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


on tap

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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1999) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Winter imperial Stout on the label: Bottle: Black colour, with a big creamy head. Aroma is dominated of grasy, some smoky, dark choclate , coffe and burned popcorn. Flavor had a smouth creamy mouth feeling oc caramelly, dark choclate, coffee, medium body, medium sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2141) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Tap. Hallamshire House, Sheffield. Very dark chestnut brown. Thin, tan head. Treacle. Chewy, chocolate malts. Dark fruit. Milk chocolate. Cocoa. Plum. Some orange. Taste is roast dry . Some sweet. Lots of roast bitter. Rich, smooth palate. Finishes burnt bitter, with a hint of sweetness in the close. The best St. Petersburg I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (808) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle@Pudel during Thornbridge Tap Takeover. Pours pitch black with multicolored and multi thickness head. Aroma of cocoa, dark caramel malts. Heavily hopped with a very well balanced mixture. A perfect combination of balticporter and imperial stout. I assume that this how beer felt like to the Romanov family. Not oversaturated, medium bodied beer. ABV is also a perfect match for a texture and its body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoutHead (778) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, licorice and lots of coffee. Aftertaste dominated by coffee and licorice. Body feels a bit thin the ABV considered, so medium body and carbonation. Solid stout but perhaps not one if you’re not into coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (708) - CROATIA - NOV 24, 2014
Dark brown color, average sized tan head. Lots of lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of smoke, malt, dark fruits, chocolate, some hops. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Not much body for imperial stout category, but still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorgosh (284) - - NOV 21, 2014
Bara begreppet Russian imperial stout signalerar misär, kommunism och storhetsvansinne i en enda grå sörja. Döm om förvåningen när facit i själva verket består av intressanta smaker i balans. Men ingen rök utan eld, alkoholsmaken är ändå framträdande, åtminstone något är som det ska i det ryska imperiet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (793) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle @ home. Marrone scuro, leggermente velata. Schiuma beige fine ed abbastanza persistente. Aroma mediamente intenso, tostato, di caffè e cioccolato, lieve affumicatura da torba. liquorosa, ma solo in maniera lieve. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso, cioccolato, caffè, e torba sono ben amalgamati. Mediamente amaro il finale. sia da luppolatura che per via della tostatura. Abbastanza rotonda, piuttosto calda, non molto carbonata e decisamente corposa, piena. Equilibrata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle@The Social, Copenhagen - pours black with a brown head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, lovely chocolate, light coffee beans, treacle/molasses, some liquorice, thick velvety warming mouthfeel. Great winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
9/22/2010. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. Not overly hoppy and bitter. Malty flavors with chocolate and a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
kaups (29) - ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @De Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia. Pours with huge light brown head. Aroma of slight liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt. First taste I feel is alcohol, wich is bad. Then there are dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, a hint of smoke and a dry, bitter coffee finish. Not as good as expected.

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