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

bottled
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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades normal. S - Sweet roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, dark fruits, roasted coffee, molasses, black licorice, vanilla. T - Sweet roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, raisins and other dark fruits, roasted coffee, earthy hops, mild bitterness, black licorice, molasses, vanilla. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit chewy with a sweet and warming finish. D - Good RIS. Nice complexity, mouthfeel, and balance.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4938) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bride. Extremely dark-red with a slightly off-white creamy head. Strong tasting but with a fairly easy drinking texture with some roasted malt evident in both aroma and taste - but not high on any flavours.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (1298) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
@ Beer tasting Havregatan 150227. Bottle (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with with vanilla and light chocolate notes, medium body with an oily texture, The finish is dry and bitter with roasted notes and vanilla.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gaultier (610) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Beer tasting @ Jorn69 27/2-15. Some roasted malt with light notes of vanilla and chocolate. Body is medium, the finish is dry with notes of roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1892) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015

Lukt: Frukter, bek, kaffe og lakris.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter, kaffe og lakris som sitter.
Hvor: Kjøpt/nydt@Cardinal, Stavanger, tasting med Lanka
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@7,4%, Når@20.02.201

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekboniek (105) - POLAND - FEB 9, 2015
0,3 l keg. Barwa ciemno brunatna, wiśniowa, klarowna. Po nalaniu do kielicha tworzy się biały kożuch z piany. W smaku suszone owoce, śliwka w czekoladzie, gorzka czekolada, kawa, nuty winne. Średnia wytrawna goryczka. W smaku podobne do Samuel Smith - Imperial Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1347) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of mainly roasted malt and some dark chocolate, in the finish also raisins, some smoke and berries / grapes. Quite dry aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1012) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, herbs, chocolate and molasses. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, herbs, molasses, chocolate and coffee. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (1081) - USA - JAN 17, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis, Ossett. Dark, strong, imperial stout. Slightly roasted and sweetish flavour but fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (689) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter kaffe og mørke stenfrukter. Mild i smak. Noe bitter avslutning.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1540) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lite lukt, noe kaffe og kakao. Lett bitter smak, noe salt. Kort


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