Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Cask; Special (at 9.5%). Also available in bottles.
Brewed to a Courage recipe from the 1850s, this extra strong stout was first brewed for export to Russia where it was a popular drink at the court of Catherine the great.
Hops: Appollo, Hallertau, Hersbrucker
Malts: Maris Otter, Amber, Black Patent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle at barely legal tasting room . Pours black , good white head . Smell is mostly bitter , also a bit sweet , and an undertone of roast-sourness . Taste is full , roasted , bitter , coffee , oats and toffee . Thick mouthfeel . Soft-as-silk taste , that gets way intenser towards the taste .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Toffee, soy, raisin, blackstrap molasses, whiskey, blackcurrant, salt, and malt. Pours a dark black with no head and a little effervescence. Dark chocolate, coffee, bread, a touch of anise, and bitterness. Full bodied and creamy with a nice warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (14807) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbrauens, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Citrus, treacle, toffee, woody, slight menthol note, bread crust, peppery, liquorice and spiritous. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering dry bitter, treacle, liquorice, malty, spiritous finish. Comments: Gorgeous and glass lace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
330ml bottle @ home. From Saveur Biere.

Black stuff with sticky brown foam. Aroma of salty liquorice. Dark chocolate and liquorice at taste. Toasty smooth IS. I like a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzgorog (638) - FRANCE - JAN 9, 2014
bière brune très foncée, léger col de mousse beige. Nez qui pourrait plus prononcé de pain grillé et de café. En bouche, énormement de corps, liquoreuse, bonne carbonation, belle amertume, toujours sur le pain grillé et le café, un peu de chocolat, l’alcool est également présent mais pas mnsquanr. Excellente imperial stout, un régal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1311) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
DWF; Pours dark brown with fading head. Nose is heavy malty, roasted, coffe, smoky and chocalate. I have to consider my friend.. 2 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1887) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Nice dark tan head. Bottled Dec 2011. Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted. Taste: Very dark malt, chocolate, coffee, some bitterness. Warming. Very nice! Info: 330ml bottle, 25/12-2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is light coffee, big liquorice, caramel, toffee and light chocolate. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and quite thick texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (280) - - DEC 23, 2013
A black beer, with a light brown average head. In the nose there is, light chocolate, light coffee, liquirish, malty and light salty. It is a full bodied beer, with a fine but light carbonation. In the taste the salty liquirish is the most prominant taste. In the background there are roasted malts, light stingy and alcohol. The aftertaste is light bitter, coffee and liquirish, stays long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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