Brewed by Potbelly
Style: Imperial Stout
Kettering, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Imperial Russian stout is a strong dark beer it is a style that was originally brewed in the 18th century by Thrale’s brewery in Southwark London for export to the court of Catherine the Great of Russia. Brewed in the 18th century style by our young 21st century Master Brewer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 11, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 01/11/12. A black beer with a lovely looking frothy coffee beige head. There are lots of roasty coffee notes in this but also a sour milky note throughout. Has a long finish and obvious alcohol but the flavours are not desirable. Problematic.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2017
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of licorice and caramel. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with a tan whisp. Some liquorice, aniseed, hint of port. Boozy kicks. Warming. Good.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016
11th August 2016
GBBF Day 3. Cask. Almost clear dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth, semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, fair bit of aniseed and licorice. Estery sweetness. More rich licorice. Ripe dried fruits. Semi dry finish. Notably licorice stout.

Theydon_Bois (20628) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Cask at GBBF ’16, day one, 09/08/16. Light black topped with a decent tan head. Nose is fruit cake, liqourice, spice, treacle toffee, hint of varnish. Taste comprises liquid fruit cake, light chocolate, aniseed, liquroice, black pepper. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boozy tickle. Not bad for a cask impy.

Benzai (16682) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF day 1. Opaque dark brown to black color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweet liquorice influences, caramel, light to moderately chocolate. Decent body and carbonation.

thomat (4144) - G�teborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Very dark brown with a tiny tan head. Fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with a long bitter / fruity finish.

harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Cask handpull at GBBF 2016. Black beer lasting tan head. liquorice aniseed. Quite entertaining but not done well. Dry just liquorice and aniseed.

Beerhunter111 (22508) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
Gbbf. Schwarze Farbe. Geruch nach dunklem Malz, schokoladig, Melasse, Gewürze. Geschmack kräftig malzig, rote Früchte, holzig.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
61 Cask at the GBBF 2016... Dark black... Thin tan lacing... Dark roast malts.. Chewy chocolate roast malts nose.. Deep rich chocolate... Big licorice

leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Cask, Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are liquorice and dark chocolate with roast coffee. Blackberry with some vinous plummy notes. Hints of coal with marzipan alcohol and smoke. Flavours are sweet plummy and tangy berry fruits with dark chocolate bitterness. Coffee with some ash and nutty, spicy alcohol. Earthy and dry on the finish. Perhaps a little thin bodied but overall pretty good.

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