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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle; Regular.
Previously 7.7%.
Imperial Russian Stout
Rich and dark with smoke, subtle peatiness and the power of the dark malts. Molasses and liquorice and chocolate goodness all wrapped up in a smooth, warming liquid. Finishes with a distinct humming bitterness carried well by the hop and malt combo.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (880) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu snifteriin mustana, noin kahden sormen paksuisen vaahdon suojaamana, joka jättää hyvää pitsiä. Tuoksussa on vahvaa paahdetta, tummaa hedelmäisyyttä, suklaata ja hieman maamaisuutta. Maku jatkaa vahvan paahteisella linjalla, joka on alkuun kahvinen, loppuun hieman leipäisempi. Tumma hedelmä tulee nyt vahvempana, kuten myös suklaa. Lievä savisuus/maamaisuus sekä lakritsi on taustalla. Suutuntuma on melko täyteläinen ja maitoinen, humalointikin napsauttaa hieman kielelle. Kevyen puoleinen IS, enemmänkin perus-stoutmainen runsaammalla suutuntumalla. Paahteisuus edellä mennään.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 4, 2016
Look: dark brown, almost black, clear, opaque, beige head with average retention. Aroma: arabica, berries, some light alcohol notes (like sweet coffee liqeur). Taste: light to moderate sweetness, prominent hoppy and roasted bitterness and some sourness. Flavour: coffee, burned, roasted, liquorice. Bitter-sweet aftertaste. Not so strong and complex as most imperial supposed to be now, hovewer good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1879) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Appearance: Very dark brown, with a quite small tan head.
Aroma: Roasted, coffee notes, malt of course.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, slight burnt bitterness. Hint of tartness?
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 500 ml, €4.20
Info: 20/2-2016, 101/300M, BB: 28/11-2016

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (443) - - FEB 20, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, fruity, coffee, some alcohol Taste: light sweet, light bitter, roasty, coffee, fruity, alcohol, chocolate

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markth (143) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Zwart met hazelnoot kleurig schuim. Romig met lekker bittere afdronk. Koffie en subtiele hoptonen. @thornbridge den Bosch Goed bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Very smooth, tasty malting. Subtle notes of chocolate, a bit peat, some residual hops. Very drinkable stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark black with brown edges and fizzy tan head. Nose was very interesting. I got dark malt, oak, spirits, and fine cigar aromas. Tasted malty, with a very dry flavor, some peaty, woody notes, and the unmistakable flavor of fine tobacco. Solid, dense, and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1008) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
500 ml bottle. Black, with a thin tan head. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffe, notes of vanilla. The flavour is roasted malty, with salty liquorice, sweetish chocolate, smoky notes and a long bitter finish. Certainly not the best IS around, but still quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (695) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Pours jet black with red hue small head minimal lacing. Taste coffee dark chocolate rich mouthfeel would like this more with the alcohol ramped up all round easy drinking and warming bottle at home.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suchar (59) - Opole, POLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Really great aroma and apperance. Taste great, I sniff coffe on first, next some carmel, some bananas and vanilla, taste like a barrel. This beer had a real nice colour, nearly black. In this class could have more alcohol. But in a final it’s real great RIS, worth a try!


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