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


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
We kicked it up a notch with our Bolshevik Bastard Imperial Stout, aging it in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The rich chocolate, coffee and dark fruit flavours from our Imperial Stout are married together with the vanilla, oak and warming alcohol from bourbon barrels. Together as one, the result is an incredible blend of aroma and taste. Drink it today, or cellar it to enjoy later as it matures. Formerly 12%.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 3, 2013
On tap. Jet black. Tan head. Aroma really carries the bourbon. Similar to the bolshevik bastard, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Smooth and rich. Complex and nicely balanced. Slight sweetness with a bourbon bitter finish. Really enjoyed.

mjs (7357) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
(Sample from a bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, wood and vanilla. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, vanilla, wood, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste had wood, vanilla and bitterness. A bit boozy but otherwise good imperial stout.

martjoobolut (4387) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown-black. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, malt, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, booze, whisky. Overall: ok, but too hot.

VastActiv (7131) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Sample from the bottle at RBESG 2017, Tallinn. Color is almost black with very small slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Bourbon, some burning booze, sugary and roasted malts. Pretty bad drinkability.

BarrelGuide22 (120) - - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small brownish head. Aroma is heavenly, sweet, bourbon, chocolate, butterscotch. Taste same, plus blackcurrant. Full body. Nice.

kermis (13480) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
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Bottle shared at RBESG Grand Tasting ’17 at Sori brewery. Near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of big bourbon, oak barrel, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Overwhelmed by the barrel. Flavour is heavy sweet. Light full bodied with an alcohol burn and soft carbonation.

Travlr (24826) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting. Dark brown color scant head. Aroma of smokey licorice and burnt espresso. Taste is burnt coffee. Decent.

Alusmamuts (1977) - LATVIA - JUL 19, 2017
Almost black with small light brown head. Nice rich aroma of fruit, bread, cognac. Nice sweet -sour taste with the same notes and some bitterness on the background. Warming. Good for enjoying slowly.

rumore (533) - Rimini, ITALY - JUN 21, 2017
From 75cl bottle at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black with very low cappuccino foam. Aroma is wonderful: cherries under spirit, licorice, vanilla. Body is dense, sticky, with carbonation tickling the tongue. Taste is sweet, with a bit of acidity, and with a nice bitterness getting in the final.

brigg (680) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2017
(Bottle) Pours black and syrupy with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet; bourbon, wood, ,vanilla, milk chocolate. Full bodied, velvety; not much carbonation. Warming alcohol. Bourbon, dark fruit and berries, chocolate, vanilla, hint of light coffee.

jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2017
Draft at RnHw. Pours a deep black body with thin tan ring of lacing. Nose is muted coffee - pretty faint overall, which is a bit surprising given the alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of booze, sweet chocolate, bourbon and round malt.

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