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Titanic Iron Curtain Russian Stout

Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: Stout
Stoke-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask: Occasional.
This is in the style of a traditional imperial Russian stout, but at a lower-than-usual strength. It has a deep, rich and burnt flavour which complements the biscuity malt character, balanced by large quantities of hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 31 March 2014. Poured black with a dense, tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, leather and that slightly fishy edge, that stouts sometimes get (just me?). Burnt malt flavours, with dark chocolate and assertive, bitter hops. Full, thick mouth feel. Finish was bitter, burnt toast, dark fruit and spice. Beer of the JDW Festival, for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2436) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow (festival ale) - opaque dark brown, good creamy tan head, chocolate, roasted malty aroma with a hint of liquorice, no lacing, dark malts, dark fruits, chocolate, oily feel, smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1389) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Cask at the Ralph (JDW), Richmond. Thin tan head. Jet black body. Milk chocolate. Roasted malt. Coffee, red fruit, spice, hops, nuts, grass. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (619) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Cask high cross Leicester. Black colour thin tan head lacing. Aroma is weak roasted malts. Taste is same slight dark fruits. Medium body. Average stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogbomb (862) - ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Cask at Wetherspoons festival. Jet black with a fading tan head. Nose is coffee, toffee, salty chips and seawater. Taste is more coffee, toffee, some chocolate, seawater and raisin. Pretty tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (893) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
.3l on tap as a real ale. @ Harry’s Pours black with low, big bubbled tan head. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, coffee, malts, hops. Flavor is hops, malts, coffee, fruits and chocolate. Somehow watery flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finwe (392) - Grankulla, FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
Cask @ Helsinki Beer Festival. Black with a rough tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and liquorice in the aroma. Sweet caramel, dark chocolate and bitter hops and roasted malt in the flavour. Soft oily texture and very mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask in Plimsoll Line, Redcar. Black with a small tan head. Nice with some good chocolate and coffee notes. Quite rich. Maybe a touch sour, but otherwise very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5518) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask at George Croydon. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, toast and rocky road. The taste is smooth, roasty, toast, chocolate, salted liquorice, coffee and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well rounded and rather drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask@hbf14. Dark . Mocca leathery chocolate, nice dry choco flavours, slightly bitter body and somewhat dry finish. Turns more roasted after a sit, i like the softness from the cask here.

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