Gadds Imperial Russian Stout Brettanomyces Lambicus 2012

Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Imperial Stout
Broadstairs, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Bottle conditioned; Special
The brett hasn’t made this a sour beer, it’s rounded off, given a great aroma, with a sweet cherry pie flavour. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, prickly and very drinkable.

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MelvinKalksma (1536) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, molasses, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Opaque black beer with a slight brown/dark brown head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, molasses and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

This beer is intense, complex? and balanced. The brettanomyces are never distinctly noticeable, but are present everywhere and simply always there. Gives some really great dark fruit, molasses and coffee flavours to it.

fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Gadds Imperial Russian Stout Brettanomyces Lambicus 2012 ].
Clear dark brown color with a large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, leather, brett, wood, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, sugary sweet, brett, roasted. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141206]

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Mochaccino and smoked coconut notes suffuse this well-malted Imperial Stout, as brettanomyces contributes intelligent funkiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brownish black.
-I was happy to see that brett was part of the whole, not the main player. Malts still reign in this one.
-These malts develop plenty of flavour and just enough body to envelop the funk thoroughly.
-Citrusy hop accents are also perceived.
-Toasted cereal flavors become longer and longer with every sip.

Bottle. Thx Ian!

Travlr (24666) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle sample courtesy of kermis, thanks! Black color, brown head. Earthy aroma. Taste has earthy coffee and cocoa, good body. Tasty.

djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with small beige head that diminshes to nothing. The aroma is strong cocoa, roast, brett. Thick mouth chewy, light brett, wood, roast, sweet, very good.

jasonbenali (202) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with no head at all or carbonation. Aroma is ash, tar, coffee, plum, raisin, cinnamon, clove and blackcurrant. Flavour is bitter, a touch sour, with a boozy, oily finish that is a little thin considering its strength. It’s hard to dislike a well brewed imperial stout, but I’ve definitely had much better ones.

Rasmus40 (20636) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from Beergium. Black with a brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt, chocolate and bretty. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 220116

rikstar (2604) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met lion en jerommeke geur is grenadine Brett. Smaak is een volle zoete stout met.ook rook smaak. Mooie volle Body en afdronk. Nice

gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2015
KRS 110715 . Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, lemon, licorice, popcorn, brett. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, lemon, licorice, popcorn, brett, dried fruit. Full body. Very nice beer.

Csouye (58) - OLNE, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2015
Un Imperial Stout, plus que correct, avec une étrange saveur de fût de lambic due à la refermentation... UN produit surprenant, d’une rare qualité !

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