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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This beer was born for greatness. Sent by English brewers via the Baltic Sea to the court of the Czars, Russian Imperial Stout was brewed to very high gravities and allowed to ferment on the long voyage. The result? A dark, strong and bracing brew, imbibed by Peter, adored by Catherine and now reclaimed by you, the People. Za Vas!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
341ml bottle acquired in trade with sammy (thanks!). Rate beer rating # 3,600! Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee, with some dark fruits and caramel in the back ground. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and light smoke. Creamy but somewhat thin (for an Imperial Stout) body. Alcohol hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
10/27/2007: Propeller Revolution Russian Imperial Stout pours a deep mahogany brown with a really small brown head then makes a quick appearance and then disappears. Chocolate, sweet roasted malt, creamed coffee, and hints of meaty smoke comprise the aroma. The flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, some fruit/tobacco (in the middle palate). and smoke and char. The finish is really roasty (reminds me of espresso) with lots of char. Really it is just shy of being burnt, but isn’t which makes for a really tasty beer. The flavors are deep and robust and completely hide the alcohol. This beer is very balanced and has a medium-full body. Propeller did a really good job this this beer. It is a really nice Imperial Stout.

341 ml twist-off bottle (Production date: Month: April, Week 3; 8% alc./vol.) from porterhouse. Thanks Kevin! Rating #31 for this beer...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2007
A thin tan head is immediately and almost fully diminishing. What remains is a very dark brown body with coffee black and burgundian hints. The aroma at first reminds me of coffee ice cream with chocolate and caramel. Roast is heavy but just the right quantity. Alcohol is adequately concealed and lightly liquory. Fruity phenols surround sweet and sugary dark fruits. Light traces of opium. Balance within the typical parameters of the style is succesfully achieved. Heavier roastiness and a drying finish that leaves me just a little too parched detract from drinkability and ultimate enjoyment. Mouthfeel is smooth, pretty full bodied and likeable. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Appearance: no head, opaque and black. Low head but what there is of it is tan brown. Aroma: Berry esters, licorice, and chocolate covered cherries. Flavour: Dutch cacao, alcohol, coffee less fruity than the aroma, finishes suprisingly dry and bready. Biscuity and lots of black malt character. Mouthfeel: Full thick body with light carbonation. Creamy and mouth coating. Overall: Very nice, finishes dry for an Imperial stout but I like it better this way. Not cloying with a great roasty black malt character. Alcohol gives the finish a long roasty hang and a warming sensation that rises up from the belly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Courtesy Secret Santa Summer 07. Big thanks to whoever you are! Black pour, nice sized mocha head that sticks around for a bit. Drippy lacing. Smells of cocoa powder, dark ripe fruits, bourbon and molasses. Flavor builds on the aroma, the cocoa and molasses are very present, but I also get a nice coffee roasty note that isn’t super apparent on the nose. Could be a bit thicker for the style, but that is a small complaint. Creamy full palate and a nice coating adheres to the tongue. Finish is roasty, sweet and very long. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured a clear dark golden brown color with a thin off-white head. The aroma jad a hint of roast with some fruity notes. Also some mild coffee bean and yeast. The flavor was roasty and fruity. Mild-moderately bitter finish. Some warmth with a medium body. Tasty and drinks very easliy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Revolution Imperial Russian Stout
Date: 08/19/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting

black with ruby edges, fine tan head, roasted aroma with sweet licorice and dark chocolate plus a hint of ripe dark fruits, creamy body, rich dark chocolate flavor balanced by the roasted malts to keep it dry, a bit of dark caramel sweetness manages to sneak through to accent the chocolate,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle. Black beer. Thin head. Oily alcohol and anise nose. Dry elegant drink. Light licorice and strong alcohol flavour. Enjoyable but someone simple and straight forward.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Appearance: Pours a black body with a respectably-sized, khaki-colored head. Smell: Lovely aroma of roasted barley, chocolate, dark caramel, with mild notes of licorice. Taste: Roasted malts with chocolate and dark caramel sweetness. Faint earth bitterness. Slight sourness on the finish. Scarcely any hop flavor to speak of. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: An ample RIS, but could stand to have more potent, more aggressive flavor profile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle thanks to porterhouse: Pours an opaque dark oily black with a wispy-lacing frothy brown head. Aroma of sweet, rich dark chocolate and caramel with some fig complexity. Starts fairly full and earthy chocolatey sweet turning more dry, and woody toward the sticky roasty finish. Has some lingering dark chocolate notes. A nice, well-balanced and pretty drinkable imperial stout.


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