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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: 643   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10891) - 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 (9709) - 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 (1040) - 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 (849) - 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 (60) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (479) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle, 50 cl, ABV 7.4% (Winter Imperial Stout). Agree with the commercial deScription: rich, smooth, warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Intsr (118) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, Appearance : black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, Taste : medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate : full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1415) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle as winter imperial stout ABV 7,4. Pours deep dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma: sweetish, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is roasted, coffee, dark chocolate bitterness, Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1106) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
black liquid with frothy beige head. aroma of toffee. taste of toffee, roasted malts. medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2016
50cl bottle. Black with a thick frothy beige head. Aroma is of licorice, bitter dark chocolate, hops. Medium sweet with a drier and hoppy highly bitter finish. Medium carbonation, soft velvety mouthfeel. So tasty and drinkable.


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