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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4565) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
How: Bottle, as Winter Imperial Stout.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a huge beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate.
Body: Medium to full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (243) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours inky black with thick white head. Chocolate and toffee nose, with tastes of bitter chocolate and strong liquorice. Very good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiffNilsson (270) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Svart vätska med lien bestående brun krona. Doft av portvin, kaffe, choklad och lätta etanoltoner. Smaken är syrlig och frisk med bra bästa. Fin efterbeska på gränsen till bitter. Bra men känns något tunn trots sin relativt höga ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
As Thornbridge Winter Imperial Stout. Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, slight notes of cloves and smoked notes. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, smoked tones, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is rich and somewhat dry with medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ulysse (281) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
Aroma of coffee and shy citrus hop. As we drink we progress from a gentle bitterness towards a lively black coffee generously spiked. We finish on a strong bitter end. Like a failed relationship.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicolas_M (81) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
Dark beer with a taste that evolves from coffee, a little bit of hops, alcohol and finishes on a strong bitter note.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
florent.janssens (198) - - DEC 18, 2014
Goût qui évolue fort. Arrière goût de Torréfaction qui se termine par la chaleur de l’alcool.et enfin une amertume reste. Amertume fort puissante pour un stout. Bière lourde

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badcat73 (22) - - DEC 13, 2014
Dark with a full moca head. A bold chocolate & costa aroma. A satisfying full bodied taste. The roasted malt is perfectly balanced with a subtle bitterness on the finish. A fine example of a premium stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2007) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Black with a large frothy light brown head. This is nice. Some charcoal, liquorice, chalk, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, leafy bitterness. Full body, medium sweet and medium/heavy bitter. Good dry finish with lingering roasted notes. It has assertive bitterness without being too much and feels bigger than the abv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (1928) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
The aroma of dark fruits. Heavy flavor of coffee, licorice and soy. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Still think you do not get out as much excess flavor of the beer. But still good to drink. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


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