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style
Brewed by Northern Monk Brew Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Leeds, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial stout is descended from the strongest - stoutest - porter brewed in Britain in the 18th century, a beer that found particular favour with the Tsar of Russia in St Petersburg, which is where it is believed to get its imperial designation from. It was a beer that could be laid down for years, or enjoyed straight away. Strannik: the pilgrim, the one who travels. A beer of simple means - deriving strength from pale malted barley and character through four roasted malts. British hops provide both the rounded bitterness and the floral, spicy notes to compliment the roast and chocolate. Drink one, keep one. Allow the flavours to develop over the years before experiencing this classic stout. Malt bill: Pale malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, brown malt, crystal malt, oats and brown sugar. Copper Hops: Northdown ABV 9.0% (to be confirmed by Hambletons) Bittering Units 85 EBC 90 10BBL Strannik, the pilgrim, the one who travels. A beer of simple means, deriving strength from pale malted barley and character through four roasted malts. Northdown hops provide the rounded bitterness and the floral, spicey notes to compliment the roast and chocolate.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nudiebear (325) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
Can at Patricks bar. Dark with gray head. Extra malty, candy, coffee, good cough syrup. Light sweet, medium bitter, slightly oily. Delicious

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3627) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Keg in the Northern Monk Tap. Black with a thin beige head. Mild molasses aroma. The taste has lots of treacle and liquorice with light spice. A bit of a liquorice bomb, nice though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (3456) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2016
From tap at NNBCo True North with Sandnes kultur & fritid people and associates. Ebony. Brown head and brown lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and wood. Taste of roasted malts, herbs and liquorice. Some malt sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3960) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2016

Lukt: Rsta malt, kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, Ring langs kant.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris, sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: NMBCo, Sandnes.
Medium: [email protected], [email protected]%, N[email protected]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14223) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Draught at Tilt, Birmingham. Black with tan head. There is a sweet liquorice character to this from the off, rich, darkly roasted black malts with a chared kernel note then hints of cold, milky coffee. Bitter chocolate in the close. Very pleasant for a big bruiser.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Pure rocket fuel. On the mild side of aroma given the strength of flavour. Blackest black and slightly syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2936) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours black in colour with a tan foam head leaving lacing. Nose of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate & coffee. Flavour is roast malt, sweetish with dark chocolate, dried fruit, raisins, coffee, some bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, finish is lingering sweet and dry earthy roast bitter. Nicely drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Keg at IMBC 2015. Very dark brown, almost black beer with a tiny, white head. The nose is very rich with loads of treacle, coffee and dark chocolate. The flavour opens rich, toasty and smoky but crashes into a short, bitter finish, leaving a pleasant aftertaste and just a hint of sweet dairy, as well as boozy, brandy flavours. Its a smooth beer, and pretty drinkable at 9%, however probably more to savour on its own, rather than to smash down at an event like this, so I didnt enjoy it as much as I suspect I might have in other circumstances.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15568) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2015
Keg (Draft House Westbridge, Clapham) (7+:4+:7+:4:14=3.6+++)
Beautiful roast aroma - marmitey. Taste so beautifully smooth for the hhugeness of the roast. Very full palate, but a bit over-carbonated in the mouth. Tarry. Finish quite sticky, but here the carbonation is useful - it cuts through the stickiness. Finish is also tarry. Quite massive a beer, but done with a sophistication, or at least a balance, and a solid coherency, nothing seems out of place.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
From keg at the Draft House Northcote, Battersea on 28 August 2015. Very dark. Lasting tan head. Roasty grain and creamy coffee on the nose. A little medicinal in the flavour department. Quite bitter. Fairly light body for an imperial stout. A bit fizzy for my taste. Close but no cigar.


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