Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The Russian Imperial Stout is a very strong variant of the stout originally developed by English brewers in the 18th century to export to the court of Catherine the Great in Russia. This extremely dark and complex beer has intense aromas and flavours of malt, burnt chocolate, dark fruit, fresh earth and vanilla. A portion will be aged and released next year.

Yeast: American Ale
Hop: Warrior
Malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Hops, Crystal, Smoked, Chocolate, Black, R Barley, Molasses

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1808) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 17, 2016 Update originally rated at vice versa on tap this is the bottled version A: dark chocolate, roasty, caramel, smoky App: pitch black beige head good lacing. T/p: full body with moderate long sweet finish. Soft carbonation. Velvety texture. O: really good cant feel the abv at all. Texture is awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1742) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Bouteille 500ml, gracieuset dAlexGenois, merci Alex! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka fuyante laissant une dentelle. Arme de malt torrfi en abondance, un peu bois, cendr, caramel brl, alcool. Got de malt torrfi, caf noir, chocolat noir, alcool en fin de bouche, cest surtout le ct torrfi qui domine. Carbonatation faible, corps dense, huileuse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (623) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from Bellwoods Brewery, drank at Ian's place in Toronto. Pitch black with thin watery fizzy brown head. Smells of ash, smoked meat, coffee, soy sauce, caramel, spice, lemon. Tastes very bitter, coffee, burnt dark malt, raisin, spice, lemon, a little syrupy but cut by the bitterness and sharp acidity. Body is medium, slick, crisp, tart dry finish. Big, bitter and spicy but a little heavy and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (711) - HONG KONG - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from Bellwoods Brewery Bottle Shop at Ian's in Toronto. Very thick black pour with small dark creamy tan head. Aroma is of very dark fruit, but more dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Lots going on in the aroma. Taste is very big - roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, some hoppy bitterness. Very rich but not too thick palate. Bitter and boozy finish that lasts. Very good big and complex stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (857) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Noire opaque. Belle mousse. Ronde. Sucr. Forte amertume. Caf espresso. Liquoreuse. Rglisse. Chocolat noir. Finale sche. Trs bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Black with a good beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, dates, caramel, hint of bourbon and leather. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, nice balance of dark fruit & roast. Taste is dates, figs, roast grains, hint of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2534) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
(bottle) bright clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of chocolate, smoked fruit; creamy palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish; very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15268) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black brown head. Nose/taste of fudge brownie, roast chocolate, vanilla, burnt chocolate, black licorice, dark fruit and molasses. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6872) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malt aromas. Bitter malt, spice and licorice, bitter and roasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
beautiful bottle shared by dennoman. Pours intense black with a intense purple brown hue. Roasty coffe aromas, backed by subtle blackcurrent and elderberry notes. Thick oily body with a marvellous chocolate and coffee roast taste, and fruity syrupy hints. Definite like!

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