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

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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3228) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 7, 2012
341ml brown bottle from a tube. 2011 version which is 9.2% abv according to the label. . Black pour, opaque. Dense brown head with a creamy bead. Thick messy lacing clings to the glass. Nose has some warm bourbon alcohol notes, lots of dark chocolate malts, sweetish but not overpowering. Taste has deep roasty malts, dark coffee, cocoa/chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, charred wood, sweet warming alcohol. Finish has bourbon and hops, long roasty and hoppy end, late wood barrel notes. Full body, mellow carbonation, very smooth feel in the mouth. Overall I found this came together super well as a fresh imperial stout and would have no problem drinking these fresh on the spot .I’m usually not one to lay down imperial stouts, but I would have no problem socking away a few of these to have 2 or 3 years down the line. A very well put together wood aged stout at a very nice price.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippyHop (577) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Hot diggity damn this stuff is good. Tried the 2013 version last night, 2014 tonight. Both are phenomenally good, and both have aged very well. Jet black motor oil pour with a small, dark brown cap. The 2013 version seemed a touch smokier/toastier, heavier on the licorice. 2014 seems more chocolaty, but both are pretty much the same. Burnt toast, licorice, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla/bourbon, dark caramel, this stuff hits all the right IS notes - this stuff is smoother than a barbershop shave. Sweet syrupy malt, velvety, creamy texture, lingering burnt grain bitterness on the finish. Did I say this stuff was smooth? Because good god it’s smooth. There’s a bit of warmth from the booze but otherwise it’s dangerously well hidden. I have another couple bottles aging but like a horny teenager seeing his first pair of boobs on prom night, I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep my hands off them. Good god what is with the similes lately. I’m sorry Mr. Chandler.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mariobiron (21) - St-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Excellente ! J’adore le style et c’est une digne représentante qui n’a pas à rougir devant ses pairs.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1888) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 1, 2016
Quite the real deal. Pours an impenetrable and soupy dark dark brown and no head. Dark bitter chocolate and roast on the nose and very similar in the mouth. Good length and low fizz lets the flavours cut through easily. Looking very good at 5 years of age and should go another 2 to 3 without too much trouble.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1655) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2016
12oz bottle pours a thick black color with dark brown head. Rich flavors of roasted malt, hops and bourbon. Some burnt brown sugar flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (93) - - MAR 28, 2016
Acheté par mon frère en 2012, bu en 2016. Au nez, sublimes arômes de réglisses et vanille. Robe noire opaque avec mousse brune collant sur le verre. Très rond en bouche, alcool pas du tout présent. Goût de café torréfiée et vanille. Finish sec.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (725) - 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 (650) - 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 (228) - - 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 (1023) - 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 (766) - Edmonton, 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.


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