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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Halifax, Canada
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
500ml bottle
8.0% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
December 22, 2012
The beer pours a very dark brown with black edges and a thin brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and spices (ginger-ish). Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is cocoa, molasses, some more gingery spice, and roast. Not a world beater, but pretty good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mojorisn (26) - - DEC 21, 2012
Amazing brew. Excellent lacing with tiny cascading bubbles; a true beaute to watch. And the mouthfeel is nice and thick in the bitter finish especially, like a wine loaded with tannins. But it all starts with the aroma with this one. One of the best i smelled in a while. Maple first with cocoa second and buttered rum close behind. Nice and roasty as well. Especially in the taste; roasty with bitter astringency, yet mellowed by a classic, natural old school sweetness. Think molasses, butterscotch; not the shite kind, but the old fashioned homemade pure stuff. PS: I noticed the fall season in Ontario developed a unified surge of pumpkin beer all the way. Now in the winter, it’s imperial stouts. And it’s much better! And so far this my fave.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hungarian_G (87) - - DEC 21, 2012
Pours a deep walnut brown with a medium caramel coloured head and minimal lacing. Aroma of dark roast coffee, dark cocao, anise and roasted malts. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, burnt sugar and hops. Medium carbonation with full body and smooth creamy mouthfeel. Finish is of roasted malts, some bitter herbal and floral hops and mild alcohol. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a near black dark brown with light brown head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is quite licorice-y with dark roasty coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour is somewhat sweet licorice, roasty coffee, fruit and cocoa. A little thinner than I would have expected (though certainly not thin in absolute terms). Pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (211) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
Interesting aroma, sweet malt coming through, alcoholy/solvent, dried fruit. Beautiful appearance, dark black/brown with a thick dark head. Coffee is the first taste that comes through, a metallic hint and then a not overpowering sweetness and a mild hop bitterness at the end. Medium-heavy body. An interesting brew, one of the better Canadian RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle: Thanks to Simon: Medium sized vaster tan light brown head which changes slowly into a island of thicker in the middle and almost gone on the side brown lacing on top of a blak colored beer. Smell lot of liquorice, lot of malts and barley malts, some oatmeal, some chocolate, but lot of roasted barley malts make the dominating factor. Taste dark chocolate, bitters, lot of roasted barley malts, oatmeal, cacoa, roasted barley malts, roasted liquorice wood , chalky choxolate, darkened toffeee and some chocolate drenched hops. Aftertaste is malty with some cacoa/chocolate, bitter and herbs. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, fuller body and a creamy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
50 cl partagée avec Yan. Un liquide qui présente une robe presque noire et un collet de mousse presque brun. La naissance d’une dentelle qui s’enroule autour du verre. Un nez de torréfaction et de grains fumants avec comme douceur la gentille combine de la mélasse et du chocolat. Au goût, des saveurs de céréales maltées rôties qui sont amères en évitant d’être enlacées par des notes plus douces. En bouche, la présence de bonnes bulles à travers un corps moyen et crémeux. En finale, des grains qui assèchent et une subite chaleur d’alcool. Honnête et intéresssante proposition.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Bouteille de 500ml partagée avec Patrick. Bière noire avec une mousse brune durable. Très surprenant. Le nez est de café, grain rôti, grillé. Les effluves sont très agréables. La bouche a une belle texture, du café, de l’amertume de grain torréfié. Malheureusement il y a une trace de poussière en fin de bouche qui lui prive d’un 8/10. Alors 7/10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vancookalex (13) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours quite dark with a thick tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, licorice and coffee. Tastes of roasty coffee (mainly), chocolate, with a touch of licorice. Wicked smooth on the palate, though. Got this bottle very cheap, and I’d have paid full price for it no problem. A solid offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Courtesy of resenaren. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and bitter chocolate finish.


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