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style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special (at 9.5%). Also available in bottles.
Brewed to a Courage recipe from the 1850s, this extra strong stout was first brewed for export to Russia where it was a popular drink at the court of Catherine the great.
Hops: Appollo, Hallertau, Hersbrucker
Malts: Maris Otter, Amber, Black Patent

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericsaint (15) - - JUL 23, 2014
Couleur d un brun profond...un gout de malt bois caramlis. ..ou amertume et sucre leger se mlange. Se tient en bouche trs longtemps...passe un bon moment

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7386) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottled Dec 2011. Black, small tan head doesnt last. Aroma - strong piney minerally hop character, smokey malts. Body - medium to big, smooth with a touch of carbonation. Taste - strong roasted barley, liquorice concentrate, more pine, dry salty finish. Lovely strong savoury beer. I think this one would continue improving over the next few years - this hasnt reached its peak yet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7034) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle at barely legal tasting room . Pours black , good white head . Smell is mostly bitter , also a bit sweet , and an undertone of roast-sourness . Taste is full , roasted , bitter , coffee , oats and toffee . Thick mouthfeel . Soft-as-silk taste , that gets way intenser towards the taste .

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1941) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Toffee, soy, raisin, blackstrap molasses, whiskey, blackcurrant, salt, and malt. Pours a dark black with no head and a little effervescence. Dark chocolate, coffee, bread, a touch of anise, and bitterness. Full bodied and creamy with a nice warming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (18486) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbrauens, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer brunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr rstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv rstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Citrus, treacle, toffee, woody, slight menthol note, bread crust, peppery, liquorice and spiritous. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering dry bitter, treacle, liquorice, malty, spiritous finish. Comments: Gorgeous and glass lace.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (593) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
330ml bottle @ home. From Saveur Biere.

Black stuff with sticky brown foam. Aroma of salty liquorice. Dark chocolate and liquorice at taste. Toasty smooth IS. I like a lot.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzgorog (799) - FRANCE - JAN 9, 2014
bire brune trs fonce, lger col de mousse beige. Nez qui pourrait plus prononc de pain grill et de caf. En bouche, normement de corps, liquoreuse, bonne carbonation, belle amertume, toujours sur le pain grill et le caf, un peu de chocolat, lalcool est galement prsent mais pas mnsquanr. Excellente imperial stout, un rgal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1466) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
DWF; Pours dark brown with fading head. Nose is heavy malty, roasted, coffe, smoky and chocalate. I have to consider my friend.. 2 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (2088) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Nice dark tan head. Bottled Dec 2011. Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted. Taste: Very dark malt, chocolate, coffee, some bitterness. Warming. Very nice! Info: 330ml bottle, 25/12-2013


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