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


on tap

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RATINGS: 598   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.

vanelst's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanelst (153) - - APR 6, 2014
a bit on the thin side, this rather dry imperial russian. Overall a quit bitter, roasty and a smoky affair with a huge deal of coffee and a tad of chocolats, but not that much of the latter. Not too bad, but nothing exceptional either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (336) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Pours black with white/tan foamy and lingering head. Aroma of espresso, vanilla, toasted malt, liquorice, stewed dark ruit and sugary very nice. Taste is medium sweet and strong ashy bitter which ballances really well. Quite slick and oily feelling in the mouth without a touch of carbonation. A really nice imperial stout and a great winter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (417) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Clear, dark brown/black beer with a two finger high, fluffy mocca head.

Nose: Vanilla, roasted malt, whipped cream, licorice, raisin and brown sugar.
Taste: Ash, licorice, sweet caramel malt, ash, dark chocolate and coffee.
Body: Medium body. Smooth. A bitter taste at the end.

A great "all year around" stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abergdahl (141) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Fresh aroma, some caramel, some tones of roasted malt.. Pors black with brownish foam head.. A good stout taste, hints of burnt overtones, some chocolate and coffee and a nice bitterness lingering in the mouth. Nice carbonated feel in the mouth...like it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
14/X/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 23/IV/16 (2015-1475)

Clear dark brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots and lots of dried fruits, caramel, bit of chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted start, pretty sweet, caramel, dried fruits, bitter hops, coffee. Aftertaste: toast, dark chocolate, bit sourish, bitter, hoppy, coffee, some fudge. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (786) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 11, 2015
kran w jabeer, na szybko: czekoladowo-owocowe (sliwkowe, rodzynkowe) nuty, slodkie, dosc delikatne w odbiorze, lekkie w ustach, malo ciala, zwlaszcza jak na imperial stouta. niemniej przesympatyczne w odbiorze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matipa74 (19) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2015
Thornberg Winter Imperial Stout 7.4% ABV. ..................................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heman (331) - Tychy, POLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Aromat to przede wszystkim gorzka czekolada i jakieś dziwne kwaśne nuty, paloność bardzo delikatnie wyczuwalna. Intensywna kremowa piana, piwo jest czarne nieprzejrzyste. Smak to najpierw gorzka czekolada, następnie nuty palone i smaki jakby żywiczne. Końcowa goryczka jest intensywna, całe piwo jest bardzo pełne i gładkie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (339) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Teku. Pitch black with medium, beige head. Poor lacing and head retention. Medium aroma of roasted malts - mainly milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is moderatly bitter. Medium body, oily texture, finish is sme-bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (139) - - SEP 26, 2015
Pours dark brown with small light brown head. Aroma is malty, heavy dark chocolate, liquorice, spruce, resin. Almost heavy bitter, nice one but could awesome with more body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1808) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, liquorice and peat. Flavour is roasted, licorice, spices, light sweet and medium bitter.

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