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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (615) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown to black colour with a thick fluffy off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses and some dark fruits, liquorice and smoke. Taste of roasted and burnt malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, raisin, nuts, brown sugar and a little smokiness. Full bodied and a slick texture. A warming, chocolatey finish. Smells standard but a full flavoured, warming imperial stout for its ABV. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat and bottles at home. Pours black, sweet chocolate, bitter, liquorice, roasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alkolas510 (878) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
Svart med stort brunt skum. Doftar och smakar lite choklad, kaffe och vanilj. Ganska söt och inte så fyllig! Nja

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1478) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 6, 2015
deep dark brown colour, medium sized beige-ish head; aroma of dark chocolate, earthy and herbal notes some liqueur and ash;taste of coffee, some earth, herbal notes and spicy alcohol; a bit watery and despite the relatively low ABV, alcohol can still be intensively felt

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5849) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bride. Extremely dark-red with a slightly off-white creamy head. Strong tasting but with a fairly easy drinking texture with some roasted malt evident in both aroma and taste - but not high on any flavours.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (1716) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
@ Beer tasting Havregatan 150227. Bottle (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with with vanilla and light chocolate notes, medium body with an oily texture, The finish is dry and bitter with roasted notes and vanilla.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gaultier (949) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Beer tasting @ Jorn69 27/2-15. Some roasted malt with light notes of vanilla and chocolate. Body is medium, the finish is dry with notes of roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2331) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015

Lukt: Frukter, bek, kaffe og lakris.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter, kaffe og lakris som sitter.
Hvor: Kjøpt/nydt@Cardinal, Stavanger, tasting med Lanka
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@7,4%, Når@20.02.201

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekboniek (237) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 9, 2015
0,3 l keg. Barwa ciemno brunatna, wiśniowa, klarowna. Po nalaniu do kielicha tworzy się biały kożuch z piany. W smaku suszone owoce, śliwka w czekoladzie, gorzka czekolada, kawa, nuty winne. Średnia wytrawna goryczka. W smaku podobne do Samuel Smith - Imperial Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of mainly roasted malt and some dark chocolate, in the finish also raisins, some smoke and berries / grapes. Quite dry aftertaste.


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