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


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
palabreur (23) - Brocton, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2015
12oz into goblet at 65 and 45. Aroma of each is roasted grain, some cherry from the warmer one. Thin-bubbled head typical of an RIS, large head on the wamer one, small on the cooler. Head is rich brown in color, good lacing. Huge difference between the two. The 65 one is probably the best RIS Ive had; huge cherry and plum flavors, roasty, feels like it lights the fireplace right beside you. Full mouthfeel, just a wonderful beer. At 45 its empty and muted, the fruitiness is there on the aftertaste, but its not up front. Immediately took the other two out of the fridge. Rating reflects the 65 bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ozzy (3) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2015 does not count
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into hand washed and dried snifter Got in a trade with @SebD Aroma roasted malt, lasts Head small (<two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, rapidly diminishing to irregular three to five mm ring and partial layer Lacing good narrow rings of tiny bubbles Body dark brown/black, opaque Flavor very strong roasted malt with a hint of smoke and bitter chocolate, ends with some hop spiciness; no alcohol, no diacetyl Palate full, creamy, lively carbonation Appearance 8, Aroma 4, Flavor 8.5, Palate 4, Overall 16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chief6rocka (2) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015 does not count
Awesome dark beer. No head Chocolaty with a hint of coffee. Goes down smooth with will give you a little buzz off the first pint

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Black with virtually no head. Aroma is chocolate, soy sauce, hint of liquorice, dark fruits. Full bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate with a slightly astringent finish. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, roast, liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sixx (28) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
A wonderful Imperial stout. with a rich and creamy texture. It has a nutty taste with a slight hint of chocolate. And a sweet almost nutty aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Armes de grains de caf brls, avec du sucre et du chocolat noir ; la bire est mi-paisse, et parfaite noire et opaque, avec une mousse pour ainsi dire absente. La bouche est passablement sucre, avec un chocolat assez copieux, et une amertume correcte en fin de gorge. Un liquide qui prend du caractre mesure quelle se rchauffe. On sent un brin dalcool, sinon on a ici affaire une impy stout tout ce quil y a de plus classique, et bien russie par-dessus le march.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - 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.

   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%

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (371) - 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,

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