Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Imperial Stout
Masham, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned, winter seasonal
Now an annual Christmas seasonal
From Yorkshire to Russia with Love. Black Sheep Brewery is one of 12 brewers each producing its own version of Imperial Russian Stout to take part in a grand tasting to be held in Saint Petersburg.

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fonefan (52369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. Clear dark brown colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, tart fruit, light rye - sour malt, light earthy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, licorice, roasted, chocolate, rye, cacao notes, light tart fruit - malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130429]

yespr (48917) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light phenolic. Dark roasted malty, breadish and liqourice. Dense dark malty and liqourice.

Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bread, and metal, leading to a dry roasteed finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Cask (handbottled, thanks K.K.). Pitch black colour, no head. Aroma is wooden, roasted malty, fruity with some slight acidic notes as well. Flavour is roasted malts, some acidic wooden notes as well as mild alcoholic sweetness. Also some slight tones of rye bread lurking.

madmitch76 (26435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
7th April 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Clear dark red - amber beer, little pale tan head. Semi dry crispy palate. Tangy dark malt - a little bitter. Bubblegum esters. Dry finish. Okay if a bit clunky.

cgarvieuk (26374) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle at home ... HUGE thanks to @Adamsh for this ... deep brown black ... thin tan head ... huge licorice and berry nose...little overfizzy ... huge licorice ... i mean huge licorice ... dark roast malts ... roast toffee

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of maneliquor. Pours a clear dark brown with an orange hue and a beige head. Phenollic aroma, overripe dark fruits - even rotten. Medium body, again rotten fruit, raisins and phenols, some licorice and surprisingly little roast. Ends slightly tart. 030612

Beerhunter111 (23273) - Beerland, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
Dunkel rötlichbraune Farbe, ordentliche bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch stark nach Malzbonbons, viel Karamell, etwas Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack kräftig malzig, Rübensirup, Kaffee, leicht holzig, leicht alkoholisch.

Leighton (22821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask at the Earl of Essex - Islington, London. Pours black-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose holds dark and leathery fruits with touches of chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with ashy roasted malts, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty well balanced to finish with more roasty malts, dry cocoa, and lightly tangy blackberries and raisins. Impressively little alcohol presence. Fair.

fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Philippe (Bov); 28 Mar 2015
Dark brown color, almost black; generous beige head. Thin dark ale, some dark caramel flavor, but very light aroma and simple flavor; traces of liquorice; I guess that using sugar didn’t help.
Very timid offer.

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