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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was born for greatness. Sent by English brewers via the Baltic Sea to the court of the Czars, Russian Imperial Stout was brewed to very high gravities and allowed to ferment on the long voyage. The result? A dark, strong and bracing brew, imbibed by Peter, adored by Catherine and now reclaimed by you, the People. Za Vas!

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9912) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
Deep, near-black brown, modest brown head. Very roasty burnt malt aroma, with coffee and ash standing out, and some pruney elements coming forward as it warms. Palate is very roasty, with coffee and burnt malt dominating, and an underlying fruit-acid sweetness adding a touch of character. Finish is moderately bitter, considering a beer of this size. Not terribly complex, but delicious regardless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of Quake1028. The aroma holds acetone, dark fruit, alcohol fumes, dark chocolate and chocolate liqueur. The body is full black with a diminishing mocha head. Big roasted malt, chocolate in the fore. A little stale in the middle. Mild oxidization. Hint of soy. Mostly just chocolatey and smooth though with burnt malt accents.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
This pours a black oily black with a nice thick brown head and a taste of sweet chocolate and roasted malts overall a nice drinkable IPS and well balanced and complex.CHEERS!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle from Greg, Thanks!. Essentially black, a small amount of deep ruby light shines through around the edges. Tan head. Nose is huge rich malt, some soy qualities, hops are solid but not forward. Flavor is caramel & toffee, a bit of chocolate. Dusty malt comes in after a moment, along with tingly hops to balance the sweetness. A bit milky which is strange in the context of the other flavors. I dont taste the alcohol but I can feel it on my tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2008
Bouteille 341ml, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rti, de chocolat noir, de caf, lgrement fruit (cerises, traces de raisins et de figues) et avec des notes de houblon herbeux et des petites notes de chocolat au lait et de rglisse noire. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen-bas et une texture riche, crmeuse et moynnement huileuse. Moyen got fruit (cerises, lger de raisins, traces de figues) accompagn de notes lactiques de chocolat au lait, de traces de rglisse noire et de fume de bois lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got moyennement amer de malt assez rti (faibles notes brles), de chocolat noir et avec des notes de caramel terreux et de mlasse sucre puis progressivement un got de caf vient sinstaller jusquen finale o lon retrouve galement un lger got de houblon herbeux et dalcool doux. Post-got long, moyennement amer de rti, de caf, de chocolat noir, lger dalcool, de houblon herbeux et de fruits (mot de cerises et de raisins).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopDevil (16) - CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Nice beer. Black, coffee, lots of molasses. Medium body, lacking a little in depth and complexity but overall a very good beer. Keep them coming guys!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4155) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
341 ml bottle from Porterhouse! New Province sampled! Nose of chocolate, vanilla, and some light raisin notes; black with a medium tan head; flavor is heavy coffee and light chcolate where the nose was heavy chocolate, flavor also containing some molasses and caramel; finish is lightly fruity raisins and a mild bitter note. Darn good RIS!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2763) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of toasted, molasses, dark chocolate and strong coffee, light earth and herbs for the hops, moderate yeast smells of earth, with raisin, vanilla and alcohol in the background. The head is large, cascading after the pour, creamy/frothy, light brown, with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is black. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, and lightly acidic and heavily bitter in the long finish. Palate is medium to full, creamy and has a lively carbonation. It finishes a bit chalky, lightly astringent and dry. Lots of deep flavors and aromas make this a very good choice when in the Halifax region.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bottled. Poured clear deep brown with a bit too tall of a tan cap for head. The aroma was on the sweeter side, with toasted caramel paired with burnt cocoa.. with warmth, molasses oozed through right in the back of the nose.. nothing extravagant, groundbreaking, or stand-out, but it was certainly pleasant. The flavor was a touch sour throughout, leading me to believe that this was just slightly past its prime.. sweeter, roasted chocolates join singed molasses and airy coffee bitterness on the middle.. sweeter finish with drawn caramel and bakers chocolate. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate (wish it had a bit more).. decent balance, but a light hint of sourness took away from the final impression a little. Overall a solid beer that Id gladly try again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7247) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle 341 ml
Appearance: dark brown into black , smallish creamy top 4-
Nose : Roasty , slightly acidic , creamy backing with some of mocha in the end . Seemed a bit flat overall.
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied , soft in style . Felt lighter than numbers suggest . Well presented roast feel , clean perhaps to smooth. Quiet muted for Imperial Stout. Revolution? Quiet opposite.


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