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Northern Monk Strannik Imperial Stout

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Northern Monk
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Imperial Stout
Bradford, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial stout is descended from the strongest - ’stoutest’ - porter brewed in Britain in the 18th century, a beer that found particular favour with the Tsar of Russia in St Petersburg, which is where it is believed to get its ’imperial’ designation from. It was a beer that could be laid down for years, or enjoyed straight away. Strannik: the pilgrim, the one who travels. A beer of simple means - deriving strength from pale malted barley and character through four roasted malts. British hops provide both the rounded bitterness and the floral, spicy notes to compliment the roast and chocolate. Drink one, keep one. Allow the flavours to develop over the years before experiencing this classic stout. Malt bill: Pale malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, brown malt, crystal malt, oats and brown sugar. Copper Hops: Northdown ABV 9.0% (to be confirmed by Hambletons) Bittering Units 85 EBC 90 10BBL Strannik, the pilgrim, the one who travels. A beer of simple means, deriving strength from pale malted barley and character through four roasted malts. Northdown hops provide the rounded bitterness and the floral, spicey notes to compliment the roast and chocolate.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1080) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle at my friends wedding. Black good tan head. Aroma is tobacco roasted malts smoke raisins. Taste is similar some alcohol nice bitter finish. Medium body. Really good this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Huis, Ossett - Thick black body, thick tan head initially, fading to a thin lacing film. Nose is dark chocolate, liquorice, smoke, boozy roasted malts amongst others. Taste is a strong burnt nutty mouthful, smoky, bitter with a lovely robust mouthfeel. Excellent effort.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Draught at The Exmouth Arms, Farringdon on 25 May. Poured black, with a dense tan head and good lacing. Strong aroma of treacle, burnt oak and tobacco. Initial flavours of tar, molasses and burnt malt. Nice, thick mouth feel. Finish was really smooth malt, syrup and port. Very fine imp stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Toffee, butterscotch note, bready malt, spice, grassy. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, low carbonation, lingering dry bitter butterscotch, burnt malty, peppery finish. This comes after an initial sweetness. Comments: Very good and glass lace. Batch 3448.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep black, meaty, smoky aroma, taste is sweet, very bitter, dry peat, roasted chocolate, a little thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Thinnish Stout with a nice beige/braan top. Very pleasant taste: pretty dry, but the sweetness reveals itself in the finish. Has Milk Stout qualities. Alc is noticeable, but balance is good. Really smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Infiniteipa (30) - - MAR 28, 2014
The aroma is sweet dark malts and coffee. The initial taste is more of the same, a nice thick body with a slight sourness compliments the rich dark chocolate and coffee notes well. This is not the most complex stout I have ever tasted, but its a damn good beer, definitely worth getting, another local Yorkshire brewing hero in the making.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of deanso. Pours a pitch black beer with a thin beige head on top. Aroma of chocolate, malts and dark fruits. Flavor has some sour, tarty touches. What’s up with that? Chocolate and other sweet touches have faded in the background. Light silky mouthfeel. Decent at best, but certainly not impressive as an imperial stout!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is liquorice, roast, ash, burned molasses, sourish roast notes. Flavour is burned molasses, sharp liquorice, something dusty and off. Meh. Not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, rye. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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