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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Vancouver, Canada
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


4.7
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5089) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stantheman (732) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
A 650 ml bomber from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. An oily black beer with a moderate head that resembles in color the crema of a good espresso. The aroma is of heavily roasted malts, whereas the flavor is a glorious coffee and chocolate bomb. A real sipper, this one!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5883) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-209) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, very small creamy beige head, unstable, dissipates immediately, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, bourbon, alcohol, some vanilla notes. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet start, lots of caramel, vanilla, alcohol, boozy. Aftertaste: little sourish, caramel, vanilla, sugar, coffee, soft roastedness, sweet, charcoal.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AncreSteam (10) - - APR 23, 2015
A lovely aroma of carmel and malts with a hint of alcohol. It pours black with a small tight bubble head that clings to the edge of the glass and reminds me of a monk’s tonsure. The ring of head lasts for quite a while. The taste is of fruit, maybe prunes and there is a gentle effervescence. The drink leaves a pleasant but slightly bitter after taste. Mouth feel is substantial but not too thick. This is a pleasant warming beverage that I would put up beside other top imperial stouts like North Coast Old Rasputin.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vadie (976) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
Wow. Une belle bière noire avec une petite robe marron qui laisse très peu de dentelles. L’arôme est chargée avec du chocolat, vanille, bourbon, malt torréfié, et un peu de réglisse, cerises et alcool. Wow, super complexe. En bouche c’est très onctueux, presque épais. D’abord, il y a du chocolat (très peu sucré, mais non du cacao pur), vanille et du malt torréfié. Puis, c’est un peu du café, réglisse et bourbon. Ensuite il y a de l’alcool et un amertume bien équilibré dans la finale. L’après goût est du malt torréfié, du bourbon, un peu du café, très peu du chocolat et un amertume léger. Je suis étonné. Ceci est le version 2014.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4599) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle @ Countbeer thx to him. Pitch black colour with a medium sized light brown head. Smells vanilla, sweet, roasty, chocolate, some alcohol. Tastes vanilla, roasty, chocolate, sweet, dark malts. Full body, soft carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4733) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus Douglas. Pours a medium, rich brown head atop a black head. Toasted notes, cocoa bits and black licorice. The flavour is smooth - some soy and deep roasted and toffee malts and waffer bars. Bang on in presentation and execution. Very nice. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5148) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Gothgargoyle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized long staying beige brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of bourbon, butter, vanilla, tea herbs, hay, malts, malt roast, wood, cream and toffee. Flavours of bourbon, meat, roast, dark chocolate, tea herbs, malt roast, coffee, hay, bitters, cream, some marzepin, light bay leaf and spice touch. Overall creamy vanilla and roast. Aftertaste is a mix of roast, meat, whiskey, wood, malt roast, light bitter and marzepin. Low carbo, creamy to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (9800) - 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.


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