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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.


KyotoLefty's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9125) - Kyoto, - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Nose of cola, berries, some chocolate and cherry. Body is a bit thin, with too much carbonation. Very balanced, high drinkability. Not really imperial, but tasty.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (525) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
500ml bottle. Almost black with a huge dense tan head which eventually settles down. Aroma: dark chocolate, dark/dried fruits, some roasted/smoke malt, liquorice. Taste: rich and follows the aroma mostly, dark chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt, smokey/ashy notes, liquorice, some alcohol. Bitter finish. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Decent imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours reddish black with a small brown head. Aromas of malt, fruits, bread, chocolate. Taste is malty, chocolate, fruity, light roast, coffee, ashy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ken1 (1703) - DENMARK - AUG 3, 2016
Aroma: Dark roasted malt with coffee and berries. Flavour: Dark roasted coffee with fruity sweetness and bitterness. Notes of berries. Colour: Very dark brown with a tan head. From: Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus Jul. 2016

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, dry cacao. Clear, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Dry cacao, lightly sweet chocolate, dark, dry cacao, dark fruits, some alcohol. Nice Imperial Stout, well-rounded, subtle and complex, but lacks some intensity. Bottle from Wittich Weine und Biere, Olten.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (643) - HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2016
Dark brown, nearly black, with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and hints of coffee. Malty in the palate, roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, liquorice, coffee and chocolate. Light bodied imperial stout, but very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1645) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2016
On tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a dark blackish with a small tan head. Aroma has licorice, light smoke, toffee, chocolate, roasty malts. Taste is sweet up front, gets bitter, salmiakish salt. Average carbonation and a medium full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours black with a creamy light brown head, light lacings. Aroma of light roast malt, caramel, filled dark chocolate, slight smoke notes, dried fruit. Flavor is light sweet, rich malty, caramel, coconut, chocolate, dried fruit, little alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation, sweet finish with a little alcohol. 230716

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1915) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Une bière noire typique au style et une mousse beige. Des odeurs de moules fumées, de grains rôtis et de gruau à la vanille. Les saveurs sont douces, pour ne pas dire légères. Ça goûte les pain brun commercial, grillé, principalement. La texture est soyeuse et elle est courte en bouche. Correcte à comparer aux autres, mais par rapport au style, elle manque de mordant. (M.A. 19.11.17) (1865-300616)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2083) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby, creamy foam. Aroma: malty, sweet, caramel, wine, vanilla and butter. Taste: butter, caramel, fortified wine, prunes, sweet and quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1489) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Roasted, light chocolate, dark fruits.
Appearance: Black color. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, roasty, chocolate, light bitter, licorice, dark fruits.
Palate: Medium body. Dry, light warm finish.
Overall: Good. Fruity. Sweet.


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