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

bottled
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RATINGS: 556   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.


Marstonlad's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (490) - Helsinki, - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Bottle at Black Door, Helsinki. Pours black with a thick medium sized head that leaves a lot of lacing. Very malty aroma with notes of chocolate, smoke and coffee, also some roasty and nutty notes. Taste is dryish, very roasty and rich. It is both malty and towards the finish also hoppy. Flavours of coffee, dark chocolate, some resin and pine. Palate is full and sticky. Very nice, drinkable Imperial Stout - intense but not as robust as some.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1329) - 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 (984) - 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 (1055) - 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 (671) - 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 (1492) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lite lukt, noe kaffe og kakao. Lett bitter smak, noe salt. Kort

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4208) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
How: Bottle, as Winter Imperial Stout.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a huge beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate.
Body: Medium to full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (133) - - DEC 28, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours inky black with thick white head. Chocolate and toffee nose, with tastes of bitter chocolate and strong liquorice. Very good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiffNilsson (263) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Svart vätska med lien bestående brun krona. Doft av portvin, kaffe, choklad och lätta etanoltoner. Smaken är syrlig och frisk med bra bästa. Fin efterbeska på gränsen till bitter. Bra men känns något tunn trots sin relativt höga ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1674) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ulysse (207) - 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.


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