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

bottled
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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


KyotoLefty's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelrötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner cremigen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack stark nach Kaffee, Röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
666ale (53) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Light imperial stout, very roasty bitter but not very complex. Chocolate, dark malts, coffee beans, licorice, soya sauce. I prefer their golden beers!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (439) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Black Body with nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malts some chocolate. Taste is roasted malts cocoa, coffee, some dried fruits. Mouthfeel is creamy. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some sweetness. Nice to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (178) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. In aroma roastiness, dark malts, not very intensive. In taste dark malts, some liquorice, roastiness. Medium bitter finish. Little watery on the mouhfeel, low carbonated. For a RIS it is not enough, for stronger stout - maybe. In overall I’m disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. pours unclear light brown with a decent light beige head, good retention and lacing. roastiness and burnt caramel-plenty, bitter coffee, faint chocolate notes, nutty angles, booze, light smoky notes, pepper, hint of brown sugar, dirt, some woodsy and spicy notes. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, creamy yet slightly thin mouthfeel, balanced resinous-bitter coffee finish. not heavy stuff - straightforward but more than fair.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (1883) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Old rating, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Fyldig lett sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, salt lakris, soya, mørkt sukker, sjokolade, kaffi, mørke bær, litt torv. Fyldig lett brent smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, salt sterk lakris, soya, brent kaffi, bitter sjokolade, gras, høy, brent karamell, litt torv, alkohol og askebeger. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1188) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Mousse cacao, liquide mi-mince, boisson foncée, notes d’espresso, de noisettes et de chocolat en nez. Arômes perçus en bouche : chocolat et houblons relativement intenses, mais c’est un mélange trop sucré, et un liquide trop mince. Manque de torque, manque de mordant, un brin trop malté et pas assez de houblons. Certaines qualités réussissent quand même à la rendre intéressante.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BaroneBirra (241) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUN 7, 2014
0.5 bottle. Pours deep black with medium tan head. Roasty aroma, not so strong. Taste is dominated by roasted/ burnt malts. Hidden flavours are bitter cocoa, coffee, plums and liquor. Medium to thin body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a short beige head, aroma is malty with chocolate, the taste is bitter with roasted malt with a dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Opaque black with billowy beige head. Aromas of peat, milk chocolate, liquorice and smoke. Maybe slightly over-roasted.Taste is sweet and bitter. Bitter finish.


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