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

bottled
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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marulla (55) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 22, 2014
A chocolate bomb of aroma right after the opening of the bottle. Beutiful, creme-coloured long lasting head, leaving nice lacing behind. Coffee and chocolate in the flavour, wonderful stuff. Well hidden 7.4% alcohol as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
From backlog. Pours a jet black color with a medium beige head. Smoke, nuts and chocolate in the nose. The flavor is big sweet glue like nutty malts. Roast.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wolfcarnival (44) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2014
Drunk 16/05/14 at geek sesh with cam, rach, garth, lucia. pours dark mahogany with tan head. smells of dark fruits and toasty malts. taste is what ive come to expect. roasty, coffee, bittersweet. kinda burned out on these right now, especially as this one cost a lot and it wasnt anything special

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (118) - - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from the stags head, Sheffield. Black with a tan head on the eye. Liquorice and roasted malts on the nose. Slightly sweet and bitter on the tongue. Slightly fizzy and medium bodied on the palate. Good on the whole.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with 2 finger thick beige head. Aroma: Coffee, burnt/roast malts, peat, subtle toffee, bread, umami. Taste: Medium/high bitterness, low/medium sourness with low sweetness and a slight saltiness. Palate: Medium thick grainy texture, light/medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering bitter, astringent roast malt finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (555) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2014
Black colour, 1 finger beige head. Aroma of peat, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
light sweet toasted aroma,,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, light bitter burnt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (629) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2014
tap @ Pudel Baar, Tallinn
Reddish dark brown, almost black beer with blonde head leaving lacing. Aroma has roasted and loafy malts with light chocolate and some salty licorice. Flavor has roasted malts, bittermess, some fruitiness, sweet caramel, some coffee and some salty licorice. Palate is full with quite heavy carbonation. Finish has a decent bite of bitterness with some alcohol, and aftertaste of roasted malts and sweet caramel. Comes out quite dry and mild with flavors.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fluxing (244) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Recenzja z 29.01.2014. Piana wysoka, bardzo powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe, mocno oblepia szklo. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, prawie czarny, wisniowy pod swiatlo. W zapachu kawa, palonosc, przypieczona skorka od chleba, sporo slodu, lekko ziemiste, trawiasty i lekko owocowy chmiel, minimalnie wedzone, minimalny alkohol. W smaku pelne, ale niezbyt slodkie, gladkie, geste i oleiste, srednio palone, dosc mocno nieprzyjemnie alkoholowe, troche nieprzyjemnej kwasnosci. Goryczka niska, palona, alkoholowa, minimalnie trawiasta i owocowa. Wysycenie za wysokie. Chyba najslabszy RIS jaki pilem w zyciu.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1007) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle shared with sarkynortherner. Black decent tan head. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate. Taste is some sweet chocolate liquorice sugar and roasted malts. Decent body nice mouthfeel. V good


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