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

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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1683) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne. Black beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, some charcoal and a little lactose. Medium bodied and a little creamy. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KombatAle (114) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
50 cl bottle Black, brown foam. Nose ia very roasty, bitter, dark malts. Good body. Roasty, strong bitterness, dark malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate. A bit light maybe?!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1127) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 27, 2014
In this age of high abvís, a 7.4% IRS isnít going to cut the mustard. Complex coffee and chocolate aroma, some molasses, didnít get much peat though. Smooth full mouthfeel, flavor is mostly the same as the aroma with more of a licorice presence. Nice soft finish, but lacking in complexity and frankly the alcohol burn.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (478) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
Almost black with a thin tan head. Nice roasted aroma, fruity and woody. Flavour is roasted with well balanced dry bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (679) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Black color with ruby reflections. Nice beige head, lacing glass. Delicate, little intense aroma. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, a bit smoked, smoke. Dry taste, strong roasted, bitter, slightly sour from the malts, light smoked and bitter chocolate. Medium carbonation, medium body with thick texture. Drinkable and warming, lighter representative of Imperial Stoutís.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2058) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
@ BrewDog Stockholm: små lätta brända toner, annars inget särskilt. Ganska tråkig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanelst (92) - AUSTRIA - APR 6, 2014
a bit on the thin side, this rather dry imperial russian. Overall a quit bitter, roasty and a smoky affair with a huge deal of coffee and a tad of chocolats, but not that much of the latter. Not too bad, but nothing exceptional either.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 12.11.2015. Pours black with nice tan head. The head stays. Aroma is coffee, hints of dark fruits, and dark roast. Taste is coffee and roast bitter, dark chocolate, some fruity notes, hints of sweetness, little bit creamy, and licorice. Finish is long dark chocolate and coffee bitter. Overall: nice imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (37) - - MAR 24, 2014
Słaby aromat jak na tej klasy piwo, kawowe nuty, lekkie palone nuty i ...tyle. Nie zapowiada to na szczęście tego co się dzieje půźniej. Smak jest do oporu wytrawny. Zaczyna się wprawdzie lekką słodowością, ale zaraz uderzają potężne nuty gorzkiej czekolady, palone słody, solidna goryczka, utrzymująca się jeszcze długo po przełknięciu. Alkohol średnio wyczuwalny w smaku, ale lekko grzejacy trzewia. Pyszne piwo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (425) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Aromat to słabośc tego piwa, mało intensywny, lekka kawa zbożowa to wszystko co można wyczuć. W smaku dzieje się więcej i lepiej, potężna paloność, kawa, lekko likierowe, spora pijalność i dobrze ukryty alkohol. Jak na stouta bardzo ok, jak na risa zdecydowanie za mało.


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