Brewed by The Twisted Hop
Style: Imperial Stout
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
An Imperial Russian Stout strong enough to warm your cockles during long Baltic winters. Mind how you go. (Not recommended for those undergoing fertility treatment)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from Jimthechap - cheer’ bro! Shared with Theis and the doctor. Pours an opaque black with a tanned head. Sweet and bitter with aromas of hard roasted malts, bourbon and dark chocolate. Also hints of prunes and cofee... and tiny hints of lakridskonfekt. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and sweet finish with more bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Sune’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Hard burned. Fruity. Dark burned toast. Ok hoppy. Tarmas. Texture is oiley. Licorice. Light black berries. Light smokey. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with dense tan coloured head.. Looks very oily as it pours down the side of theglass. Great slightly creamy aromas of floral citrusy hops, roasted grain, milk coffee, light toffee and very sweet caramel. Really good. Flavours are initially very sweet before some roasted grain and hop bitterness comes through to balance things out, Resiny aftertaste with a hint of sourness. Fullish creamy mouthfeel. Yeah nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Dark black in colour with toffee coloured head. Thick surpehy. Alchol on the aroma. Big bitter finish, slighly oily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black pour with ample tan coloured head. Roasty, espresso aroma. Sweet flavour profile upfront which gives way to a bitter mid flavour and finally a mouth puckering astringency with warming alcohol on the finish. Complex, interesting but I’d prefer a Chimay Blue for sheer drinking pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2011
Bought this in a bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits, not sure why, probably liked the name despite being wary of NZ attempts at strong beers. It poured jet black with a surprisingly foamy rich looking tan head, which didn’t disappear. The aroma is fantastic; coffee and a slight hint of metal which sings promise. In the mouth it is slightly oily and cloying, and the coffee continues, along with lots of other rich flavours, licorice and chocolate. It doesnt’ feel too alcoholic, but you know it’s there when you breathe out. It has a medium sweetness but doesn’t stick around in the mouth. Nice balance is what I thought. Brilliant drop, knock a bollock off to try one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2010
On handpull at the brewpub. Big and rich, lots of oaky flavours for me - along with malty coffee and chocolate, and stewed fruits. Quaffable at your peril!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2009
Tasted at the bar - jet black with a tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma with a bit of coffee grinds and hop earthyness too. Big in the mouth, lots going on - licorice, coffee, burnt caramel & some dark fruits. Despite the flavours it’s the velvet richness that makes this wothwhile. Another at the bar thought it ’quite quaffable’ - for me one to definately savor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught at the Twisted Hop, Christchurch. Pours almost black with a small dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and cherries. The flavour is the same. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Good bitterness in the finish. A good drinking porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2009
Yeah! great finale to a great evening at the hop. dark dark brown with a dark brown head. roasted coffee flavours and some hoppiness too, maybe cascade, hard to tell under all the roastiness. thick maltiness and high roasted bitterness, not too cloying. great stuff!

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