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

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RATINGS: 516   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.


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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goleiro (134) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Piana beżowa, obfita, kremowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, utrzymuje się cały czas prawie, zdobi szkło, piękna po prostu. Kolor ciemny, bardzo brunatny, ale chyba nie czarny, do tego nieprzejrzysty. Głównie palone aromaty, trochę stoutowe, ale to jest taki specyficzny aromat którego opisać nie potrafię, bardzo intrygujący i ciekawy. Smak złożony, palony i nieco kawowy, i taki jakiś ciekawy niby-palony, nie wiem co to jest, ale znajome i bardzo ciekawe, wysycenie nie za wysokie, i w ogóle nie czuć alkoholu. Może czekolada? Czuć za to nieco oleistośc, że piwo jest nieco gęstsze, i ma taką fajną "fakturę", ma trochę ciała. Chętnie się pije.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (719) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Mondial des bičres. Couleur brune sombre, forte mousse beige. Nez épices, alcool, chocolat café grillé, notes fruits noirs. Gout de café, malt grillé, figues, fruits noirs. Bien ronde en bouche. Super

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (372) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Dark, but not opaque brown with a slight reddish hue and a huge, thick, frothy tan head. Minty, spicy aroma with hints of chocolate and dried fruits. Rich, smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Pleasant subtle hoppiness, unusual in this kind of beer. Well balanced, with a deep malty richness and a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite a strong beer, yet it doesn’t seem so at all. Incredibly smooth and drinkable. Very pleasant, but not the most complex Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3912) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle @Mondial de la bičre. An amber brown beer with huge copper head. Nose is on chocolate and dark coffee. Aroma is on roasted malt, lot io dark chocolate and dark coffee, also very roasted aftertaste with long duration. Body is very roasted, tasty with a quite bitter finish, nice !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (168) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
At the Brit Beer Fest in Belgrade. Pours dark brown, ivory foamy head...tick. Nose: spices (wow), herbs, smoked bacon. Mouth: complex range of spices, amazing freshness, malty feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (789) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
500ml bottle. pours a dark ebony/black with pretty solid cream coloured head but i poured it badly. aroma is of chocolate, treacle, licorice and dates. really nice smooth mouth feel. slightly bitter throughout, dried fruits, lots of malts and finishes on burnt toast/coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (137) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from Bishops Arms, Helsingborg. Aroma is roasted malts and some licorice. Pours black with a medium white head. Taste has coffee, chocolates and licorice. Palate has a full body yet refreshing. A pleasant beer but far from a blockbuster.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkomar (44) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Roasted aroma, coffee and chocolate, pours black with rich head, that stays for a while and leaves nice lacing. Taste is again roasted with a bit of fruity aftertaste. A bit of alcohol note. It lacks a bit of depth in taste - it’s good, but not what I expect from ris. Medium bitterness, slightly sweet. Rather low carbonation. Solid beer, not the worst ris but not the best either.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (360) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Almost black looks with smallish head but lots of lacing. Aroma is roasted, chocolate and there is a lot of fruits in there, almost like black IPA. Taste is fruity and quite bitter. There is also roasted malts but ending with bitterness. Medium+ body and medium carbonation. Slightly black IPAish, but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Sara, august 19th 2014. Black body with a tanned head. Roasty aroma with subtle smoke hints, raisins. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, light hop spicy. Body feels a bit thin, missing a bit stronger finish, still good though and the creamy coffee/choco aftertaste sits well.


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