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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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1662) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1940) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (927) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeistAlmighty (1109) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5934) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (1953) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4033) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
500ml bottle pours black in color with a small tan head and little lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Taste is roasted malt bitterness with a malty sweetness and light hop bitterness. Body is a little light for the style and carbonation is light. A decent stout that would have scored higher if there was more body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
Black,tan head.Nose of licorice & dry malt.Dry light roast profile, low carbonation. Far too thin for the style , more like London Porter. Roast bitterness in finish. Disappointing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and toasted. Slight spiced note. Spiced, hoppy and grapefruity. Smooth toasted dark malty and slight breadish. Lingering hoppy and slight toasted malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Black coloured with a huge beige head. Fruity and roasted aroma of caramel and berries. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.


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