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


on tap


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, - DEC 22, 2012
500ml bottle
8.0% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
December 22, 2012
The beer pours a very dark brown with black edges and a thin brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and spices (ginger-ish). Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is cocoa, molasses, some more gingery spice, and roast. Not a world beater, but pretty good.

GRM (4239) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2017
Brown bottle, 500 ml, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on September 7 2017; eye: liquorice, opaque, good sheet of beige head that turns into a ring, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, ink, molasses, light alcohol, slight smoky, slight chocolate; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, ink, molasses, light alcohol, light alcohol acridness, light alcohol warmth, slight smoky, light chocolate, finale in roasted malt with presence of molasses, full body, lightly below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: quite likable

Bouteille brune, 500 ml, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 7 septembre 2017; œil : réglisse, opaque, bonne couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en un anneau, légère dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, café, encre, mélasse, léger alcool, très léger fumé, très léger chocolat; bouche : malt torréfié, café, encre, mélasse, léger alcool, légère âcreté d'alcool, légère chaleur d'alcool, très léger fumé, léger chocolat, finale en malt torréfié avec présence de mélasse, corsée, carbonatation légèrement sous la moyenne, moyennement sucré, légèrement amère, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien aimé

AleRider78 (1500) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours a thick looking creamy brown head and has a black tar appearance. Very dark brew. Good lacing. Lightly smoked aromas, with a nutty, coffee avertone, even a bit of raisin. Average intensity. Very faint aroma of corn. Dark roasted malts, mostly coffee, dark chocolate, nuts and notes of caramel, and some spices. Also faint raisin flavour and some earthy type hops. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Actually pretty smooth and easy to drink but with a mild bitter aftertaste that lingers, but that’s not a bad thing. Slick and somewhat drying sensation for motuhfeel. Really good. Not too bitter and goes down easy.

Luvystypotables (2099) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Aroma smoked malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Pours an opaque dark black color with a well laced tan head. A taste of smoked malt, espresso and a hint of bitter chocolate with a full bodied slightly oily feel and a smoked malt finish.

AlainG (2410) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Celle-ci n’est pas paresseuse. La dentelle tracée est faite dans les règles de l’art dès le départ. Le noir du liquide est propre au style. Le nez détecte du grain presque brûlé qui virevolte avec de la mélasse et du caramel écossais. En bouche c’est désordonné. C’est acidulé, amer, chocolaté et maltée, dans une texture soyeuse qui repasse l’éventail des saveurs en mélangeant le tout à chaque fois. C’est quand même bien corpulent. Les saveurs sont de courte durée, comme si ça manquait de souffle. Mais elle est plus qu’appréciable à déguster. (Emb.12/16) (1939-300816)

CurbDog (119) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
One finger of persistent tan head, fluffy. Nice lacing. Very dark brown / black colour. Cocoa, toffee, prune, light roast aromas. Matching flavours. Strong chocolate and molasses, dark crystal/caramel sweetness. Roastiness comes through more in the aftertaste. Creamy medium-full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This luscious Imperial Stout relies on roasted raisins, diversified by a few green hop moments, peppery bitterness and mild alcohol warmth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A persistent head of foam thrones atop the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is appropriately rich yet the carbonation manages to make everything feel smooth and easy.
-Alcohol is not a bother at all.
-The finish is not as intense as the flavor profile.


guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a pitch black color with a beige medium head. Mocha coffee, roasted malts and some dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavour but it quickly switches to some hoppy bitterness. Moufhfeel is creamy. Really like it

DomD (317) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Pours black with some tan head. Medium to strong bitter taste. Medium to full bodied, thick texture, with a bitter finish. Strong and bitter, a very nice Imperial Stout.

jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. From notes. Coffee, dark chocolate and other Roasty notes. Decent amount of fermented dark fruits. Good.

rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
500ml bottle, deep dark black color, with a thick bubbly tan-colored head, with a mild mocha, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, mint leaf nose, with a chocolate cake, chocolate milk, molasses, brownie note, with a mild sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, chocolate praline, vanilla, ice coffee, tootsie roll candyish, toffee accent in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth smooth mocha, dark bitter chocolate, burnt dark dried fruit, molasses, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, wheat malty character, with some mint leaf, brownie, burnt toast, chocolate fudge, coffee, burnt fruitcake, chocolate pie flavours, within a brown sugar undertone, leading towards a warming, chocolate cake dough, mint chocolate, coffeeish, burnt dark dried fruitiness, molasses, sweet barley sugar, caramel, chocolate, black, wheat, toasted maltiness, lingering roasty bitterness finish.

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