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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3473) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12oz bottle shared by largadeer - thanks Chris! Pours a very dark brown color and silky smooth with a large lasting tan head and great lacing. Very subtle aroma but a very nice. Lots of anise along with roast and very slight barrel notes. The flavor is excellent, more intense than the aroma, with again considerable anise and soft roastiness. Smooth dark chocolate, burnt caramel, and molasses. Silky smooth on the mouthfeel with medium-full body and a long smooth finish. A damn good subtle imperial stout. Really impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2011
12oz bottle. Thanks to Shawn for sharing... Pours a solid deep stouty black pour with barely lighter reddish hues with a thin tan quickly dissipating tan head... Aroma is roasty with a mild degree of soap, somewhat oily with some decent wood presence.. Solid and assertive overall... Flavors are roasty, mild degree of smoky woodiness, chocolate and fudge with a dark fruit twang and char bitterness in the finish. Smooth body. Really nice robust and assetive flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3227) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle from secret santa. Thanks a ton! Tangy dark fruits, rich molasses and dark chocolate. Light plum and rum cake notes. Taste is nice smooth molasses and bourbon. Touch of wood. Nice body. Bourbon well integrated. High cocoa dark chocolate and molasses with a nice bourbon kiss. Char. Great. Liked a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours thick and black with a lasting creamy brown head. Aroma has both cocoa powder and dark chocolate notes as well as hints of vanilla, coffee and smoke. Flavour has the same chocolatey characteristics as the aroma but more prominent coffee, vanilla and liquorice as well as the hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with soft carbonation and a lingering roasty, bitter finish. Great Imperial Stout overall, the bourbon wood ageing adds to the brew nicely without being overbearing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2011
Tan coloured head very dark stout medium carbonation aroma vanilla coffee chocolate richness bourbon aroma smooth smokey flavour fruity hops citrus peel bitter vanilla expresso coffee chocolate dry cocoa cigar taste dryness at the finish on the palate fruit and malt plus the lingering bitter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cirrhosis (1196) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
Extreme dark brown body with an ok cap which is long lasting. Sweet bakers chocolate with cinnamon, vanilla, mild alcohol and mild elements of smoke make up the yummy aroma. Brew is intense without being rough which is always a good thing. Burnt sugar and lots of it in the flavor, mild smoke, hints of coffee, with a sweet earthy after taste. After a while a pepper flavor becomes very evident. Great beer nice and smooth full of flavor and remains highly drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalchopz (2216) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Purchased at Marché Omni and comes in a scotch tube, 2010 edition. Pours a real dark brown (almost black) with hardly any ruby highlights. Its head is huge, creamy, everlasting, and moca coloured. Aromas has lots of molasses, roasted and caramel malts, with hints of chocolate, coffee, licorice and spices. Oily mouthfeel with no burns from the high alcohol. Much of the aromas are found in the taste, but this is where the vanilla shows up (from the bourbon aged-wood). Quite a nice treat from McAuslan... always pleasant to see another one from this great brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
Black with a small thick light brown head and a bit of lacing. Awesome aroma! Big vanilla, chocolate, sweet, smooth roasted malts, hint of licorice, touch of alcohol, very good. Smooth and stiff and the same time. Mild coffee taste, pepper, some hop bite, chocolate, big roast, Xmas candy. There’s a dude on the UFC thing we are watching whose nickname is "The Mexecutioner". Licorice, faint heat. Goes back very smooth. Me likey.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2011
2009 Casketed bottle from Le Roi du secrete de punani. Pours oily jet black with very minimal tan head. Nose is roasty dark patent malt, prunes, oak, cacao, molasses. Tastes black patent malty, with a big figgy, slight brown sugar, hops, overall dry, with backup hops, oaky notes, vanilla, and a lot of complexity. Evolves to get more cacao notes late, and at times comes off like a dry cacaoey london porter style beer, but is very unique whatever you might wish to call it, punk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours viscous black, thick dark tan head, nice and persistent. Lacing is above average as well. Nose is roasty, fishy, spicy, and rather smoky. Some real soy sauce notes here too... Flavours are intensely roasty, lots of smoke and soy here too. Fruit and bourbon let their presence be known as the beer warms, very generous and complex. A pleasant way to spend the evening. Also, Val Kilmer makes a surprisingly convincing Doc Holliday. I wonder why he doesn’t get work any more?


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