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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Our Nickel Brook ’Bolshevik Bastard’ Russian Imperial Stout is scientific creation brewed especially for those of you who aren’t 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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Theydon_Bois (19718) - 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.

rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
Can on the train to Egham. Opaque black beer with a decent brownish head. Roasted chocolate and licorice aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, raisins, some warming alcohol. Quite nice.

mcberko (18067) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
341mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Nose brings out dark fruits, roasted malt, and caramel malt. Flavour brings out caramel roasted malt and some dried dark fruit - great balance between the two. Carbonation is lively but nice enough, though the whole thing feels a bit dead in the mouthfeel. Solid beer, just nothing overly interesting.

Oakes (17831) - 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.

Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft - Big roast and molasses with some dark fruit. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark syrupy molasses, bittersweet chocolate and some roasted malts. Little sweetness and boozy finish. Sweetness and syrup is a bit much.

Lubiere (13954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate with light spoiled meats, boiled veggies. In mouth, a smooth smoked chocolate with creamy sugars, caramelized, not bad. Cask Days, Oct. 30 2011.

crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Black pour, tan head. This is a nice Imperial stout cause it is not super sweet, has a nice coffee-like character and a dryer body thanmost.

Sammy (12347) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
On cask at Volo. Rather thin, accounting for it being a cask, for a RIS. Not really a RIS. Substantive chocolate. Black coloured body.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Cask Days 2011.A decent beer with interesting taste,led by bitterness and some sourness. less than par for the style. on cask increased drinkability. Downside is that the mouthfeel is less than average for the style. Sour first, chocolate and coffee second. Sugary and boozy.

jercraigs (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
NB Let Tzar Be IS 2011-10-30. Black body, tiny head fades. 3+ FLavour is quite unusual, sweet dark malt, sugary touches, dry notes, light bitterness lingers, muted roast, pretty sweet overall. Modest aroma, funny sort of herbal character and green vegetation. Average plus to medium bodied palate. Takes on some odd esters as it warms. Not unpleasant necessarily, but a bit of an odd melange at times. Cask Days 2011, Toronto

alexsdad06 (10473) - West Chester, 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.

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