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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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (1185) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
330 ml bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee and caramel malts, dustings of cocoa powder. Sweet, oily texture with a light (for an imp stout) body. Soft to flat carbonation with a medium sweet finish. Not too complex and a bit sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6517) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty syrupy toffee aroma with earthy chocolatey notes. Sweetish roasty earthy toffee taste with burnt notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish roasty resiny chocolatey aftertaste with burnt plastic notes. Nice, drinkable. (0.33l bottle, I forget where from, could be Manchester.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3rd March 2015
Opaque dark brown - black beer, good pale tan head. Palate is a little airy, semi dry and slightly crisp. Smooth dark malts, mild tang. Light coffee and a little dark chocolate. Mild dark fruits. Light dry finish. A little thin, but nicely joined up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1606) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Dark opaque brown, nice sift of sandy head. Lean roast nose. Hot toffee sweetness. Little bit oxidised bitter. Decent bitter coffee froth to the mouthfeel. Finishes lean sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2851) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Benjii. Near black with tan head. Aroma is very meaty, roasty, licorice, chocolate. Taste is roasty, chocolate. Little sweet and bitter. Quite dry for the style

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3582) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to BenH. Appearance - opaque black with a nice creamy head. Nose - savoury, earthy, dark chocolate. Taste - creamy chocolate, again earthy and savoury. Dry smoky edge to it. Tarry finish. Palate - fairly big structure, dry texture and dry balanced finish. Overall - yep, a nice dry imperial. This one grew on me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5495) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, tar. Taste is dark chocolate, fruity. Tarry oily finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8123) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Keg at Refectory (Northern Monk) Leeds ,Saturday 21st February 2015 Black with a filmy tan head and rim. Bitter and roasty and rather refreshingly for this style this is not super smooth or sweet, it tastes a little edges and with a bit of attitude, so quite appropriate that it’s from the north. Soft in the mouth but with a bitter liquorice edge, and little dark bitter fruit. Very good. A7 A4 T8 P5 Ov15 3.8

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (818) - 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 (361) - 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.


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