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

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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31793) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29828) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21497) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15217) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13196) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12788) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, light roastiness, vanilla, subtle lactose, smoke,and maple syrup. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and caramel.


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