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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 653   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Bière noire, opaque, qui révèle de rares reflets rubis lorsqu’on l’expose brièvement à la lumière du soir. Le nez est fugace; mi-café, mi-chocolat. En bouche, la fumée s’ajoute aux saveurs pressenties par l’olfactif. Et la magie opère. C’est bien foutu en sacrebleu! Un peu mince, mais savoureux et mémorable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3742) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
Bottle from Chatsworth house farm shop. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee and toffee, great balanced aroma. Taste is caramel, coffee and liquorice with a dark fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (1108) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Butelka 0,5l Kolor ciemny, piana średnia ale wspaniale oblepia szkło. Aromat czekoladowo-owocowy, wyczuwalny lekko alkohol. Smak słodkie kawa i alkohol ale wyciszony, dla mnie super na podniebieniu łagodne.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
avantdagare (232) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
4 finger beige head, black body. Nose: Dates, brown sugar, chocolate, licorice and pine. Aroma: Dark chocolate, fudge, coffee, pine, dates, raisins, brown sugar and resin. Semi-long ending with some bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
RIS van 500ml, 7.4%, 10 years etiketje. schenkt donker bruin oogt zwart met rode gloed en verder een fijne volle bruine kraag. aroma van koffie, geroosterde mout, gebrande mout, vanille, ook iets van fruitigheid, friszuurt, laurierdrop en pek. smaken zijn redelijk dominante laurierdrop gedurende de gehele dronk van het bier, geroosterde - en gebrande mouten, matig bitter, matig zoet, chocolade, poederachtig, droog, redelijk koffie, na het opwarmen worden de dominante smaken van de laurier wat minder, vrij lange laurierbittere afdronk op een matige body met lage co2.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (936) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu snifteriin mustana, noin kahden sormen paksuisen vaahdon suojaamana, joka jättää hyvää pitsiä. Tuoksussa on vahvaa paahdetta, tummaa hedelmäisyyttä, suklaata ja hieman maamaisuutta. Maku jatkaa vahvan paahteisella linjalla, joka on alkuun kahvinen, loppuun hieman leipäisempi. Tumma hedelmä tulee nyt vahvempana, kuten myös suklaa. Lievä savisuus/maamaisuus sekä lakritsi on taustalla. Suutuntuma on melko täyteläinen ja maitoinen, humalointikin napsauttaa hieman kielelle. Kevyen puoleinen IS, enemmänkin perus-stoutmainen runsaammalla suutuntumalla. Paahteisuus edellä mennään.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (664) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 4, 2016
Look: dark brown, almost black, clear, opaque, beige head with average retention. Aroma: arabica, berries, some light alcohol notes (like sweet coffee liqeur). Taste: light to moderate sweetness, prominent hoppy and roasted bitterness and some sourness. Flavour: coffee, burned, roasted, liquorice. Bitter-sweet aftertaste. Not so strong and complex as most imperial supposed to be now, hovewer good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1979) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Appearance: Very dark brown, with a quite small tan head.
Aroma: Roasted, coffee notes, malt of course.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, slight burnt bitterness. Hint of tartness?
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 500 ml, €4.20
Info: 20/2-2016, 101/300M, BB: 28/11-2016

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (589) - - FEB 20, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, fruity, coffee, some alcohol Taste: light sweet, light bitter, roasty, coffee, fruity, alcohol, chocolate

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markth (149) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Zwart met hazelnoot kleurig schuim. Romig met lekker bittere afdronk. Koffie en subtiele hoptonen. @thornbridge den Bosch Goed bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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