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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Nickel Brook Bolshevik Bastard Russian Imperial Stout is scientific creation brewed especially for those of you who arent afraid of big and bold flavours! Made with a blend of Roasted, Chocolate and Crystal malts; this Imperial Stout exhibits many deep flavours of rich, roasty chocolate and dark fruit. To counterbalance the sweetness, the Bolshevik Bastard is aggressively hopped to give rise to this remarkably smooth Russian Imperial Stout. Na zdorovye!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
La robe noire exhibe une belle tte qui laisse une longue trane. Au niveau des armes, le dpart est assez ordinaire mais tout de mme intressant avec ce parfum de mlasse et cette pointe poivre qui pourrait tre celle de lalcool ou des houblons boiss ou encore la somme des deux. En deuxime moiti de la dgustation, une agrable apparition du chocolat et de fruits foncs. La premire gorge rvle des malts noirs rtis et une riche touche chocolate. Lalcool et les houblons apportent une amertume qui rajuste le tout. En bouche, le corps est moyen tandis que les bulles sont vives et la texture crmeuse. En finale, les houblons qui sont bien vivants et boiss ne laissent aucune chance aux sucres malts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Why havnt I rated this b4? Had the ketucky burbone and wine barrel aged versions. Best barrel version is the wine but without barrel this stout is my fav from Nickel brook and an amazing stout. Black smooth not boozy great kick and taste. Cheers!!!!!! P.S. Drank a bunch of this stout b4. 9%

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
philgc (1) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015 does not count
This beer is one of my absolute favourite. So nice and dark with great notes of chocolate, coffee, and a little bit of dried fruit. So amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (363) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Here I am about to eat crow (figuratively, literally I have.a lasagne in the oven). Yesterday I say GLBs Harry Porter Vanilla Bean version, aka the sequel, and I declared the sequel is never as hood as the original. Then I have this guy whose Kentucky version is freaking awesome. But all that aside this brew, which pours inky black with the thought of tan head, is a damn nice brew. Toasty roasted malts, booze, a little coffee and sugar, and a hint of ... blackberries? on the nose. Good clean taste thick roasted malts, mild mild vanilla, booze, coffee with a mild sweetness that balances everything out beautifully. Not as good as the sequel, but damn nice. basement aromas,

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
La bire est dun noir absolu et coiffe dun anneau de mousse de couleur mocha laissant le liquide vif. Armes herbaces o sentremlent bois et whiskey et mlasse. Le nez est fort complexe et chaleureux. En bouche, les saveurs sont puissantes, peu subtiles mais on se plat les apprcier chacune qui sont la suite logique des parfums pralablement ressentis. Leffervescence gnreuse de cette bire ajoute un ct piquant qui sharmonise parfaitement la pointe dacidit sans doute due au bois (vieillissement en barrique non mentionn sur ltiquette). Parlant de ltiquette, celle-ci annonce une bire fortement houblonne. Oui on sent du houblon, mais celui-ci est subtil et cest tant mieux car plus de houblons dans un liquide dj satur de saveurs puissantes aurait t mon avis un vrai gchis. Trs ronde mais non trop sucre, cette bire affiche un corps gnreux et une texture huileuse qui apporte satisfaction et rconfort lors dune rude soire dhiver.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmaurice (7) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
355 ml bottle from the LCBO. Appearance: Pours a dark black with no head. Aroma: Almonds, dark chocolate, prunes, dates, hint of coffee. Flavours: Chocolate fudge, bit of espresso. Mouthfeel: Moderate viscosity with low carbonation. Very, very smooth going down. Overall: A nice imperial stout with good chocolate flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (529) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 A rick black colour with a thick, dark, well laced tan head. Aroma is understated with milk chocolate, some coffee and vegetables. The taste is dense and rich and features chocolate, heavily roast or slightly burnt toffee, earthy hops, fresh ground coffee and some dark fruit. Certainly not overly sweet. An unusual hint of bubble gum underneath the dominant tastes. The mouth feel is slightly slick and the finish is a touch bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
355 ml bottle from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a dark black with no head.

Aroma: Almonds, dark chocolate, prunes, dates, hint of coffee.

Flavours: Chocolate fudge, bit of espresso.

Mouthfeel: Moderate viscosity with low carbonation. Very, very smooth going down.

Overall: A really nice imperial stout with great chocolate flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (16106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Cask @ Winking Judge. Dark brown. Aroma is choc and a fair bit of molasses. Rich, woody, lots of molasses and burnt raisins. Smooth body on cask, too.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - JAN 23, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2016 Almost jet black, with an extremely thin, slightly off-white head. The aromas are burnt malts, an alcohol sting, coffee, and dark fruits like raisins. Tastes feature dark chocolate, malts, booziness, black coffee. I can truly say this is one of my favourite Nickel Brook beers, and very good bang for the buck. A superior brew at every day prices.


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