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

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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle; Regular.
Previously 7.7%.
Imperial Russian Stout
Rich and dark with smoke, subtle peatiness and the power of the dark malts. Molasses and liquorice and chocolate goodness all wrapped up in a smooth, warming liquid. Finishes with a distinct humming bitterness carried well by the hop and malt combo.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edgallow (4473) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2012
16.9 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Black color with tan head. Nice aroma, nice imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
appiantiqua (255) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 20, 2017
Dégustée avec mon petit Kittenbieer dans un verre "Mille et une bières". Température de début 7 à 8 °. Belle robe brun sombre presque opaque surmontée d'une fine et volatile mousse, beige; faible carbonatation. Nez fruité voire fleuri avec des arômes de chocolat et une discrète présence de l'alcool. Le goût est très plaisant mais surprenant pour ce type de bière avec une teneur acide et des saveurs de réglisse et de fruits amers. Le palais est précisément porté sur l'amertume(chocolat)) avec une bonne longueur et une note rafraîchissante. Un excellent et étonnant stout amer. 16,5/20

3.4
Beerwithwings (232) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 share of a friends beer . to me I'm getting lots of coffee in the smell and taste. nice but not great

3.3
hrabren (1529) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle shared with Višnja 666 and Marko. Thanks! Very dark with an orange tint. Roasty, alcohol, wood, figs. Dry and strong. Smooth texture, moderate carbonation, medium body, very dry finish. Good, but not impressive.

2.9
Studoffsky (94) - POLAND - OCT 1, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 Mało wyraziste w smaku i aromacie, nie wiadomo dlaczego na etykiecie figuruje nazwa Imperial skoro to średniej klasy FES.

3.9
javiercrasher (641) - Granada, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2017
Predomina el chocolate en nariz, más cafetosa en boca, con final bastante seco. Equilibrada y cremosa, nada dulce y con moderado alcohol para una imperial stout. Con buena relación calidad / precio. BOTTLE.. BB 09/03/2018.

3.9
sam_uk93 (47) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Pours very dark with hint of red. Light tan head. Aroma is sweet fruit, hint of cinnamon, lemon. Taste is initially fairly sweet, leading to a smokey spiced fruit, finishing with a lovely bitterness that lingers. Medium full bodied, light carbonation. Great stuff!

3.9
basjansen14 (452) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2017 Blackish colored ale with some reddish notes with a cream colored head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate and some roasted malt. Taste: sweet, licorice, coffee and some chocolate and end with some bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with slow to medium carbonation.

2.6
Rhombic (146) - Elx, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2017
Pours dark brown, golden tinge, tan head. Malty caramel and noticeable hops on nose; fruity plum and peach aroma, fermented. Catastrophic burnt sugar and burnt caramel flavour. A bit dry and one-dimensional. Bad batch?

3.8
jjsint (3492) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cherry Hinton Road. Dark brown, slightly translucent with a ring of tan head. Aroma is of liquorice, weak coffee, plums, with a hint of cocoa beans. Salty, smoky taste with yeast extract, espresso, bitter chocolate. Very bitter finish. Nicely carbonated. Unfortunately it’s got a heavily astringent aftertaste with horehound and BlackJack chewing gum. Interesting stuff.

3.8
drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - JUL 22, 2017
7.4%ABV. Stout. Pointed out dark brown instead of black. 38 SRM. Nose is sweet and fruity. Aroma of ripe dark fruity preserves and jams. Grape jelly sweet and fruity. Caramel and treacle with burnt or scorched sugar aromas. Mouthfeel is carbonated carbon. Palate has dark wheat toast, roasted barley. Hops are burnt twigs, with a clean woody bitter flavor. Overall, for me this comes across like a black IPA. Warming in the end.


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