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


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Almost black. No real head. This beer has a meaty, cheesy richness like the counter at Oyama Sausage in the Granville Island market. I probably should have used a Halifax reference, I know. There’s a gorgeous dark fruit note with a nice nutty malt accent. It’s a shade thinner than I’d like in the body but the dark fruits and sweet malts are very nice. It’s got a nice, fairly bright character, but the aroma promised more richness and in that respect I felt a little let down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Another gift from Daknole!!!! Nice beer, pours dark brown with scant but lasting brown head. Thin and light-looking. Some fruitiness like blackberry in the flavors. Dessert-like, rich creamy and sexy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle from jerc. Thanks! Black pour, smallish light brown head. Aroma has lots of toasted malt, some coffee, prunes and molasses. Flavor has some nice chocolate and molasses notes. Full and creamy mouthfeel add to the beer. This is an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
Pours a completely black colour, no highlights under bright light. Head is just a skiff of deep brown. Nose is plenty of dark roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, and a detectable amount of hops as well. Flavour is initally exceptionally bitter, both from hops and from bitter chalky dark malts. Finish is very ashy and charcoalish. The middle is lots of sweet roasted malts. The bitterness lasts long into the finish. Carbonation is low but nice, and it is quite chewy, and reasonably smooth. Nice beer, but a bit heavy perhaps on the ash notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
A deep dark stout with a super thick dark moka head, resilient. Aroma of chocolate, plums, light vinous notes, with ashen quality. In mouth, a rich black coffee and bitter chocolate, with notes of licorice and soy. Rich and warming, with good alcohol burned. A very nice offering. Bottle from Probstk, more than one year old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
Deep, near-black brown, modest brown head. Very roasty burnt malt aroma, with coffee and ash standing out, and some pruney elements coming forward as it warms. Palate is very roasty, with coffee and burnt malt dominating, and an underlying fruit-acid sweetness adding a touch of character. Finish is moderately bitter, considering a beer of this size. Not terribly complex, but delicious regardless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of Quake1028. The aroma holds acetone, dark fruit, alcohol fumes, dark chocolate and chocolate liqueur. The body is full black with a diminishing mocha head. Big roasted malt, chocolate in the fore. A little stale in the middle. Mild oxidization. Hint of soy. Mostly just chocolatey and smooth though with burnt malt accents.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
This pours a black oily black with a nice thick brown head and a taste of sweet chocolate and roasted malts overall a nice drinkable IPS and well balanced and complex.CHEERS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle from Greg, Thanks!. Essentially black, a small amount of deep ruby light shines through around the edges. Tan head. Nose is huge rich malt, some soy qualities, hops are solid but not forward. Flavor is caramel & toffee, a bit of chocolate. Dusty malt comes in after a moment, along with tingly hops to balance the sweetness. A bit milky which is strange in the context of the other flavors. I don’t taste the alcohol but I can feel it on my tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2008
Bouteille 341ml, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, de café, légèrement fruité (cerises, traces de raisins et de figues) et avec des notes de houblon herbeux et des petites notes de chocolat au lait et de réglisse noire. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture riche, crémeuse et moynnement huileuse. Moyen goût fruité (cerises, léger de raisins, traces de figues) accompagné de notes lactiques de chocolat au lait, de traces de réglisse noire et de fumée de bois lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût moyennement amer de malt assez rôti (faibles notes brûlées), de chocolat noir et avec des notes de caramel terreux et de mélasse sucrée puis progressivement un goût de café vient s’installer jusqu’en finale où l’on retrouve également un léger goût de houblon herbeux et d’alcool doux. Post-goût long, moyennement amer de rôti, de café, de chocolat noir, léger d’alcool, de houblon herbeux et de fruits (moût de cerises et de raisins).

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