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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Russian Imperial Stout brewed with American Amarillo hops.

Brassée en Angleterre à partir du 18ème siècle, cette variante plus forte du Stout traditionnel était destinée à la cour de l’impératrice Catherine II de Russie. La Postiche est une héritière moderne de ce style, où les saveurs torréfiées des malts s’équilibrent aux arômes citronnés des houblons américains (Amarillo).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
750mL courtesy of sebletitje. It pours with a deep darkness as well as with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet dark fruity esters, chocolate and some dark roasted malts rimmed thinly by burnt malts. In the background I get an light earthy tobacco sort of note. The taste is nice with a pleasing depth coming from dark roasted malts to a mild level of burnt malts and thin diving into chocolate malts. Into the finish the burnt malts grow to close out the experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Dark pour with a brown head. Very toasty, ashy, asphalt. Overly roasted IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a huge beige lacy head. Coffe, chocolate and vanilla aroma. Similar flavour, a bit too much almost burnt coffeflavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: A roasted black ale of some kind with a bit of many many things. Fun tasty treat.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed not super-fresh… one year old?
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is roasted, some dark belgian ale fruity esters and also a surprising green grassy-herbal hops presence. Taste is highly roasted malts, charcoal, burnt raisins, an unsuspected oaky/tannins sensation (but I don’t think this is wood aged), a shot of strong black coffee, ashes, figs, light notes of bittersweet black chocolate, green juicy grass. The charred cereals and green hops combine to create a weird asparagus sensation. The pleasant carbonation and mouthfeel is much more like a Belgian Strong than the typical Imperial Stout. At the end I had a hard time figuring out if the beer was very hoppy or if the green-grassy sensation was an by-product of something else. Relatively low sweetness sensation (for the style) and also more bitter than expected. I’m a bit puzzled by the whole thing, but whatever this beer is, I liked it, there’s a lot of things happening here, it may be a bit unfocussed (borderline chaotic) but it is a fun tasty black beer of some kind. Lots of good and not-so-good ratings for this original beer, and I like reading ratebeer ratings, reading beer ratings is really helping to make my vocabulary and grammar very gooder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2013
Draught at World Beer Museum. Roasty malt nose, cafe au lait, spice, wood, fruit, esters, Belgian yeast, and a bit of acid. Black with fine brown lace. Woody, roasty flavor with coffee and light fruits. Well bitter and some acid which tell me it is a bit off, though just a bit and the roasty malts cover it nicely. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12409) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pitch black beer with a lovely lasting beige head. Roasted tar and dark chocolate aroma, prunes, cocoa powder, caramel, vanilla notes, tar, woody notes, ash, some licorice. Roasted chocolate flavor, tar, perfume, ash, cocoa, prunes, woody, coffee, nice hoppy bitterness that fits in perfectly. Roasted tar finish, hay, dark chocolate, ash, some licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dazz3 (1575) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells tar, smoky, roasted malt, abit figs and raisins. Tastes abit creamy, abit licorice, tar, smoky, figs, roasted malt, raisins.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from Malting Pot, Brussels
Black color, with generous brownish compact head. It has a seducing aroma of malt and chocolate, with hints of vanilla, followed by coffee and hops. Good body structure, with a fantastic chocolate flavor, with some roasted malts, light coffee, cream, some wood, light smoke. Correct bitterness.
It has thrills and balance. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4552) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
25cl on-tap @ Diesters Bierfestival 20 Oct 2012. Deep dark black, almost jet black with a full, thick, creamy head of tanned foam. The nose is coffee and liquorice mostly: but most dark chocolate malt esters could be found, the taste carries on in the same way, those chocolate malts just keep coming up with different flavours to excite your taste buds. A hop presence ensures it doesn’t just turn into a malty mess and the beer is balanced if a bit sweet initially in the taste. Very rare to find it in draught form I’m led to believe. 0.75 Litre bottles being the normal way of coming across it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Bouteille 750ml, courtoisie de Slovaksniper. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt assez rôti (notes brûlées), de houblon herbeux aux notes citriques, moyen de chocolat noir et d’épices (poivre), léger de café avec des notes de pain grillé. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture moyennement crémeuse. Moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux aux faibles notes citriques accompagné de notes de crème brûlée (faibles notes lactiques) ainsi que de quelques traces de réglisse noire et de poivre lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute très rapidement un goût de malt bien rôti avec un moyen goût de cacao et quelques notes de pain brûlé. En finale l’amertume de houblon se fait plus asséchante et un petit caractère résineux et on dénote également la présence d’un léger goût de café et de quelques traces d’alcool. Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de rôti et de houblon herbeux aux traces résineuses avec un léger goût de chocolat noir ainsi que des notes de café.

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