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 13/20
Ferris (8950) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft - Big roast and molasses with some dark fruit. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark syrupy molasses, bittersweet chocolate and some roasted malts. Little sweetness and boozy finish. Sweetness and syrup is a bit much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. A pitch black with a rusty tan head. A really nice aroma, soft odor of dark chocolate wrapped around coffee beans. Silky med-light body reveals lovely roasty coffee, umami, dark chocolate, great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6608) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, kindly donated by Netty, many thanks. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, coffee beans, chocolate, notes of licorice. Long coffee bitter finish.Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (2525) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso. Pours black color, small dark beige head. Aroma is full of vanillla, roasted malt, coffee, apples, hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, vanilla, dark fruits, roasted malt, coffee. Nice long coffee roasted finish. Very nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (729) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle bought at the Nickelbrook brewery in Burlington/Canada. Overall a fantastic mind blowing imperial stout that has it all! Sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma. Pitch black color, no light penetration. Beige creamy head that keeps a pretty thick layer. Taste is phenomenal! Roasted malt, espresso, sweet vanilla, bitter chocolate plus some minor dark fruits. Alcohol very very mild and warming. A mind blowing brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (516) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Black with a thin beige head, fading quickly. Weak aromas of chocolate liquor. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, fruity up front, almost plummy like a quad, very little roastiness on the palate, more on the chocolate, finishing on fruits and a bit of ashy roastiness. Not bad, altough would like more complexity to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
Poured deep, dark brown with a disappearing beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit, roast malt and coffee. Full body, flavour much as the aroma. Impressive for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ILduce (228) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle: black beer with tan head. Dark fruits, espresso, and a bold malty aroma. Rich, complex flavours of roasted malts, dates, cocoa, and yeast. Oily mouthfeel with a long sweet bitterness in the end. Excellent Imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and faint fruit. Taste of burnt malts, coffee, chocolate, some berry fruits and faint hops. Full bodied, nice carbonation, pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (758) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Glass at Stout Irish Pub (Toronto). Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is quasi inexistent. Taste is interesting though, with good notes of barley, figs, raisins, plum, chocolate, and coffee. Sweet but drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden. Thin for the style. Enjoyable, but far from the greatest of its style.

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