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


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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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AndySnow (7927) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 17 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, alcohol, bourbon, dried fruit.

Niko100 (2966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, some licorice, & nice bourbon notes; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, vanilla, caramel, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, licorice, and bourbon; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Very good.

FatPhil (16647) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2017
750ml bottle (RBESG2017 Grand Tasting) (4:4:4:3:8=2.3)
Fucking hot aroma. Taste is mostly booze burn. Second to that there’s mostly sugar. A terrible boozy mess. This doesn’t come from barrel aging - they must have chucked a few bottles of bourbon in this.

SG111 (1927) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Bottled. 2016 vintage. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is lots of raisin, leather, plum, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, chocolate. Nice. Flavor is raisin, fig, plum, chocolate, dark fruit, leather, bit of smoke. Really nice.

Marduk (8061) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2017
750ml bottle (RBESG Grand Tasting 2017). Pitch black color. Tiny size, brown head, stays. Copper, metallic, alcohol, roast, woody, caramel in aroma. Liver, sour, roast, woody, copper in taste. Roast and more liver in aftertaste. This liver covers alcohol. Just kidding it doesn’t! Booze is everywhere. But not a disaster. Drinkable brew.

Rubin77 (2389) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2017
F: dark tanned, quick gone. C: dark, opaque. A: red wine tones, chocolate, cherries, vanilla, cocoa, complex. T: dark malt, cocoa, red wine, spicy, chocolate, bourbon, warming alcohol, complex, full body, medium carbonation, great, fully enjoyed, sample from 75cl bottle @ RBESG 2017, Grand tasting in Tallin, Estonia.

gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2017
RBESG 2017, Grand Tasting, sampled on July 22, 2017.
From bottle 75 cl at 14.5%, 2016 BA.
Black color, tan head. Sweet, roasted, loads of alcohol scent. Sweet, roasted taste. Roasted aftertaste. Lots of warming alcohol. Wood and oak character. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

Borresteijn (7345) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2017
66cl Bottle at RBESG 17 Grand Tasting. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, soft smooth bourbon, alcohol, some sweet berries, coffee, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, fudge, bourbon, soft coffee, chocolate, bittersweet finish, light woody. Medium to full bodied. Nice stuff.

VamboladeTolly (2156) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2017
(Sample from a bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting) Pours dark brown with small brownish head. Aroma is heavenly, sweet, bourbon, chocolate, butterscotch. Taste same, plus blackcurrant. Full body. Nice.

mjs (7510) - 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.

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