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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 662   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10895) - Tampere, - JUL 28, 2012
500 ml bottle. Kuikka, Helsinki, Finland. Black colour with small light tan head. Aroma is fruity hops, roasted malt, cacao and mild alcohol. Flavour is roasted malt, bitterish fruity hops, chocolate and ashy dryness. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_Lovecraft (315) - - NOV 23, 2016
Chocolate, notes of coffee, dark brown with a good beige head, medium body, law/medium carbonation, a bit watery, again chocolate...not a great emperor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2476) - PORTUGAL - NOV 10, 2016
50cl bottle. Black with medium beige head. Chocolate, coffee and pine on the aroma. Taste is sweet with dark chocolate and coffee notes. Overall, nice beer but lacks body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3749) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is dark malt, caramel, coffee, some liquorice, roast and milk chocolate. Soft touch of vanilla and fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is just above medium. Tasty light Imperial Stout, good complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
acemilan (178) - POLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Piwo o barwie ciemnobrunatnej i bardzo dobrej pianie. W zapachu paloność, karmel, czekolada, chmiele. W smaku dodatkowo lekka kwasnośćod paloności i gorycz. Troszkę więcej w nim mogłoby być RIS-a, troszkę jednak odbiega stylem od RIS-a ale to mimo wszystko dobre piwo.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Estebanik (829) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Piana zaskakująco jasna jak na risa. Aromat strasznie nijaki, nieintensywny, po prostu słaby. Na prawdę minimalnie czekoladowy, może leciutkie kakao. W smaku dość wodniste jak na risa. Trochę gorzkiej czekolady, trochę kwaskowatej paloności. Alkohol spoko ukryty, ale przy niecałych 8% to raczej żaden wyczyn. Obiecanej nutki "peatiness" ni w ząb. Posmak gorzkiego kakao ratuje to piwo od bycia kompletną padaką. Nawet wśrd lżejszych pobratymcw, Saint Petersburg kompletnie niczym się nie wyrżnia.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5445) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood and brandy, flavor of chocolate, coffee, caramel, brandy, wood and honey, medium bodied

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (578) - - OCT 8, 2016
Pours clear dark brown with strong tan head. Pine, chocolate, cocoa, burnt malt, hay, very hoppy nose. Burnt malt, pine, dark chocolate. A very light palate for an imperial stout. Not particularly Russian IMO but I like it nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (239) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Tap at Pub Graali. Pours dark brown with one finger tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted malt. Nicely bitter and sweet, good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10461) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Pleasant flavors of cocoa and dark roasted malts, but definitely on the thin side for the style. Medium bodied with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Well made, just a little weak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (860) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
0.5 l draught @ William K Kurvi, Helsinki. This has Scotland all over i.e. taste of malt whisky. I hope Im writing the review in the right slot. Dark malts, smoke, alcohol. Great after a nice meal.


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