Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
In the 18th century, this bold, strong stout was brewed in London for the long and treacherous trip to the Imperial courts of Russia. In keeping with this stoic tradition, this whiskey-barrel aged imperial stout is warm, full bodied and fit for a Czar. Ingredients: Roasted Barley, Pale, Chocolate, Munich & Crystal Malts, Magnum & Fuggles Hops, Yeast.

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fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013

Bottle 650ml.

[ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, chocolate, malty, light to moderate roasted, alcohol is very well hidden. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130315]

yespr (47037) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Mild fruity, caramelish and roasted malty. Caramelish and light breadish. Light chocolate and bitter dry malty finish.

joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee. Roasted finish.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and whiskey aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours an opaque lack with a creamy beige head. Sweet roast and vanilla aroma. Fairly rich body, sweet roast, vanilla and a warming pruney note. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. 150313

Rasmus40 (21690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. lack with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish with warming alcohol. 150313

fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016
2016-05-04, bottle, vintage winter 2012/2013, 3 years old, 7-3-7-3-13=33
Pours nicely, although the head seems short lived. The aroma is mild, roasty and chocolatey. The mouthfeel has always been too weak, so the extra aging doesn’t help; the beer qualities are not bad but muffled; the barrel aging character is probably more evident; slightly boozy in the final.
Still drinkable, not a product for aging though.

2016-01-29, draught at the brewery, 11.9% ABV, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Black color, small brown head. Mild aroma of chocolate and roasted malts, with a touch of vanilla. Strong body, but also strong alcohol feeling; powerful roasted malt flavor, and less dark chocolate than my last tasting; the barrel presence is minimal, and it has some liquorice; the sweetness level is rather low for an average Imperial Stout, so it should please that category of consumers. The dryness and roastiness increase the alcohol feeling.
Very good, solid, a bit too boozy maybe.

2013-01-10, bottle from the brewery, 10.9% ABV, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Black color, seems oily initially, but it forms a nice brownish and compact head, medium sized. Interesting aroma, with the expected vanilla and also with a lot of creamy nuances. It’s full bodied, with round mouthfeel; the flavor of roasted malts is milder than expected, while the flavor of dark chocolate is more present but not as rich; it has instead a quite evident character of cream and of tobacco; and some Bourbon vanilla; correct bitterness level. The final is apparently shorter than usual and carries less of the flavor components.
Maybe it’s missing a vibe, and depth, but it’s already quite good.

mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is lightly sour at first, with bourbon barrels, wood and molasses. Flavour is quite hot, with sweet sugary malts, bourbon barrels and a bit of subtle tartness. Medium-bodied and not typical of a bourbon barrel aged flavour. Boozy, but well-worked in. Decent BBA stout, but perhaps time could take off some of its rough edges.

Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Dark brown, thin head, sweet, bourbony, aroma. Similar palate. Hop is understated. Balanced. Not too barrelly or boozy.

chrisv10 (18213) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and coconut? Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little coconut?, hop, little liquorice and a little bitter.

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