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


on tap

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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We kicked it up a notch with our Bolshevik Bastard Imperial Stout, aging it in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The rich chocolate, coffee and dark fruit flavours from our Imperial Stout are married together with the vanilla, oak and warming alcohol from bourbon barrels. Together as one, the result is an incredible blend of aroma and taste. Drink it today, or cellar it to enjoy later as it matures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (120) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours jet black with a thick tan head lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and booze. Flavor has sweet malt, light bitterness the bourbon is very subtle. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours pitch black, with a huge mahogany head. Aroma includes notes of coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, and sweet malts. Tasting notes include rich chocolate, espresso, bourbon, burnt malts, sweet dried fruits, and vanilla. Not bad, very much an indulgent! Not as complex as some other imps, but still awesome non the less!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4964) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of vanilla, butterscotch and bourbon are quite dominant and pretty enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by a well-balanced mix of bourbon, vanilla and butterscotch with some light roasted malt notes. Quite a bit of residual sugar can be found in here as well. Body is full enough with an oily texture and good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Very enjoyable beer that I would gladly buy again and share with friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKeywork (26) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Chocolate bourbon with hints of smoke. Big. Bold. Different. A beer to share. Perfect way to end snow blowing the driveway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10576) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle split at my 40th Sheenans at CBC Islo, big thanks to the Wingman (and no doubt FLBH!) for this bad assed named beer, 11/10/14. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is strong on bourbonics, liqourice, dark malts, woody rinse, light roast. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, spice, dark malt, bourbon pretty prominent, tar. Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly drying close with a bourbon wash. Ok BBA impy, a little 1D but pretty drinkable none the less, ABV is fairly well integrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (4378) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle share for Colins 40th. Viscous dark brown caramel coloured pour with a lasting cteaam coloured pour with lasting cream coloured pour. Aroma is nutty cremr caramel, a little tart raspberry. Flavour is rounded berry caramel, creamy. Really tasty. Thanks to big Dave.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (2819) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle, black with a tan head, leather, cocoa and gravy nose, rich and smooth, syrupy texture, lightly smoky and woody. Vanilla and a touch of milk chocolate. But overall dry and soupily roasty, and generally delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12627) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared in London during CRs bday - thanks to WingmanWillis! Pours thick black-brown with a creamy khaki head. Big dark fruit aroma with notes of sugary chocolate. Big sweet flavor with creamy chocolate, moderate roast, burnt toffee, further dark, dried fruits. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with nice notes of vanilla, chocolae, dark fruits, scorched earth. Solid overall. Pretty well balanced, decent depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7877) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to the Wingman. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is sweet, toffee, vanilla, toffee, spicy, bourbon, oily and treacle. The taste is bitter, ashy, roasty, earth, tar, dirt, vanilla, toffee, some acidity, wood and coffee liqueur with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Punchy big bastard. Big bourbon. Jesus. Perhaps too harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Very very dark pour with very little head. So little head I worried that my bottle had gone flat. Boozy nose, boozy mouth and a boozy finish. You can really taste the Burbon, Actually its overpowering. Maybe if I liked bourbon more it would be different. Besides that theres some nice stout bitterness and hints of dark chocolate.

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