Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
A homerbrewers dream come true In 2011 Russell Brewing proudly preseted the first annual Golden Stag Home Brewing award in partnership with the Vancouver Homebrewing Association. The top homebrewer won the unique opportunity to brew and package their recipe at a professional brewery.

Introducing Rick Augusts - Russian Imperial Stout Grand Prize Winner 2011 Golden Stag Home Brewing Contest. This is truly a limited-edition single-batch beer made with Nick Augusts actual homebrew recipe. Over 10 types of malts 2 types of hops, a special yeast strain, Juniper berries licorice root and heaps of extra-special love was used to brew this beer. Its super dark and super good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - MAY 31, 2012
Draft-Pours black with creamy foamy head that is brown sugar color. Aroma is sugary sweet dark roast malts. First sip is sweet and boozey. Coffee and chocolate roast malts very present. slight fruity esters Aftertaste is dry sweet fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
22oz bottle, big thanks to Dan for sharing. 2 year old bottle. Super dark brown, thin khaki head. Near-black color. Good spread of lace. Whoa, great big thick chewy texture, bigger body. Silky smooth creaminess. Great roast, dark fruit, milk chocolate. Some coffee. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Mild bite at the end. Pretty enjoyable imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2014
pitch black color, dark brown head. Deep roasty malty, dark fruit and fairly acidic. Alcohol well hidden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5219-20130412] 650mL bottle. Grainy woody roast malt aroma has a bit of a floral note. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Boozy roasted grains has a solid fruity base. Full body. Tasty and huge. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
pretty solid imperial stout almost to alcholly in smell nice black as all hell color mild coffee notes and bitter dark choc pretty decent stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, molasses. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130224]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma mild yet with solid character. Frontal roast with good depth , roasted barley with well blended alcohol. Hint of smoke? 7+
Appearance dark brown-black. Large espresso like cap. Presentable.
Flavor and Palate : Bit musky with dark notes. Black malt , bit metallic. Good body as support. Top end with heat mixed with chocolate cake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
My bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, Radek, jercraigs & mabel. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small lasting creamy light-brown head. Nice aroma of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, a hint of smoke and licorice. Flavour of roasted malt, fruit, just a touch of smoke, licorice and lots of hops in the finish. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2013-04-12. Black body with a huge tan head. 4++ Pleasant aroma, dark malt has an interesting herbal anise like undertones. (Licorice according to the bottle). Flavour is malty, light roast, sweet malty core, mild bitterness lingers. 7++ Smooth medium bodied Palate. 3++ Pretty nice. Bottle shared by Blankboy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Courtesy of blankboy. Deep black pour with a thick tan-brown head. The aroma is very rich and leathery with a nice rich smoky/oily flavour. A rich cocoa and herbal licorice character. A little bit of pepper and a rich leathery character. Nice and chewy with a bitter-sweet cocoa flavour. Lingering chewiness and a long roasty finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6562) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Bomber shared by blankboy. Thick and oily looking black pour, thick tan-light brown foamy head ... Alcohol, floral bitterness, bit of bubblegum and plums. Taste follows - more roast, less fruit, very restrained. Frothy, average body, a bit creamy - fruity in the finish. Juniper and chocolate? Sure!!

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