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


on tap


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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!

Beerenberger's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Aroma of dark fruit and chocolate. Pours a deep blackish brown with no head. The taste is much like the nose - dark roasted malts, dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. There is slight bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation - creamy texture. Overall, a very tasty and enjoyable imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (2000) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Celle-ci n’est pas paresseuse. La dentelle tracée est faite dans les règles de l’art dès le départ. Le noir du liquide est propre au style. Le nez détecte du grain presque brûlé qui virevolte avec de la mélasse et du caramel écossais. En bouche c’est désordonné. C’est acidulé, amer, chocolaté et maltée, dans une texture soyeuse qui repasse l’éventail des saveurs en mélangeant le tout à chaque fois. C’est quand même bien corpulent. Les saveurs sont de courte durée, comme si ça manquait de souffle. Mais elle est plus qu’appréciable à déguster. (Emb.12/16) (1939-300816)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (114) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
One finger of persistent tan head, fluffy. Nice lacing. Very dark brown / black colour. Cocoa, toffee, prune, light roast aromas. Matching flavours. Strong chocolate and molasses, dark crystal/caramel sweetness. Roastiness comes through more in the aftertaste. Creamy medium-full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This luscious Imperial Stout relies on roasted raisins, diversified by a few green hop moments, peppery bitterness and mild alcohol warmth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A persistent head of foam thrones atop the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is appropriately rich yet the carbonation manages to make everything feel smooth and easy.
-Alcohol is not a bother at all.
-The finish is not as intense as the flavor profile.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (395) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a pitch black color with a beige medium head. Mocha coffee, roasted malts and some dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavour but it quickly switches to some hoppy bitterness. Moufhfeel is creamy. Really like it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (278) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Pours black with some tan head. Medium to strong bitter taste. Medium to full bodied, thick texture, with a bitter finish. Strong and bitter, a very nice Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. From notes. Coffee, dark chocolate and other Roasty notes. Decent amount of fermented dark fruits. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
500ml bottle, deep dark black color, with a thick bubbly tan-colored head, with a mild mocha, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, mint leaf nose, with a chocolate cake, chocolate milk, molasses, brownie note, with a mild sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, chocolate praline, vanilla, ice coffee, tootsie roll candyish, toffee accent in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth smooth mocha, dark bitter chocolate, burnt dark dried fruit, molasses, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, wheat malty character, with some mint leaf, brownie, burnt toast, chocolate fudge, coffee, burnt fruitcake, chocolate pie flavours, within a brown sugar undertone, leading towards a warming, chocolate cake dough, mint chocolate, coffeeish, burnt dark dried fruitiness, molasses, sweet barley sugar, caramel, chocolate, black, wheat, toasted maltiness, lingering roasty bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1542) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Aroma is caramel, chocolate, mocha and espresso. Taste is roasty malts, chocolate and mocha. Finishes with rich malt flavors and slight hop bitterness. Appearance is black with a medium beige head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
2 year old bottle. Deep dark brown with beastly a tint on the side with a thin tan head. Smells of slight herbal hops, coffee and chocolate roast, dark malt and mocha. Still a bit bubbly after two years but smooth. Starts sweet and finishes dry and bitter without any hint of the 8%. Lots of chocolate and mocha with fudge - by the way, I paired this with chocolate fudge cheese. Great after two years and totally worth the wait.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from the Liquor Store on PEI Pours a solid black color with a huge frothy tan head that persists forever. Vinous chocolate fudge and caramel maltiness dominate the aroma. Light earthy floral round out the nose. The flavor is rich thick chocolate caramel and roast with quite a vinous fruity edge to it. Light smoke and earth round us out nicely. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a rich creamy ashy mouthfeel. Wow thats a pretty nice stout right there! Reminds me a lot of Bell’s Expedition, I really enjoyed this.

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