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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Vancouver, Canada
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013

Bottle 650ml.

[ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, chocolate, malty, light to moderate roasted, alcohol is very well hidden. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130315]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Mild fruity, caramelish and roasted malty. Caramelish and light breadish. Light chocolate and bitter dry malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours an opaque lack with a creamy beige head. Sweet roast and vanilla aroma. Fairly rich body, sweet roast, vanilla and a warming pruney note. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. 150313

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee. Roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and whiskey aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from the brewery shop
Black color, seems oily initially, but it forms a nice brownish and compact head, medium sized. Interesting aroma, with the expected vanilla and also with a lot of creamy nuances. It’s full bodied, with round mouthfeel; the flavor of roasted malts is milder than expected, while the flavor of dark chocolate is more present but not as rich; it has instead a quite evident character of cream and of tobacco; and some Bourbon vanilla; correct bitterness level. The final is apparently shorter than usual and carries less of the flavor components.
Maybe it’s missing a vibe, and depth, but it’s already quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - offwhite head. High malty, sweetness, lots of whiskey, roasted, caramel, vanilla, coconut, fruity, nice burned malts, chocolate, light licorice, ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and coconut? Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little coconut?, hop, little liquorice and a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. lack with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish with warming alcohol. 150313

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is lightly sour at first, with bourbon barrels, wood and molasses. Flavour is quite hot, with sweet sugary malts, bourbon barrels and a bit of subtle tartness. Medium-bodied and not typical of a bourbon barrel aged flavour. Boozy, but well-worked in. Decent BBA stout, but perhaps time could take off some of its rough edges.


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