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Longwood Russian Imperial Stout

Longwood Russian Imperial Stout
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Brewed by Longwood Brewpub
Style: Imperial Stout
Nanaimo, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Originally brewed in London England, pre-WW1 for export to St. Petersburg in Russia. A combination of roasted barley, chocolate and black barley gives this beer a rich complex malty flavour.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of burnt malts and dark chocolate. Smoky espresso flavor but weaker than expected for the style. But nice with pub food...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours red/black with a small white head. Aroma of dried cherries, cherry jelly sweets, roasted malt. Flavour of espresso, dark chocolate, smoke. Dry palate and a little thin. Interesting how the aroma and flavour are entirely different!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap @ Alibi Room. Almost black with little head. Some lace. Medium carbonation. Hoppy with licorice taste. Aroma is also mostly licorice. Body is a little thinner than expected. Easy drinking for a 7.2% imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Draft @ Alibi Room. Black with beige head. Lattice lace. Dark chocolate and some Marmite in the aroma. Soft palate is fairly thick with silky carbonation. Fruity, with rich acidity mixed with chocolate has a spicy quality too with some raisin sweetness. Decent complexity and lingering roasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (1941) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Rating from notes taken Septembet 09. Dark black pour, some carbonation. Flavor was creamy lactose, peat, smoke and a little hop on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5917) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma is dry roasted malts. Nutty, roasted malt flavour. Nothing exceptional here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
Rated at the Longwood Brew Pub, how could it be any fresher than this? Arriving at my table in a lovely, tall glass, this beer had a thin tan head of no more than one finger’s depth. The body was seriously dark, and the aroma was a big-time nose treat of roasted/toasted malts. Taste was likewise, but featured a generous dose of burnt coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Nice mouthfeel, not thin like some other stouts, and a very smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle thanks to mmmIPA. Pours a copper brown with a light brown head that leaves some early lace. Aroma of chocolate and roast. Flavours of chocolate and cigar box. Sweet with a medium mouthfeel. This was a nice little brew with nice flavour. But there is no way that this qualifies as an imperial stout in my mind. Rather it is a nice regular stout or even a london porter. It is just too light to be an impy. Still it was tasty mind you.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (5591) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2008
Tap. Light roast aroma. Very dark brown, brown head. Nutty a hint roast, light leaves. Doesn’t have much happening. Good chewyness.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on hand pump-pours a tan head and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt. Taste is sweet dark malt-molasses/faint coffee, roasty, faint hops. Mild carbonation.


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