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Northern Monk Strannik Imperial Stout

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Northern Monk Brew Co.
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Imperial Stout
Leeds, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (604) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, coffee, malty. Taste is toffee, malty, coffee, chocolate, malts, finish is bitter and malty, body is medium, carbonation is soft. Top stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (287) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Very dark, slight off-white head, leaving a trace of lacing. Full body. Roasted malts and dried fruit on the nose. Flavour has a touch of fruit and milky coffee behind strong malts and liquorice. Very bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3482) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
@Indyman - Black with thick, creamy coffee head. Plenty of roasted malts in the aroma. Taste is rich and smooth. It’s a bit boozy but also rich and warming with roasted malts aplenty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bammers54 (58) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle, I really liked this smooth imperial stout, very good coffee/chocolate after-taste, masking the high ABV makes this a very accessible strong beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8582) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Poured from keg, taster on the house at Craft Beer Co in Clerkenwell. A covering layer, tan-coloured, at the top of a near-black coloured body. Rich aroma of brown and black malts with a touch of dark fruits. Deep malt-fruity taste, dark chocolate and dried fruits promoting a little impression of sherry. Long-lived, mid-sweet, malt-fruity finish. Full bodied. Lovely (London 28.09.2014).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
330ml bottle from, I think, Beermoth. Been sat on the beer shelf for quite a while now I felt it’s day had come. Pours black with a nice beige head and big whalloping dark malt aroma. Not too heavy with a nice bitter balance, some smooth liquorice and chocolate and a nice helping of dark malts. Lovely stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1875) - 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 (1492) - 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 (2560) - 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 (1003) - 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.


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