Brewed by White Gypsy (Shelta Beer Co)
Style: Imperial Stout
Tipperary, Ireland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
bottled, special
A strong, complex dark beer in the 18th century style that was brewed for export to the Russian court. It has plenty of malt character with low levels of carbonation and huge roasted chocolate and burnt malt flavours. Best served with a little warmth. As it can be both sweet and bitter and always full bodied we suggest choosing a similar route with your food. For cheeses go with a robust farmhouse, crumbly blue or strong goats cheese. For mains go with red meat or game, a well marbled rib eye or even a full fat burger compliment this stout really well. You have lots of options for dessert from chocolate brownies to tiramisu and coffee cake or espresso ice cream. Even apple or pecan pie and cheesecake go majestically with this bottled beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Liamrua (49) - Waterford, IRELAND - JUL 2, 2014
500ml bottle, pours dark tan with a high froth three finger head which dissipates. Beautiful malt chocolate smooth coffee aroma. Slight carbonation with a beautiful full flavoured taste of malts and smooth chocolate, sweet with little bitterness. I enjoyed it with red meat. A classic, high,y recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2014
Poor choice labeling this as a Russian Imperial Stout, anyone who has explored craft beer or beer in general for more than a day will know that there are a few red flags here. First being the 7% abv, not going to cut it, some regular stouts are more than that. Second is the watery pour, Dark Lord, Speedway, etc. are like tarmac pouring into the glass, this was more like Guinness Extra Stout. Third is the flavor, again watery, thin mouthfeel, some roasted coffee and hints of chocolate, but nowhere near the complexity of a well made RIS. Disappointing on most levels, this shows a lack of care on the brewer and a lack of respect for those that would buy their products.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, smoked, chocolate, sweet malt, dark dried fruit notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130913]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and weak chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to Papsø. Black - offwhite head. Burned malts, coconut, acid, licorice, bitterness, somewhat thick body, high malty,ok bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. LIght brown head. Aroma. Light roast, caramel and coffee. Flavour Roast, some coffee, light herbs, Medium bodied. Ends roasted bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (3349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Black with a reddish hue. Small, tanned head. Roasted aroma with brown cookies, tar, yeasts, caramel malts and a fruity note. Taste is sweet. Medium body, soft carbonation and a creamy texture. Finishes sweet with roasted malts. Rather subdued in terms of taste for an Imp. Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle - Black pour with a small tan head. Dried fruit, sweet roasted malts, some chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, good mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at Tasting at Amager Bryghus. Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and coffee with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of caramel. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild tarish, dark malty and solid bitter. Ends dry and coffee herbal. Dark chocolate.

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