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Itchen Valley Russian Winter

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Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Stout
Alresford, England

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - Winter 2010


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4492) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Cask at the haymarket. Pours black, light just gets through, beige head. Light roast aroma, toffee. Taste is more toffee and coffee. Medium body, roasted bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
A pint at the Haymarket. Appearance - opaque black with a nice olive skin sheen. Nice head. Nose - dark chocolate with a hint of coffee. Taste - chocolate, toffee and honeycomb. Crunchie Bar. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - nice complex toffee stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Poured almost completely opaque black with a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and roast malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Cask at the Dog & Duck Soho. Black, small foamy dirty ashy off-white head, full lacing. Aroma is a little malty, not much going on. Body is medium, quite foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light molasses, semisweet, some ash, soft malt, tangy raisin, not bitter. Classic stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drstrangepint (5) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Stouts are always powerful & only for sturdy men (& sturdy feminists). This drink was really more of a Russian ’Nuclear’ Winter - plenty of bite and strength. Best enjoyed after downing a shot of vodka.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at the Cask and Barrel. Pours black, very sweet chocolate, light dry bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
On cask at Victoria Station JWD. Appearance: cola black with a cola coloured tiny head. Aroma: a slight hint of coffee, a little soapy too. Flavour: vegetal, bitter with coffee dregs, fairly soapy too with a long instant coffee and hop finish. Odd.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8415) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and dark berries with floral notes. Mild liquorice with earthy aspects and nutty cocoa. Flavours are raisins and blackberry with dark chocolate and gritty coffee. Some background toffee. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MissPxx (596) - - JAN 18, 2014
Chocolatey aroma. Very dark appearance. Leaves a chocolate and caramel taste in the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3177) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - very dark brown virtually black, thin tan head, sour malty, coffee aroma, excellent film of lacing, roasted malty, coffee flavour, oily texture, dry malty finish


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