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Imperial Stout - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 10-31-2013)
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Photo of polloenfuego
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $8 or so

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy/fizzy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There is also some charred notes, some hops and I can taste the floral/roses notes quite a bit.. I'm on the fence about it.

Overall - I could go either way with this beer. While I appreciate that it is a little different from the rest of the pack due to the floral notes, I kind of wish they hadn't included them. Either way, a very good beer that is worth picking up.

Photo of DaveBar
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $7.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 7deg in a tulip.

A- Opens super well pouring a dynamite head that is gone pretty quick. Super dark black.
RIS all the way

S- Lots of caramel, fig, malt, chocolate.

T- This is a good blend. The first snap is not so great but like a good mate it grows on you.

F- Not great but not bad. Enjoyable

O- Pretty good. Have a few for the cellar but may return a couple as this brew will not age at all. It is what it is and that is pretty good but not great. Can get $2.50/341ml brews better here in Canada for nice flavor.

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with..... Any desert you can make with chocolate in it


Photo of nullbort
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the LCBO.

A - Two fingers of tan foam settles to a thick cap, thicker collar, and splotches of lace. Jet black body. Pretty impressive and vaguely ominous.

S - Surprisingly hop-forward, with good notes of smoke, roast, dark bread, dark fruits and vague umami. As it warms there's more cake and icing sugar flavors. Gets increasingly plummy as it warms, with a touch of alcohol coming out.

T - Chocolate, dark fruits, jammy. It's on the fruitier, British side of things, but it has a sweetness that is more American; less attenuated than other British RIS offerings. Some dark bread and soy linger into the finish, mingling with a touch of espresso. Not overly boozy.

M - Medium-full bodied, chewy, viscous, with light alcohol warming in the finish. Lingering stickiness on the palate.

D - Quite enjoyable. I easily finished the 500ml bottle over the course of an hour or so. Always nice to see a bigger brewery step up their game a notch. Reasonably priced too!

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jrenihan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of liamt07
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of valianes
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of leitmotif
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of sebas642
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of heygeebee
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Amazing find for an RIS. Smooth, chocolate, powerful. Hint cherry. Need to buy more!

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of spointon
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Anze
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Derek
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Released at Systembolaget, Sweden in november 2013. Best before end 2013.
Pich black beer that fills the glass like motoroil. The beigebrown head is two fingers high.

Nose: Vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, milk, butter, soy sauce, molasses and some alcohol.

Taste: Licorice, red berries, molasses, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.

Medium carbonation and a full body.

Photo of tmzl
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours with thick, creamy, average sized mocha head. Has good retention; creamy, thick layer stays on top. Leaves fair amount of lacing. Clear, very dark brown (light amber hue), some carbonation noticed. Fair.

Smell: Some fresh dark fruity esters, bitter chocolate and light coffee. Booze - makes it a bit metallic. Earthy, herbal undertone that goes into a weird soy sauce-like salty character. Bit of sourness. Roast sweetness gets bigger and more pleasant as it warms up.

Taste: Medium burnt caramel and molasses sweetness that goes into chocolate, coffee and bitter booze notes. Still some esters play in the background. Ends with pleasant medium roasted coffee bitterness with some tingling booziness.

Mouthfeel: Full creamy body with the right amount of smooth carbonation. Soft but ends a bit spicy because of the alcohol sticking out.

Overall: As a fellow BA said: "still a bit young and hot". The booze will probably tune down in time and make this good beer a great one.

Photo of MisledTitan
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Imperial Stout from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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