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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: 130   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!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grwido (57) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
Jet black beer with a tan head. Smells of dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Coffee and chocolate come through in taste as well as roasted malts. Nice slightly bitter finish. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
motor oil black with a wicked beige coloured head. aromas donít disapoint. big roasted malts with coffee and milk chocolate notes. wow big. on the palate it is as big and very roasted coffee notes having a long finish. this is a beautiful brew. period.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
341 ml bottle. A nice big imp stout. Pours black in colour, with decent tan head. Aroma and taste are firstly chocolate, with decent balance of coffee and a little bit of alchohol peeking out. Good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwhipp3980 (4) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010 does not count
Chocolate and coffee aromas dominate, with a bit of resiny hops. Appearance is nearly black with a surprisingly frothy tan head. Slightly sweet (might be better in a few months) and a bit bitter. Not-quite-full body and creamy mouth feel. Lively carbonation for a stout with a bitter finish. Not my favorite imperial stout, but worth drinking on a cold Halifax night.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - DEC 26, 2009
Maybe not the most distinctive Iíve ever had but pretty damn good, Got a growler fresh from the brewery so my opinion may be biased on debauchery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
12oz bottle from a trade... Pours a dark brownish black with reddish edges and no head... Aroma of char and liquid smoke which dominate upfront. Notes of dark chocolate to follow but ultimately dall to the wayside to more of the dominant aspects... Aroma of smoke and roast with less assertive stout qualities which arenít too imperial like. Some earth and chalk in the finish. Somewhat muted upfront but opened up after a few.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Black/darkest brown. Small layer of frothy tan foam. Mild aroma- light roast, light chocolate, light opium-like herbal perfume, and drier dense bread like malt. Flavor is even more mild with the same characters. Medium body, light carbonation. Not enough weight here, tame imperial stout. An interesting herbal perfume is somewhat redeeming, but still not enough going on here. From notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2009
341 ml bottle from the brewery, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. At least two years old.

App.: Deep brown-black with a fair light mocha head. Aroma: Strong, thick, oily brown sugar, molasses, licorice, black coffee and dark chocolate, somewhat fruity, lighter milk chocolate as well, lovely. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Still fruity with lots of grape jelly, less of the deep, rich oily malts found in the nose, still a fair amount of licorice, some molasses, less chocolate, a touch vinous and woody; kinda sweet with just enough bitterness, some coffee to finish.

The flavour canít match the palate, but still very tasty, particularly for its age.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Nearly a gusher. Over carbonation leads to a sizable but large-bubbled cola-looking head that stays around longer than is welcome. Nearly pitch black body. Nose: lactic chocolate milk balls, ash, roast, soft, melted milk chocolate all covered by the small but noticeable scent of isovaleric acid. Medium thickness, some chewiness and sweetness up front, drying considerable over the middle, leaving an ashy and parched finish, uncomfortable and unflavorful. Heavily astringent, excessively roasty and sulfuric in the same way that charcoal and a recently extinguished match turn the nose. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle- A deep black letting no light through, with a frothy mocha head that leaves good lace. Nose of roasty coffee, toasted malts, some dark chocolate, cocoa powder, like sweet coffee with khalua added. tastes weak in comparison to aroma. Coffee and dark chocolate, sweet cocoa, but that is about it. No real hint of the ABV, which is nice, but the body gets thin, and is taken over by sweet roast flavours. Creamy, if a bit thin in the finish. Good.


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