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Hopshackle Experimental Series No:4

Hopshackle Experimental Series No:4
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Brewed by Hopshackle
Style: Imperial Stout
Market Deeping, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
No.4 – 7.6% ABV based on a Imperial Russian Stout (Hopshackle Imperial Stout)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2012

Bottle 275ml. @ home.

[ Trade by Fin ]. [ Bottle 6/30 ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, dark chocolate, oak, cacao, vanille notes, moderate roasted and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111018]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
In bottle. Pours a dark ruby - brown colour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma is quite nutty with grass, white pepper, caramel and barley. Not bad. Similar roasty malt, pine and coffee flavours. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Quite nice, moderate carbonation although a little thin.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle from cgarvieuk in Scotland. Thanks Craig! Pours a nice dark brown, with a finger of head. Nose is nutty, and has a bit of a lactose smell to it. Taste extremely nutty, almost a peanut butter taste to it, with the lactose following. Mouthfeel is thin, but nice... pretty decent beer, wish I could bring this home with me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft coffee roast nose... overfizzy .... dark coffee roast ... dark malts ... barest treacle ... complex malt ... nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Merton Fest thanks muchly to Fin.
Black brown with a really good beige head. A good looking beer. Massive coffee and chocolate with an execllent smoky and delightfully oaky character. A faint lick of sourness really makes it if you ask me. Slight ink and rubber just like a proper English big stout should. Really dry and beautifullly bitter in the finish. Bloody great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7349) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle very kindly passed on by Nigel (Hopshackle brewer) Many thanks Nigel, shared with friends at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 17th 2010 Dark brown in colour (as I recall, my phone notes are very sketchy) the head is light beige. Bitter in the mouth with plenty of roastedness, good coffee flavours flooding through. This is also surprising in that it is really hoppy, with fresh green resinous hops showing. Its a nice beer and another interesting experiment, well done Nigel. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4


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