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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 623   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (3274) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
500ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and molasses. Taste is slick, flavoursome, lots of coffee, some peat and ash, subtle cocoa & liquorice. Proper Imperial Stout this, although an amped up 10% version would be quite nice too!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Keg @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours black, tan head which goes almost as quick as it made. Nose is coffee, chocolate, liquorice, toffee, wonderful on the nose. Taste is coffee, caramel, chocolate, peaty, dark fruits, prunes, some smoke. Excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klas (389) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget (39,90). Labelled as Thornbridge Winter Imperial Stout. Very good!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alteregoo (564) - POLAND - NOV 28, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Piana obfita, drobno i średnio oczkowa, dość trwała i zdobiąca szkło. Aromat czekoladowy, palony, wzbogacony o świeże jeżyny, brandy i rodzynki. Barwa ciemno brązowa z bordowym refleksem, klarowna. W smaku gorzka czekolada połączona z karmelem, daktylem, świeżo paloną kawą, nutami rumu i whisky. Jest dość wytrawnie, troszkę brak słodyczy i większej pełni, gęstości, w dodatku goryczkowa kontra jest dość wysoka, chmielowo-palona, długa. Wysycenie średnie. Alkohol nie do końca ułożony. Bliżej temu piwu do FESa niz do Imperial Stoutu - za jasne, za mało ciała, za słabe. Silna goryczka nie ma tu po prostu co kontrować przez co długo zalega. Alkohol wydaje się być wyższy od deklarowanych 7,4%, wyraźnie kojarzy się z whisky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dahlstrom (127) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
500 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black coloured with a medium white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and rasins. Taste reflects the aroma. Low bodied. Low bitterness. And medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (1254) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
DAA; Bottle 500ml, drunk at Cardinal. Pours large, black with a frothy to creamy, lacing and tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted, smoked malt, moderate chocolate, coffe, light liqorice, wood and ash. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with lasting dry roasted finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (354) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Pours black with white/tan foamy and lingering head. Aroma of espresso, vanilla, toasted malt, liquorice, stewed dark ruit and sugary very nice. Taste is medium sweet and strong ashy bitter which ballances really well. Quite slick and oily feelling in the mouth without a touch of carbonation. A really nice imperial stout and a great winter beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (457) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Clear, dark brown/black beer with a two finger high, fluffy mocca head.

Nose: Vanilla, roasted malt, whipped cream, licorice, raisin and brown sugar.
Taste: Ash, licorice, sweet caramel malt, ash, dark chocolate and coffee.
Body: Medium body. Smooth. A bitter taste at the end.

A great "all year around" stout!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abergdahl (154) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Fresh aroma, some caramel, some tones of roasted malt.. Pors black with brownish foam head.. A good stout taste, hints of burnt overtones, some chocolate and coffee and a nice bitterness lingering in the mouth. Nice carbonated feel in the mouth...like it

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
14/X/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 23/IV/16 (2015-1475)

Clear dark brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots and lots of dried fruits, caramel, bit of chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted start, pretty sweet, caramel, dried fruits, bitter hops, coffee. Aftertaste: toast, dark chocolate, bit sourish, bitter, hoppy, coffee, some fudge. Nice one!


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