Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
In the 18th century, this bold, strong stout was brewed in London for the long and treacherous trip to the Imperial courts of Russia. In keeping with this stoic tradition, this whiskey-barrel aged imperial stout is warm, full bodied and fit for a Czar. Ingredients: Roasted Barley, Pale, Chocolate, Munich & Crystal Malts, Magnum & Fuggles Hops, Yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2430) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Shared @ RBBWG 2015. Dark brown, small head. Medium carbonation. Well balanced beer. Aroma of roasted malts, light bourbon, some vanilla, not too sweet or boozy. Good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Blackish dark brown, little to no head; Nose is sweet cheap chocolate, mocha, light umami, sweet sugar. Taste is vanilla, sweet bourbon, sweet cheap chocolate, quite a bit of liquorish, brown sugar, lots of bourbon vanilla sweetness, finish is a bit bitter, faint roast but mainly sweet. Slick bodied, not the best in its category but very nice all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (11840) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by JefVerstraete. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, slightly roast. Taste malts, roast, bourbon, hazelnut, dark chocolate, bitter. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1384) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by JefVerstraete. Bourbon, vanilla, little sour, bitterness at the end, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Draft - Dark malts and rich dark chocolate. Deep brown black with a rich light brown head. Cocoa, vanilla, light roast and a nice mellow finish. Really nicely rounded and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (836) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Visual: Pours inkjet black with a smallish creamy head, a thin layer of retention, some lacing, active streams visible near the surface. Nose: rich caramel malts (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: light fizzy-creamy, incoming heavy malts Mid-palate: alcohol heaviness, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, subtle roast, chocolate, soy sauce, cola, sweet oaked whiskey Finish: tingly, medium boozy, sweet chocolate malt finish with light hopped bitterness. Summary: Solid flavours, body, and drinkability. It could be a bit creamier but overall texture is pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChewyBeer (217) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours dark and thick with tan head. Rich sweet chocolaty nose. Full mouthfeel with low carbonation. Chocolate flavour combined with plum notes underlying. Not bad but wouldn’t drink a six pack.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeybates (1) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
This is an amazing Imperial Stout, it’s been my favourite beer for the last year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Dark brown, thin head, sweet, bourbony, aroma. Similar palate. Hop is understated. Balanced. Not too barrelly or boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1261) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
2014 bomber. Pours almost black with faded ruby edges. Initial pour showed a promising, sizzly, airy caramel cap, but 83 seconds later, nothing more than 2 zits (large ’face’ whiteheads w/ surrounding irritation) and a thin edge ring. No lacing. Aroma of a mud-pie, molasses, vanilla, cocoa, over-ripe plum, bourbon, wood, alcohol. Taste is sweet. Low carbonation and chewy.

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