Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Our Nickel Brook ’Bolshevik Bastard’ Russian Imperial Stout is scientific creation brewed especially for those of you who aren’t afraid of big and bold flavours! Made with a blend of Roasted, Chocolate and Crystal malts; this Imperial Stout exhibits many deep flavours of rich, roasty chocolate and dark fruit. To counterbalance the sweetness, the Bolshevik Bastard is aggressively hopped to give rise to this remarkably smooth Russian Imperial Stout. Na zdorovye!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (442) - HONG KONG - DEC 29, 2014
Smells of coffee, plum, grape, grape juice, raisin. Tastes bitter, spiced dry fruit. Body is medium, spicy, gently fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Clearly very unctuous in the pour. Dark brown with aroma of chocolate, cherries and hops. Tastes of the same with lingering grass in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (525) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
It’s late and I’m tired. Nice, chocolatey IS. Caramel, chocolate, burnt toast and a bit of liquorice. Mild alcohol warmth, cut nicely with a dry, bitter chocolate finish. As my buddy Tiki noted this is kind of a light-heavyweight fighting in a heavyweight class, but this is good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1778) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Black with a faint tan tint and a tan ring of lasting, light lacy head. Smells of light berries - blackcurrant, brown sugar (icing), vanilla and roasted coffee. Tastes of sweet malt, roast on the tongue, with a burnt ash and slightly alcohol finish. Full of malt with an alcohol burn. A decent stout but its too boozy. Needs a few years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (929) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
355ml bottle. Black with a thin foamy tan head. Flavors are dark fruits, caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, molasses and woodsy hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours death metal black with a very thin pumpernickel cap. A punchy imperial stout, with a really smooth chocolate & espresso signature. A port-like finish adds a sweet reverb to each sip. Does not have the ass kick of their Kentucky bastard & it doesn’t go as deep as many imperial stouts do but it is a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (613) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Very dark reddish brown pour with a tiny dark beige head that disappears almost immediately. Nose is primarily dark fruit with a backing of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted nuts. taste follow the nose with some vanilla notes also present. Lightly sweet with a good level of bitterness and the alcohol making itself known but not overpowering. Full creamy mouth with soft carbonation. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1208) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Bouteille 341ml, gracieuseté de wilco, thanks Mike! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée fuyante. Arôme de chocolat noir, caramel, café, malt torréfié, un peu vert, boisé léger? Goût de chocolat noir, alcool, malt torréfié. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlennHendry (174) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Nickel Brook’s signature imperial stout looks beautiful in the glass and pretty damn good on the tongue as well. It’s all roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and strong licorice. Decent

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Krypter (4) - - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
Too much alcohol and not enough flavour. Small head, rich thickness and mouthfeel, slightly sweet but not malty. Wish this was more 6%.

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