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


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3269) - Candiac, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3239) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17174) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1932) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours black with full tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, and hints of coffee. Bitter initial coffee flavors followed by chocolate and hops. A little thin and alcohol is present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2243) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
Un massif de malts rôtis et torréfiés avec un corps lacté, frais avec mélasse et chocolat. Peu d’amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (972) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
500ml bottle. Near black pour with big toffee head that leaves a sticky lace. Lots of dark roast coffee on the nose with a little chocolate. There’s a decent hop presence in there with a little booziness. A little light on the palate but hits with a big coffee note that fleshes out with some chocolate and a little hops. Finishes with warming alcohol and a little licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeistAlmighty (1145) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma is dark roasty malts and some... hops? Interesting. Pours black, like no light going through at all. Moderate mocha head with some oily lacing. Taste is rather complex, dark malt sweetness, some roastiness, woodsiness, some earthy hops,some touches of dark fruit, bakers chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Body is full without being heavy. Overall, this is an imperial stout that approaches greatness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
In short: A very simple and very roasted fluffy stout. Just ok
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed approximately 4 months after purchase. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose is very roasted, some burnt robber, a bit of smoke. Taste is burnt toasts, a bit of smoke, some grapefruit acidity, notes of cocoa powder. As it is the case with most highly roasted beer the sweetness sensation was rather low and that made the beer easy to drink. But there were a few things I didn’t like. The body was too fluffy/foamy, the grapefruit acidity felt off in this beer and overall the beer was far from complex, in fact it was a very very simple beer. I was expecting better, I hope my next beer will be more satisfying, I’m already looking forward to opening another beer, and this is how I realized that my entire life is basically just about killing time in between beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2061) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
Small bottle. Dark brown with a tan head that fades quickly. Molasses, hint of vegetables but not in a bad way, semi-sweet chocolate and malts, burnt caramel, bit of plumb. Below average body, bit of smoke and sweet, quite dry but a bit vegetaby. M’eh.

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