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St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe - McAuslan Brewing

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

230 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 230
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 64
Gots: 69 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 230 | Reviews: 115 | Display Reviews Only:
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-16-2013 08:26:34 | More by valianes
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anson42

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

09-28-2013 05:31:03 | More by anson42
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

09-23-2013 15:15:00 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Shurikane

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12%

09-20-2013 23:17:47 | More by Shurikane
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strang

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-13-2013 15:22:17 | More by strang
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-10-2013 00:29:47 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-09-2013 13:21:03 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-08-2013 22:32:58 | More by kwa357
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AaronDrinks

Florida

3/5  rDev -29.2%

09-04-2013 16:25:49 | More by AaronDrinks
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vielma

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

09-02-2013 23:51:37 | More by vielma
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pin

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

09-02-2013 03:12:59 | More by pin
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-22-2013 23:50:32 | More by Krakpoff
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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-17-2013 01:55:21 | More by Docrock
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-18-2013 05:13:22 | More by duff247
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mmapes

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Mathieu for the trade of a 2011 bottle, opened in 2013. Hate to drink it so soon, but if it's excellent, I'll try to find some more to take home.

Pours black with a thin tan head.

Smells very rich -- malty molasses, brown sugar... smells like a great stout. Scent seems to fade quickly. It's probably too cold; it has been refrigerated. Rich grains on the nose as it warms up.

Unexpectedly smoky, a little sharp. Long malty sweet finish. Oily, fairly thick mouthfeel. Strong molasses flavor. Not cloyingly sweet like some Russians Imperials, but very flavorful with a long finish. I hate to admit that I'd like something a tad bit sweeter and a tad bit less smoky, but it's really very good. Might buy more if it's not too expensive.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 20:54:17 | More by mmapes
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

07-06-2013 04:13:18 | More by Zbeetleman
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-02-2013 03:18:15 | More by MinorThreat
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-26-2013 19:32:54 | More by FrostyWPG
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-17-2013 00:11:13 | More by KeKeKumba
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark walnut brew under a big head that coats the glass on the way down. Pretty impressive look.

Nose is dominated by unusual sweet dark fruit - prunes, currants and a whiff of alcohol - that all works together quite nicely. Appetizing.

Sweet, fruity to taste. Charcoal and coffee. Noticeable dry alcohol finish. You'll figure out in short order that it's 9%. Tasty, but strong and won't be to all tastes. Mouthfeel just a little too full and sugary for me.

Worth a drink, not my favorite style, but well made.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 04:25:12 | More by TerryW
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hifirestone

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-04-2013 12:40:35 | More by hifirestone
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-19-2013 17:11:39 | More by tom10101
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very, very black-reminiscent colour. Head is just stunning. Show-stoppingly thick, ochre in colour, with some impressive - if a little thin - lace left behind. Pretty close to amazing.

Smells sweet, and smokey, in equal measure. Weird bubblegum character with some banana and cherry notes, but also, on the other hand, smokey notes. It's completely separate in fact. Quite subtle, with wood smoke and a hint of bacon. The sweetness is a dominant thing though, which is unfortunate.

Taste is an interesting one. Lots of smoke and roast, with a touch of sweetness to it. Upfront there's cocoa, caramel and a hint of banana. Then gets roasty, smokey and burnt midway and to the back. Ends with a slight sweet note, boozey and vanilla, but it has a heaviness to the end. Quite dry on the back, but retaining lots of flavour.

Full body, a little bit sharp late, and yeah, dries up a lot.

Decent, doesn't quite reach the heights the flavours suggested. Not bad at all though.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 08:24:17 | More by laituegonflable
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-11-2013 05:03:36 | More by Kelp
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potts

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-11-2013 04:50:30 | More by potts
St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe from McAuslan Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.