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


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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2011

Bottle 341ml.

[ Trade by asheft ]. Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, espresso, peat, vanilla, light soya sauce. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt roasted, chocolate, light soya sauce. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20110410]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter, toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and dry into a dry malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30935) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, alcohol, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, soy sauce, and chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of oak and vanilla. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, oak and vanilla. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak dusty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2011
bottle at jans ... dark deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft chocolate bourbon roast malt nose ... big bourbon front ... dark solid roast malts ... little coconut ... little soya ... little charcoal in linger ... to much bourbon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16788) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle. Maroon color, nice brown head, scant lacing. Nice coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Taste is bitter coffee grounds, bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver
Pitch black color, pouring oily, initially almost without head, developing later a generous and persistent brown creamy head. Wonderful aroma of chocolate with vanilla pod, Bourbon oak, roasted nuts. Smooth mouthfeel, and good body size; the flavor is deep, chocolatey, but unfortunately also too roasty; it has some liquorice flavor, traces of vanilla, and mild final salty impression; coffeish finish.
Good, but too burnt, in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Thanks CapFlu! Almost black. Big impy nose. Lots of stringing roast malt intensity, alcohol up the nostrils and that sort of thing. Light chocolate character with hints of bourbon. Smokey, bourbony, chocolatey flavour finally emerges as it warms. Nice balance and complexity, a coffeeish brew with a nice barrel character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Thanks to an IP trade with Patrick in Montreal for this one! Drank at home in Mar ’12. Poured from a 341ml bottle into a goblet to a rich black colour with a dirty brown speckled frothy head (which is a good thing!) On the nose dark roasted and chocolate malts, wood, a faint dose of vanilla along with a pinch of bourbon, just the right amount, not overpowering. In terms of taste I get the dark roasted malts immediately and also hints of coffee along with the chocolate flavour, the former which I didn’t really get on the nose! Some woodiness in the taste and overall very well balanced with you knowing all about the bourbon but it not getting in the way! A bitter/roasty/dryish finish turning slightly sweet as you digest - which was excellent! Full bodied on the mouth with a rich drinkable finish for a 9% beer and minimal carbonation. Overall - an excellent imperial stout and the bourbon flavouring was just right!

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