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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La stout impériale russe St-Ambroise est un hommage québécois aux stouts impériales anglaises de la fin du XVIieme siècle, qui étaient brassées pour la cour de l’impératrice russe Catherine II la Grande.

Faite d’un mélange de malts d’orge, la Stout impériale russe St-Ambroise est infusée aux houblons Cascade, Goldings et Willamette, ce qui lui donne un caractère houblonné remarquable avec une finale moelleuse. Brassée avec du bois vieilli dans le bourbon, cette ale corsée se distingue par son riche arôme fumé aux accents de vanille, d’expresso et de chocolat.

Servir la Stout impériale russe St-Ambroise entre 13°C et 15°C, de préférence dans un verre à porto ou un ballon à brandy. Comme cette bière se bonifie avec le temps, il est recommandé de la conserver dans un lieu frais et sombre durant quelques années.

St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout is Quebec’s tribute to the late 1700’s English Imperial Stouts, brewed for the Russian courts of Catherine the Great.
Made from a blend of barley malts, St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout is infused with Cascade, Goldings and Willamette hops, resulting in an outstanding hop-character with a smooth finish. Bourbon wood-aged, this full-bodied ale has a rich, smoky aroma with hints of vanilla, expresso and chocolate.

Serve St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout between 13°C and 15°C, preferably in a port glass or a brandy snifter. This stout will improve with age for a number of years. Store in a cool, dark place.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
2013 bottle. Black pour with thin brown head, leaves a good lace on the glass. Exceptionally smooth, rich malty flavour, smoked meat smell, long roasted finish. Easy to drink somehow, awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (818) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a small, short lived, dark brown head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate malt, bourbon, oak, peat and a hint of vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, soya sauce, peat, oak and a hint of vanilla with a dry, bitter, bourbon finish. Full body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent, probably the best beer they make.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stephane_Houle (229) - - JAN 11, 2016
Apparence: D?une couleur noir opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une bonne durée. Effervescence difficile à évaluer, mais semble quasi inexistante. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt torréfié et de légères notes de chocolat et de café. Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps ample. Au goût, ce sont des flaveurs de malt torréfié, d’alcool et de café. Longue finale, avec une légère effervescence et idem pour l’amertume. Commentaires: Excellente Impériale stout année après année. Bonne complexité. Fiche technique Style: Imperial Stout Format: 341 ml Taux d?alcool : 9.2% Température: 13 - 15°C Houblons: Cascade, Golding et Willamette

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1080) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Nearly black pour, thick with a brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate and raisin, touch of anise. Taste is chocolate, fairly bitter, hints of raisin and spice. Lots going on, quite nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (837) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
341 mL bottle. Black pour thin dark tan head. Heavy heavy roast aroma, dark chocolate, espresso. Thick body, a real sipper. Alcohol comes through a bit. Doesn’t get much darker or heavier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Heavy roast. Thick, heavy palate. heavily roasted and a good palate, bit it would benefit from some complexity in the flsvor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9515) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Dark oily pour with a smaller head. Roasty, slightly sweet. Oily texture. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2015
Black color with inch thick beige head. Aroma is vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, fantastic. Taste is similar, but not thick enough for this beer. Bitter finish. Still good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3621) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2015
11.2 ounce bottle purchased in Vancouver. Aroma is a bit ashy, some anise and licorice. Not much else. Inky dark brown/black body with a small virtually non-existent tan head. Starts with lots of oaked woodiness. Super woody. Has some anise and ashiness in the middle. Finishes with a bit of astringency. Kind of harsh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2866) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Black colour, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Very bitter aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Subtle bourbon aftertaste with some hints of vanilla. Bitter with light sweet hints. Great!


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