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


on tap

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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2008
Cask (gravity) as Thornbridge Imperial Russian Stout @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. Dark red brown / black color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, coffee, prune, moderate to heavy toffee, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is flat. (170108)

yespr (48898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Mes. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, light chocolate and mild vanilla note. Smooth vanilla, roasted chocolate and lingering acidic roasted note. Bitter and slight acidic finish.

Ungstrup (38904) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
A deep red beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of berries, but a bit light for my liking. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt, but also berries, and a slight acidity, which I guess stems from the roasted malt. The end is bitter.

joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Clear dark brown coloured with a beige head. Light roasted aroma of malts and caramel. Roasted flavour of malts, caramel and pine needles.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with some fruity hints. Has a sweetish warming roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of dark fruit and licorice in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Bottled (from realale.com). Very deep brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some toasted notes and mild liquorice. Flavour is liquorice, bread, some slight grassyness and also quite salty notes. Balanced.

Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
From notes. Bottle. Norwich. Very dark reddish brown, no head to speak of, and little lacing. Aroma of licorice and fruitcake. Taste begins sweet then progresses to dark fruits and port wine. Dry finish. Complex and interesting.

madmitch76 (26368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
8th September 2009
Opaque black beer, thick tan head. Light semi dry palate. Dark malt, slightly roasty. Smooth creamy malt in the mid. Leads to spicy bubblegum (faint) and a little alcohol warmth Dry spicy finish. Not bad!

cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 Bottle at home .... black ... thin tan head ... soft coffee roast nose... deep roast ... some coffee ... soft ... quite silky ... little toffee ... little chocolate ... a nice very smooth IRS ... light coffee bitter in the linger.... little smokey in linger ... cask guilford .... deep brown ... thick tan head ...soft gentle chocolate nose ... big soft chocolate roast ... silky ... chocolate bitter finish ... woulnt know 7.7percent .. great depth and way to easy drinkin Bottle 3.9 : Cask 4.1 : Cask trumps bottle

omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest. Almost black, no head. Sweet with loads of chocolate. Vinous and powerful with coffee and syrup. Very soft. sweetness takes control, steering it more towards chocolate sauce than coffee. Tastty, but a bit too sweet for me.

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