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

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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!


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. [ Courtesy of OKBeer ] Clear dark black color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy bitter and light sweet with a long duration. (Bitternes is chocolate / malt bitter, soft and smooth). Body is full to medium, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (081007)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32344) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29851) - 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?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17658) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15371) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Very, very dark brown, almost black, with a khaki head. Heavy on the roasted malt aromas with some dark fruit, licorice, and coffee. Dark chocolate, burnt sugar, and a hint of molasses. The flavor is a touch bitter, but has a lot of sweetness from the burnt sugar, licorice, and molasses. Big roasted malt and coffee, some dark chocolate, and a touch of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10932) - 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.


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