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

bottled
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RATINGS: 685   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Nose of cola, berries, some chocolate and cherry. Body is a bit thin, with too much carbonation. Very balanced, high drinkability. Not really imperial, but tasty.


4.1
g_georgiou (571) - CYPRUS - JUL 13, 2017
Dark brown body with a medium brown head. Aroma is malty, caramel, light vanilla, chocolate. Taste is sweet and low bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Bitter finish.

3.6
lokis333 (500) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUL 5, 2017
Very deep black color with small brown foam. Aromas, malty of smokey and roasted cocoa and dark chocolate as well as light booze touch. Palate, full body, smooth rich creamy texture leaving lightly boozy cocoa finish. Taste, bittersweet of malts, chocolate, cocoa with noticeable warming boozy touch. Overall, not bad. Aromas could be somewhat stronger, palate is fantastic taste not bad either. Worth a try.

3.9
Villyzzz (389) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle at pub. Pours black with a a medium sized foamy head. Aroma has some licorice and cocoa. Taste is quite interesting with some licorice, bitter coffee with a herbal feel. Quite nice.

3.8
Christos (5743) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
(Thornbridge Saint Petersburg) Tap at Thornbridge Den Bosch. Dark brown to black colour on the body, small and thin dark beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, sugars, chocolate. Taste has roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, quite sweet, cocoa. Medium thick body, soft carbonation. Very good.

3.3
Marko (5698) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 16, 2017
Thanks v&h!! Almost black cola body, tan head. Dry, a bit stale malty aroma, vague coffee. Taste... Vague sorachi, very light roast, tiny alcohol. Oof. Expected WAY more. This batch doesn’t work... Or somehow just this bottle, bb 9.3.2018. But this is meh.

3.6
Davros IX (354) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A good strong stout. Lot’s and lots of malt flavour and a good kick of alcohol. Not many other flavours, but a good "everyday" imperial stout (if there is such a thing). Would buy again.

3.8
popiela (869) - Poznañ, POLAND - APR 22, 2017
Butelka 0,5l. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, czekoladowy, nieco utleniony. W smaku słodko, głównie czekolada, przyjemna kontra goryczkowa. Delikatny alkohol.

3.4
kamanova_boy (268) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2017
Bottle from Beer o’clock Bucharest. Clear black colour, pours creamy brown head, roasted malt, bit of coffee in aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate, malt in the taste, low bitterness, alcoholic finish. Bit empty for Russian Imperial stout, but still good beer.

3.3
Psytron (2283) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 16, 2017
Smell of licorice, tar, cognac. Cola colour, high brown head. Aroma of ash, tar, roasted malt, some smoke. Medium bitter. Lively carbon, soft palate. A regular stout, not so much imperial in it.

3.5
thunderbear1 (2) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2017 does not count
Powerful imperial stout that smells sweet but falls on the darker notes of taste. The bitterness is strong and protruding with some sweet sense to it


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