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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: 24   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a few tan bubbles. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, brett, berries, and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, berry, chocolate and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. A black one, topped by a dense, tan head. The aroma is rather roasted and licorice-ish, with leather, dark chocolate and coffee, cocoa and lemonish brett. Chocolate, coffee and some dried fruits in the back of the flavor, with bitterness, leathery and citrusy funk. Some alcohol. Lasting finish with lots of licorice. A nice one indeed, but a bit weird in a way. Quite complex, still not a favorite. 150711

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of funk, some roasted notes, smoke and wood. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, ash, some funk , cherry pie and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2185) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
shared 33cl bottle. deep dark colour with a tanned head. dark roasted malts, funky brett, barnyeard, deep chocolate, cacao, espresso, bitter aftertaste, dark red fruits. to bad there aren’t to much tart notes in the finish. overall this was pretty interesting

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (123) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
Very dark black colour, looks like oil what i reallly like:) Low carbonisation. Aroma is coffee, bit roasted plus very light soar tones. TAste is full of special roassted malts notes - coffee, chocolate, roasted bread plus bitter enough. Full body but its like dry version of RIS. REally inteesting but i cant feel any brets in taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Bouteille 33cl merci à Pierre. BB 06/2033. De couleur brune foncée, col fin moka doré au verre. Arôme offre peu en terme de brett à proprement parlé. Par contre ce dernier accompagné de cette base maltée conséquente donne un bouquet original qui rappelle bien le bacon avec des notes de cigares et fumé. Palais est malté, caramel et grillé le tout sur de belles notes fumées. Le brett reste quant à lui assez discret. On ressent plus une influence laissant penser au fumé et presque au bbq. Le fini malté est centré sur un profil chocolaté, grillé, carapâle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Thin brown head, more of a lacing, on top of a black beer. Aromas of roast, manure, dark chocolate, nettle, liquorice, wood roast, spices, some hints of rubber and herbs. Flavours of brett, roast, good bitter, some berries, wood roast, some liquorice, hint of coffee and some A good bitter imperial stout with a somewhat crispy/fresh brett tone which is quite nice, but than soon the bitter darkness takes over. Aftertaste is pretty strong bitter, roast, some wood roast and some coffee with a rubber/brett dark chocolate touch. Low carbo, creamy thick almost oily close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a sticky oily bitter texture... Damn this is good bitter, interesting brew, pretty nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from the brewery and drunk at home. Black beer lasting tan head. Bretty aroma. Some choc some tar some molasses then a lot of dry brett. Hides abv well. It’s likeable to me. some milkiness. I like the dark choc and a little bit of espresso coffee. Brett is good. I liked the mix of dark choc and brett. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of the Brett and roast malt. Full body, flavour is spiced, roast malt, liquorice, plum. A bit meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - 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.


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