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St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe - McAuslan Brewing

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

238 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 238
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 67
Gots: 68 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 12-05-2009)
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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%

Tommy9898, Friday at 01:59 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured with a solid finger of head that produced solid lacing but didn't stick around vey long. The body is a think opaque black that reveals nothing.

Smell: The heavy smell of slightly burnt malt with touches of hazelnuts permiate the beer. Warmning is certainly required for it to come out.

Taste: Starts with a mild thick molassses malt taste that quickly ends up tasting like burnt toast followed by a surprising smoke and hop presence that gives it a hit of IPA bitterness.

Mouthfeel: That bitter smokieness clings like a bad cigar. The carbonation is good, as it does help accentuate the entire beer, for good or ill. The beer doesn't seems to shift to that bitterness far too quickly.

Drinkability: The body is really think and heavy, as you would expect from a stout. It also leaves an odd bizarre dryness in the throat. Can't really say I would want to drink this on a regular basis.

Final Thoughts: This has been the first St. Ambroise beer I've been disappointed with, and given the cost of this offering, really left me with a bad taste it my mouth. Stick to the Oatmeal Stout if you want a better view of what this brewery is capable of.

TheHammer, Oct 12, 2014
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St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe from McAuslan Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.