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Gadds Imperial Russian Stout Brettanomyces Lambicus 2012

Gadds Imperial Russian Stout Brettanomyces Lambicus 2012
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Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Imperial Stout
Broadstairs, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Bottle conditioned; Special
The brett hasn’t made this a sour beer, it’s rounded off, given a great aroma, with a sweet cherry pie flavour. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, prickly and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Tortilla, leather, subtle chocolate, roast malts, acetic, biscuity, woody, musky. Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness, low bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth rich texture, medium thick body, average/prickly carbonation, abrupt rich malty, biscuity, chocolate finish. Comments: Good, glass lace but should have probably aged it. Batch: 417RRCA01.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottled: a Bretty nose , with licorice. Roasted malts. Chocolateb. Deep ass beige, with beige foamy head. On the palate, sweet rich texture like fudge covered chocolate. Notes of toast. A Bretty acidity is there in the spirit but a mix match really, as a Brett fan! A decent beer epithet way. .r8. Smooth on cheapskate, winery and st, complex and interesting. A point more for crazy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 9, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Noize, thanks! Bottle date june 2013. Black coloured with a light brown head. Nose is initially roasted malts and chocolate, immediately followed by brett, manure, musty. Interesting. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, brett, horseblanket, farmyard. Develops in a roasted, very bitter drink, towards being gritty. Finish is fairly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
Bottled. 33cl full sample. The aroma is very roasty, almost charcoal. Initially I only got charcoal, no funk, got this just after a few sips. Black coloured beer with athin, beige lacing. The taste is moderate bitter and the bitterness lingers. It is complemented with some nice funky tones and a very roasted malty, full body. I don’t agree with the flavour text, that it is very drinkable. It is very tasty, but no; it wouldn’t score high on the sessionista list. This beer is pretty weird initially, even unbalanced, but when used to it after say half a glass, it showed its elegance. (And no, that’s not because the 12% starts kicking in; it was my first and only beer this evenening) No beer for the ordinary tickers. :-P

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 24, 2014
21/03/2014 330ml bottle (thanks Theydon_Bois!). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma beige-cappuccino media. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, bretta molto percettibile (cuoio,formaggio). In bocca è grezza e non perfettamente bilanciata, tostato, legno, confusa e slegata nelle sue componenti. Corpo pieno, carbonazione medio-bassa. Deludente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Brett nose, sweet chocolate, sweet taste, chocolate roast, sour bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of brett funk, yeasty and a little cheesy. Taste has chocolate, but mostly brett. Finishes thin. Would like to try the base beer to see what the brett has taken away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Huge brett nose. A huge brett kick straight off and then some chocolate just taking the edge off. Not really me this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours black, more lively head than the Wild Turkey edition, light tan head. Smell roasty and funky. Not too tart. Taste is a funky barnyard, bit of coco. Surprisingly hot. Medium body Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Darkest brown, oily tanish head. Smarting Brett nose, creamy and vibrant without being overly yeasty - well metered. Nice tang of roast, wee bit soft cheesey but mainly choc and roast. Nicely oily with a vibrant yeast buffer. p>Bottle, Black Friday Tasting

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