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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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
rlgk (18322) - 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 (1797) - Hallsberg, 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 (19347) - 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 (6375) - 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 (3271) - Richelieu, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
750ml bottle, deep black color, with a thick creamy tan head, nice cocoa bean, dark bitter chocolate, black coffee, spicy licorice nose, with some chocolate cake, light cappuccino, dark dried burnt fruit accents, and with some roasted, chocolate, toasted malt notes in the aroma follows through on medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, dark burnt fruity, dark bitter chocolate, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, spicy licorice character, with a black coffee, burnt toast, faint molasses, coffeeish flavour, leading towards a warming, dark bitter chocoalte, dark burnt dried fruit, roasty bitterness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
Bouteille de 750ml. Capsule métallique. Bière brune noire avec une superbe mousse brune crémeuse. Le nez est agréable avec des notes grillées. Il y a du vieux pain. La bouche est moyenne-mince avec du pain moisi et de la poussière. Moyenne qualité. 6/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled 750ml (vPBF)
Deep opaque black color, small brown head. Licorice and coffee in the nose. Medium-bodied. Coffeish, dark malts, some cough syrup like notes. Some Mikkeller Black -like rubbery notes. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
75 cl bottle @ vPBF
Aroma has coffee, cocoa and some licorice. Flavour is dry and somewhat fruity with well roasted malt, some coffee, salty licorice and vanilla. Too salty and burned but not bad still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is berries, liquorice, some hops and mild grassyness. Flavour is berries, ashes, liquorice, roasted malts and some slight resiny notes.

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