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


on tap

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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.

thirstyrabbit's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1750) - Tallinn, - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle 7,4%. Dark brown body, medium tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and medium hoppiness. A bit watery body for an Imperial Stout (does it even qualify for the style with only 7,4% ABV?). Taste has tarry roast and some coffee astringency. More tar in the finish. Not a very good balance IMHO. I think this kind of bitterness requires some more viscosity in the body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
acemilan (73) - POLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Piwo o barwie ciemnobrunatnej i bardzo dobrej pianie. W zapachu paloność, karmel, czekolada, chmiele. W smaku dodatkowo lekka kwasnośćod paloności i gorycz. Troszkę więcej w nim mogłoby być RIS-a, troszkę jednak odbiega stylem od RIS-a ale to mimo wszystko dobre piwo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Estebanik (779) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Piana zaskakująco jasna jak na risa. Aromat strasznie nijaki, nieintensywny, po prostu słaby. Na prawdę minimalnie czekoladowy, może leciutkie kakao. W smaku dość wodniste jak na risa. Trochę gorzkiej czekolady, trochę kwaskowatej paloności. Alkohol spoko ukryty, ale przy niecałych 8% to raczej żaden wyczyn. Obiecanej nutki "peatiness" ni w ząb. Posmak gorzkiego kakao ratuje to piwo od bycia kompletną padaką. Nawet wśród lżejszych pobratymców, Saint Petersburg kompletnie niczym się nie wyróżnia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4384) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood and brandy, flavor of chocolate, coffee, caramel, brandy, wood and honey, medium bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (506) - - OCT 8, 2016
Pours clear dark brown with strong tan head. Pine, chocolate, cocoa, burnt malt, hay, very hoppy nose. Burnt malt, pine, dark chocolate. A very light palate for an imperial stout. Not particularly Russian IMO but I like it nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (204) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Tap at Pub Graali. Pours dark brown with one finger tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted malt. Nicely bitter and sweet, good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Pleasant flavors of cocoa and dark roasted malts, but definitely on the thin side for the style. Medium bodied with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Well made, just a little weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
0.5 l draught @ William K Kurvi, Helsinki. This has Scotland all over i.e. taste of malt whisky. I hope I’m writing the review in the right slot. Dark malts, smoke, alcohol. Great after a nice meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
m.mahu (40) - Iasi, ROMANIA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at Beer Zone Iasi, Ro. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Pine, dark chocolate, coffee, with medium, last, longing bitterness. There a certain sweetness which makes it very drinkable. A bit of sweet alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gehbe (262) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours clear deep ruby-brown with a huge frothy tan head. Original rich aroma of chocolate, pine, resin, northern rainforest, spice, dried fruit and prunes, chestnuts, coffee, toffee and forest again. And again. And it never ends :) Fairly light body for an imperial stout which makes it sooo dangerous. Can’t... stop... drinking it.... Baltic Stout is what it should be called, and I’d be even prouder to live in the Baltics then :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostS (42) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 6, 2016
medium and sweetish aroma with burnt nuances - a little bit roasted coffee beans, cacao with some milk, caramelized sugar, honey, roasted nuts, some cognac and oak cask. medium taste - a little bit roasted coffee, fresh coffee with sugar, burnt fruit wood, some dark chocolate, flowers and honey. not an imperial, but a good common stout!

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