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


on tap

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fluxing (283) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Recenzja z 29.01.2014. Piana wysoka, bardzo powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe, mocno oblepia szklo. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, prawie czarny, wisniowy pod swiatlo. W zapachu kawa, palonosc, przypieczona skorka od chleba, sporo slodu, lekko ziemiste, trawiasty i lekko owocowy chmiel, minimalnie wedzone, minimalny alkohol. W smaku pelne, ale niezbyt slodkie, gladkie, geste i oleiste, srednio palone, dosc mocno nieprzyjemnie alkoholowe, troche nieprzyjemnej kwasnosci. Goryczka niska, palona, alkoholowa, minimalnie trawiasta i owocowa. Wysycenie za wysokie. Chyba najslabszy RIS jaki pilem w zyciu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1253) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle shared with sarkynortherner. Black decent tan head. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate. Taste is some sweet chocolate liquorice sugar and roasted malts. Decent body nice mouthfeel. V good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1876) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KombatAle (117) - 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?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 27, 2014
In this age of high abv’s, a 7.4% IRS isn’t going to cut the mustard. Complex coffee and chocolate aroma, some molasses, didn’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (603) - Sønderborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (681) - 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 Stout’s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2123) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
@ BrewDog Stockholm: små lätta brända toner, annars inget särskilt. Ganska tråkig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanelst (131) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (663) - 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.

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