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Pennichuck Pozharnik Espresso Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Pozharnik is an intensely flavored Russian Imperial Stout infused with espresso that compliments its rich chocolate & roasted malt character. Pozharnik is guaranteed to warm a winter chill with its 8.1% ABV and dark fruit (raisin & plum) undertones. Notes of whiskey aromatics are brought on by the aging process in a “single barrel” whiskey cask.

Pozharnik is an intensely flavored Russian Imperial Stout infused with espresso and (vanilla beans which are new for 2007) and an improved mouthfeel that compliments its rich chocolate & roasted malt character. Pozharnik is guaranteed to warm a winter chill with it’s increased ABV now at 10%. Undertones of dark fruit (raisin & plum) and licorice with low bittering hops make this vintage beer worthy of cellaring for many years to come. Finishing notes of whiskey aromatics are once again brought on by the aging process in a “single barrel” whiskey cask.
Won a Silver Medal at the 2007 IBF.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
8th October 2010
Impressive 1 litre bottle, I really should be sharing this but it’s 2 years old and I need the space. Opaque black beer, small tan head, short lived. Coffee and whisky nose. Light palate, particularly for a 10.0% stout. A little dry and mild crispness. Coffee and mild minerals. Really well integrated vanilla that smooths out the coffee without ever making things sweet. A little whisky on the back of the tongue adds dimension. Immensely drinkable, too much so because I polished off the lot. Shame on me!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Malty aroma. Flavor is also a bit malty, but is quickly replaced with a slightly bitter coffee taste. The sweetness of the malt mellows the bitterness. The appearance is dark as expected.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pour out of hand bottle, huge thanks to Scott! Dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma has notes of dark fruit, chocolate, slight coffee, roast, some slight oxidation with a hint of slight anise and bit of booze, pretty nice but a bit sweet. Taste is dark fruits, anise, coffee notes with chocolate, hints of molasses, toffee, finishing with a hint of roast and some sweet chocolate. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Small growler @ Dan’s house, courtesy of doodler. Thanks so much Scott! Black appearance with a brown head. Rich dark chocolate, black licorice, big vanilla, dull coffee aroma. Thick dark chocolate, vanilla, anise, somewhat roasty, light coconut flavor. Pretty good for the age.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of coffee with some earthy dark grains and a decent amount of roast. Flavor has a good amount of roast and coffee with some backing dark grains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Chocolate, coffee, abv, and vanilla. Chocolate, abv warmth, grainy coffee, with a nice malt bitter. Smooth silky start with a watery finish. A coco like bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2011
Black body with a creamy, lightly brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, liquorice. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Not bad at all but quite subtle and not very special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Barrel-aged 2008 vintage. 1L bottle shared at a local tasting. Pours dark brown to black with minimal head & mild lace. Sharp malts and booze dominate the nose. Roasty malts, whiskey, coffee, and more booze. Taste follows the nose. Roasted malts and espresso lead the way; toffee in tow. Solid alcoholic warmth, but not too harsh. A great blend overall. Medium-bodied, low carbonation. This brew would certainly benefit from a bigger body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle at Paul’s gathering. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of espresso, roast black and chocolate malts and whiskey barrel. Dry roasted black coffee and malt finish. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10649) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
Sehr malziger Antrunk, hefig, wenig süß. Das Malz wird milder, bleibt aber Hauptaroma und wird mit der Zeit deutlich kaffeeartiger. Sehr aromatisch, aber nicht übermäßig intensiv. Interessantes Bier, das noch etwas ausbalancierter sein könnte. Zum Ende wärmend. /10/9/11/10/9


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