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The Bottle Imp - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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The Bottle ImpThe Bottle Imp

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BA SCORE
87
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: spinrsx on 01-05-2014

Roasted dark malt complemented by dark stone fruit and black licorice notes, with a roasted coffee finish.

81 IBU
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Reviews by notdan:
Photo of notdan
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewery then again on tap at the Wellington Gastropub in Ottawa. Chatting with a dude who works at the brewery, it sounded like this was a Péché Mortel-influenced beer. After trying it, it really does seem like they did their best to clone Canada's top-rated beer. And they did a damn good job. Amazing dark coffee aroma, full bodied smooth mouthfeel, and a pleasant roasty lingering taste. Great stuff!

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaveBar
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $8.00 for a 600ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a decent 0.5" thickish looking head that dissipates to a film within a minute or two. Very dark.

S- Very much a chocolate stout. The coffee enriched malt base is very nice to the nose

T- Nice stout. Has the body and depth you are looking for in a good blend. Has an earthy hint to it. Touch warm as you can tell the alcohol is definitely there.

M- Bit of a chalky nature to the aftertaste which is a touch un-palatable at times.

O- Nice stout overall. Looking forward to seeing this age although I suspect it will not appreciate much so I will put it in the rotation for once in a while.

.Food Pairing

This nice little stout went well with...... BBQ'd hamburgers. Wow it cut through the flame taste and I loved it.

Enjoy

Photo of Rutager
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers, SebD!

Appearance. Pours dark brown, black in the glass and topped with over a finger of khaki-brown head.

Smell. Huge cocoa, light licorice and a touch of coffee. Simple but nice.

Taste. Black coffee leads and falls off into powdery cocoa and a bit of grassy bitterness that coats the tongue. There's a touch of charred wood and anise there as well.

Mouthfeel. Pretty full body, low+ carbonation.

Overall. Very well made ris. There's a fair bit of hops going on still and I've had this thing at least 8 months now. Would love to try it again in another year ...guessing it would be sublime.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear dark black color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some minor lacing. Aroma of dry strong coffee notes with light floral touch. Taste is also dominated by strong coffee notes with an almost astringent finish with dry roasted malt also clearly identifiable. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Bitter roasted malt are just too astringent for me to really enjoyed this beer.

Photo of eddsan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of SuperMartino
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soupyman10
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebD
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick creamy mocha head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of coffee, chocolate, rich roasted malts, some molasses, caramel and faint dark fruit.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some rich coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, an espresso like bitterness, molasses and faint dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Props to David Thompson for making this great Russian Imperial Stout.

Photo of craftaholic
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yodo
2/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

600 ml bottle served fairly cold into a pint glass. Sipped over an hour and half so this did get a chance to warm up. Purchased from LCBO for $7.85 CDN.

Appearance - Dark brown with a couple of honey hued aspects as it was poured. So I guess it's lighter than other other big stouts. 3 fingers of ahead poured after an aggressive pour, dark and ominous. Spidery lacing left behind.

Smell - Dark chocolate and some coffee. A touch of leather and even tobacco too. Simple yet surprisingly complex.

Taste - Big bitterness bill at the start, fairly hop forward. Burnt coffee to complete. Did I mention bitter. A bit of a bourbon soaked vanilla flavor but that taste is fleeting. Booze is well hidden.

Mouthfeel - Smooth with high carbonation and a simultaneous silky and oily feeling. Quite nice.

Overall - Cretainly a well crafted RIS, nothing to complain about other than the fact that everyone seems to be able to a good RIS and this doesn't separate form the pack.

Photo of fizzyted
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of lgmol
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeKeKumba
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Wajohnst
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of speedywinger
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Cycle69
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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The Bottle Imp from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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