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


on tap

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RATINGS: 548   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.

Jimmythespoon's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (467) - - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at euston tap. Pours nice dark black hoppy aroma with. Punch. Roasty coffee coffee malts. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1622) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ulysse (135) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicolas_M (9) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
Dark beer with a taste that evolves from coffee, a little bit of hops, alcohol and finishes on a strong bitter note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
florent.janssens (76) - - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badcat73 (21) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (1586) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
Label: Winter Imperial Stout. Aroma is semi-sweet besides the obvious stout aromas, dark fruits and plums maybe? The taste is coffee, roasted malts and a little unpolished finish in the end. The bitterness is OK, and hangs around for a while. Well, there’s nothing wrong with this one and I’m gonna have a few more before winter is over, I’ll tell you that.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stuj01 (23) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
Short in taste and not that heavy. Not much foam. But a nice beer to cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1985) - 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.

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