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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 136   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2570) - 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 (271) - 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 (4728) - 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 (3360) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3259) - 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 (17520) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1995) - 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 (2298) - 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 (977) - 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.


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