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


on tap

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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1628) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
Shaker glass at Red House. Aroma is mild chocolate, rounded sweet fruit. Taste surprisingly berry-fruity with chocoate and hints of toffee. Medium full body, leans a bit to the sweet and fruit with the roast on the back burner. Feel hops on the sticky palate and on the winey, fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6515) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2017
Aroma is dark malts and dark fruit/very vinous. The flavor is dark malts, dark fruit/vinous, mild coffee/chocolate and a mix of mild/medium sweetness and spicy/acidic in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2017
Canned. Dark body, dark brown small head. The aroma is sweet and malty. Surprisingly no chocolate. The taste is good, slightly sour, but balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattChiasson (71) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
Out of the can, poured a deep espresso colour with a persistent mocha head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, and roasted nuts. I didnt pick up any fruit notes. The roast was quite bitter on the palate for my taste. Ashy. Flat cola. Burnt coffee. Personally didnt find it pleasant but others may appreciate the punch. May have just had an off batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (493) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pour is black. Nose is dark smoke and hint of nut. Carmel and thick molasses up front with nut and alcohol feel later. Super smooth and moderate complexity for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1139) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
473 ml can. Black, with a thick brown head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee, chocolate and bitter hoppy notes. The flavour is roasted malty, with licorice, chocolate, coffee, fruity notes, and a warm bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MatChar (41) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Appearance: dark black, with brownish head. Smell: cacao, coffee, confit fruits. Taste: Especially dry for the style. Overall: top level IS at a reasonable price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewWhatIWant (139) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
Pours nearly black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with a bitter hop finish. Notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, brown sugar, liquorice, hazelnut, raisins and a lot of hops. Creamy, not too much of a burnt flavour, and none of the chalkiness that comes with many stouts but a bit too hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
QcBeer (183) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
Canette Couleur noire tnbreuse, petite mousse colle a parois du verre. a sent le grain rtie, le chocolat au lait et la noisette. En bouche, cest similaire avec un soupon dalcool en plus. Une stout qui se boit tout seul! On dirait quelle est plus vivante quen bouteille!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9931) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2016
12 oz bottle from Root Cellar at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a large tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, hints of dark fruit, roasted coffee, earthy bitterness to the finish, nothing stands out, but a decent imperial stout nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18690) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle on the train to Egham Beer Festival, 04/08/16. Pitch black with a well appointed dirty tan head. Nose is light roast, spice, bitter dark fruit shreds, earthy, molasses, cocoa rub. Taste comprises toasted brown sugars, fruit esters, light peppery spice, toffee, light chocolate. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol. Ok impy.

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