Russian Gun Imperial Stout - Grand River Brewing
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3.95/5 rDev +7%
A very nice Russian Imperial Stout from Grand River Brewing. Decent but not a monstrous head with great lacing on the glass. Thick and black in color, opaque. Smells of coffee and roasted malts. Coffee comes through on the front with smoked and roasted malts, licorice and tobacco with a light dose of sweetness to carry it through. Dry but succulent on the aftertaste, with warmth coming through from alcohol level. Very nice offering and would purchase again. An excellent Russian Imperial Stout from Canada.
05-26-2014 19:35:55 | More by Brutaltruth
3.8/5 rDev +3%
500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $4.95 CDN. Served chilled into a room-temperature glass.
Appearance - Dark opaque chesnut brown colored beer. 1.5 fingers of opulent tan head that lasts a long time. Reddish hues viewed while pouring. Nice foamy little cap that rests on to after the head subsides a bit. The head actually looks like a creamy whipped dessert after pouring. Some sediment noticed at the bottom of the glass. Excellent looking beer.
Smell - Chocolate (dark) and coffee mostly, not a lot else. There is some nice interplay between the two malty aromas, but on the sparse side when comparing the number of aromas to others in the style. Trace smoke aroma.
Taste - Coffee mostly also much smokier than would have been picked up on the nose (which was minimal). A bit of a leather and tobacco combination blended in there for good measure. Slight graininess and breadiness too and ends with a bitter and malty taste in the mouth.
Mouthfeel - velvety smooth, heavy body and a delightfully dry finish that strikes the right chord between "nice and dry" and "too dry" . Excellent feel and weight here. A "big" beer.
Overall - Well executed, wish the nose was a little better a little closer to the taste, since there is significant disparity between the two, but absolutely love the feel of this beer.
01-26-2014 01:50:01 | More by DenisKolkin
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
Not a bad Stout from Ontario....
500ml bottle served at 12deg C in a chalice.
A- Very dark. Nice dark brown foam head nearly 1" thick in a standard chalice
S- Alcohol, nuts, chocolate and spice
T- Pretty darn good. It's the saving grace for this brew. Otherwise not so good.
M- Creamy. Very good chocolate sliperies Touch of the bitter nuts you find in Guinness.
O- Pretty good. Have a few to age.
Not bad. Will try them as the months pass. Don't want to save for years.
This creamy chocolate gem can be enjoyed with....Rack of Lamb with a Chocolate Sauce
Definitely compliment each other 100%
12-15-2013 23:13:13 | More by DaveBar
4.04/5 rDev +9.5%
Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark black coloring with a frothy, bubbly, light tan head that settles into a sparse surface coating. Aromas of roast coffee, vanilla, mocha, and some earthy notes. Flavors are very bitter forward, with coffee heavy, followed shortly by a heavy roast and slight char to add to the bitterness. Wow. Notes of chocolate to highlight, but leans to the bittersweet side. The body is lighter than most RIS, but solid enough to handle the flavor profiles. Dry, slick finish with a lingering bitterness. The aftertaste is roasty and bitter, with a blend of coffee, chocolate, and hints of booze. Interesting, and lighter bodied than you may be used to for the style, but it works.
09-03-2013 02:01:57 | More by GarthDanielson
3.46/5 rDev -6.2%
A - Can't say much other than I couldn't see through the bottle.
S - Roasted malts and slight chocolate where all I could pick up.
T - Really bitter dark chocolate taste. Has a slight burnt taste to it. Bitter follow through. The alcohol taste is a bit overpowering.
M - Dry and very easy to drink.
O - It's a good stout. I don't recommend drinking it by itself. Have a heart tomato based meal with it.
03-10-2013 04:00:08 | More by AddyCanuck
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
Bottled Dec 5th, 2012
Consumed while homemade bread was rising Jan 6th, 2013.
Oily black, totally opaque pour with a 3 finger dense tan head. Gobs of lacing on the side of the glass.
Dark chocolate, burnt coffee and the molasses added really stand out in this. It smells much better than I remembered from the first time I had it years ago. Slight sweetness of raw sugar with a touch of licorice.
Burnt coffee, dark bitter chocolate (85%+) very little sweetness coming from the molasses. Good sipper with zero alcohol present.
Medium body, low carbonation. Really sticky on the lips.
01-06-2013 20:10:54 | More by korguy123
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
Picked this up from the local lcbo over the Christmas holidays. Poured very black, with a thin head that dissipated quickly. The initial flavourful was rich with, I think, burnt coffee and toffee. The after taste was a little on the bitter side for me.
All in all, I would drink this again, but I feel I've had better. I had it on it's own though, and it might have been better paired with a nice holiday meal.
12-30-2012 00:02:22 | More by lwadd
Russian Gun Imperial Stout from Grand River Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.