfect black, with small deep brown head. Aroma is brilliant imperial stout - deep chocolate, coffee, spice, hint of orange zest. Taste is brilliant too: soft, deep chocolate, a bit of coffee bitterness, milk, a little sultana, brine and a little toffee. Medium-full body, prickle of carbonation, long coffee bitter linger. Tastes like a classic, not modern imperial stout, and a bloody good one at that.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2128) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to cgarvieukhic. Upon removing cap a large hiss escapes. Pour is pitch black with a very large brown head, bubbles range from small to large. eventually fades to the point that I can smell it. A deep baking chocolate aroma, super rich, but not overly chocolate or coffee. Taste is sweet initially, but then on the baack side, finishes a bit thin and watery. a moderate ilk chocolate flavor is most of the beer, but there seems to be just a hint of sourness or tartness. I’m not quite sure what it is. Pretty tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, taste is similar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, rosted, burnt, ash, sweet malt. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, ash, roasted, sweet malt, licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131012]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 121013

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32006) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate. Thick tarish and roasted malty. Liqourice. Dark chocolate. Bitter. Lingering tarish and dry solid roasted brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11373) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little vinous and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, caramel, little liquorice, hop and medium bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee and hops. Long dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (607) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013
2.5 year old at the Hanging Bat from keg on opening night. Deep tan head that is big to start and leaves multiple laciced rings with every sip. Penetrating nose. Dark fruits, tannic on the tongue. Chewy, booze, tombacco and a burnt earth at the end. Long long aftertaste. Well executed and special

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron (1877) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Black with a nice tan head. An amazing, thick beer. Lots of roasty character. Raisiny sweetness. Molasses. Alcohol sweetness. Very good.


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