St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe - McAuslan Brewing
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Reviews by uno99:
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from the LCBO. $5.50 I think they were.
A: Poured into a Tripel Kameliet glass. Looks delicious. whats amazing is how dark the head is. Not Tan, but dark like dark chocolate, especially when you swirl the glass a bit.
S: I'm not going to bother mentioning the obvious RIS scents, but pretty strong in the fruit department. Leather, smoke, ash, tobacco, oak, soap.... all present here. Quite inviting but not huge.
T: This stuff is no joke. hugely powerful flavor. finish is long... Very long...(episode of Mama's Family long!) Everything is well balanced here. The bourbon isn't a big player but is present most in the finish.
M: Might be the thickest beer I've ever had, Although it has been a long time since I've had an barrel aged stout of this strength.
Overall: this is fantastic stuff, and I hear it ages well so I'll set some aside and come back in a year or two and re-review.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 00:57:18 | More by uno99
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St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe from McAuslan Brewing
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