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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31208) - 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 (20789) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29308) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a red shine under a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of burnt rubber, malt, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, wood, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish - is there a slight infection in here?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10830) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
clear dark brown, smooth light brown head. roasted malts, honey, nice sweet almost boozy base to the aroma flavor is roasted malts, caramel, flowery hoppy note, milky note, ends quite dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours an opaque pitch black with a lacing light brown head. Heavily roasted aroma, vanilla and dark fruits. Solid body, carbonation is a little excessive, hard roast flavours with a twist of smoke and vanilla. Malt bitter finish. Solid stuff. 230511

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Black color; medium sized creamy head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt, milky, with notes of leather and cocoa nibs. Reasonable body strength, even if more was expected; good flavor, dominated by the roasted malts, with some liquorice finish. Strong bitterness, mostly coming from the roasted malts, and still a milky trace. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
500 mL bottle from the brewery, served in a snifter. Pours hazy dark chestnut with a tiny, rocky tan head. The head quickly fades to a bare cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of sweet, roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, licorice, herbs and a hint of pine. The flavour starts out moderately sweet with a strong roasted quality and a touch of whisky. A moderate bitterness is soon added to the mix, with a piney, citrusy quality. The finish is long and bitter with peppery alcohol notes. On the palate, it is full in body with a thick, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent imperial stout with a surprising hoppy character. The Cascade hops bring to mind a black IPA, but this is a much deeper and heavier brew. 2011-03-04

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
500mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, with some light chocolate and vanilla notes. The flavour reveals this smoked malt upfront, with some breadiness, a little iodine but not dominating, with even subtler chocolate. Quite nice, though subpar for impy stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
500ml bottle from 16th St. Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a murky black with thin khaki head. Aroma is smoky malt with some hop notes. Flavour is lusciously thick with smoky malt, sharp hop bite, some iodine, breadiness. Some licorice. Finish is nicely lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Pours a dark colour with a brownish hue. big thick coffee coloured head. aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. taste is light sweet dark chocolate and hints of coffee. solid stout


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