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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 100cl. w. swing top @ LCRBM09 - Low Countries RateBeer Meeting V, Kulminator, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, moderate hoppy. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090905]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
1L bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours dark brown with a small redish glare and with a small tan head. Roasted, chocolate and smooth vanilla flavoured. Bitter, roasted and lingering chocolate flavoured into the finish. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, lots of vanilla, wood, and malt, leading to a dry vanilla finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of Tweety. Pours a clear dark brown with a tint of red and a smallish beige head. Some chocolatey dark malts in the nose. Medium body, very dark malts - but not overly burned. The finish however is massively bitter - probably from both malts and hops. 270310

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle #28 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, dark chocolate and rye bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and rye bread with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Black color; nearly no head. Chocolate aroma and flavor, sweetish, but the body in not strong; it has traces of vanilla, leather and tobacco; the bitterness is not strong, and the final is quite short. Unimpressive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Tasted blind. Pours black with a small off white bubbly head. Nose is mellow and mildly roasted. Smooth, roast, chocolate and coffee. Milky chocolate. Smooth

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle at LCRBM 5 at Kulminator. Some coffee. But more choc than anything else. Burnt flavours in the mouth and mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2010
#28 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 27-Marts-2010 hos Papsoe. Almost black (red glow) - offwhite head. Milkey, lactose, coffee, high coffee, light smokey, cocoa, light bitterness, grassy, burned, rubber. OK.


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