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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial Stout
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (266) - - MAR 1, 2014
bottiglia bellissima,prima russian imperial stout inglese della mia vita..il fatto che gli inglesi siano più "delicati",soprattutto paragonati agli americani è evidente principalmente dalle birre! ti aspetti una birra con schiuma nocciola,spessissima,densa e invece ti ritrovi a bere una birra veramente strana! aroma nemmeno troppo intenso,tipico dello stile però..scura ma non tropoo,schiuma bianca e poco persistente..il gusto altrettanto,è una buonissima imperial stout ma è sottotono sotto tutti gli aspetti!


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
procraste (113) - FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
C’est léger, sans doute trop pour une I.R.S. Pas trop complexe en terme d’arôme. Un nez pas engageant ... Désolé mais ce n’est pas pour moi ... Trop alcoolisé pour si peu d’effets. Pour finir, des trucs dans la présentation m’agacent vraiment: La signature toute en volutes avec marqué "master brewer" en dessous / La mention 2012 vintage avec le numéro de bouteille à côté / le petit texte emphatique au dos .... Vraiment ça fait très "premium concon" !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2483) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
A dark brown/ruby/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Rich, roasty, malty, coffee, dark berry fruit aroma. Taste is similar, rich, sweet, slightly roasty, some coffee, dark fruit. Pleasant Imperial Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4093) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and some vanilla. Strange bitterness at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Intsr (58) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2015
Aroma : caramel, chocolate, grass, toast, roasty, APPEARANCE : brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, Taste : light sweetness, medium bitter, lightly sour, Palate : light body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (684) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2015
Brune sombre mais pas opaque, carbo genereuse, petit collet de fines bulles persistant. Aromes liquoreux, cuir, sauce soja. Petite note métallique à l’attaque mais qui disparaît après la première gorgée. On ressent vite la présence des 10° d’alcool. Cote saveurs on se place sur les fruits noirs, le réglisse.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3978) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 24, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($6ish): Pours near black with a carbonated body and a light beige head. Aroma is kind of minerally and metallic with hints of soy sauce, herbs, and chocolate. Taste is somewhat bitter. Some dark chocolate in there. Sticky sweetness is in there, but there would be no way that you could really call this sweet. Some lingering aftertaste. Alcohol is well covered if it is indeed this alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (403) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
Bottle: Vintage 2012: Aroma is soft roasted malts with a gentle shower of mild coffee. Taste is round and pleasant. Soft toffee, creamy caramels, soft roast with a small hint of wood. In the aftertaste there is a kind of lively fizz after all, almost like a drop of soy sauce. This was a very pleasant Imp. Stout and I enjoyed it a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlkmn (23) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2015
Smells like chocolate rum pralines, it’s a bit sweet, gives you a very nice note of 70% dark chocolate on the palate, with some hints of cherry. For 10% ABV it has surprisingly little alcohol in the actual taste, I would say that it’s a bit watery, too. From the very nice russian-style vintage bottle, I expected something a bit more exciting, but nevertheless a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3698) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Bouteille numéro 1175. Vintage 2014. Robe brune qui est coiffée par une mousse diminutive qui ne laisse qu’un soupir sur la paroi de mon verre. Au nez, stout riche à l’anglaise : c’est ce qui me vient à l’esprit. Corps de mélasse mais aussi de chocolat, de caramel et, sans doute, de réglisse un peu sucrée. Décidément, beaucoup de fruits rouges mais aussi des raisins bleus et peut-être l’effet d’un fût de chêne. Au goût, les saveurs sont celles d’un stout impérial qui a séjourné dans une barrique ayant contenu un vin de porto ou autre produit qui transpire une certaine acidité fruitée. Donc, beaucoup de boisé et de houblons et de malts rendus capiteux. En bouche, j’ai la nette sensation d’un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement modéré et une texture vineuse. En finale, ça devient tiède et ça s’étend sur des notes de cuir fruité.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBlueSky93 (401) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle from Beer52. Pours dark brown, almost black with a single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, licquorice, marshmallow and biscuit. Initial Caramel taste, toffee, biscuit, then a complex mixture of chocolate, marshmallow and licorice. Maybe some vanilla too. Nice and Sweet!


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