Russian Gun Imperial Stout | Grand River Brewing

Russian Gun Imperial StoutRussian Gun Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
54.7%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 161 Ratings
Russian Gun Imperial StoutRussian Gun Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand River Brewing
Ontario, Canada
grandriverbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Russian gun (or Gun as we call it) is named after the Queens square cannon that sits downtown Galt, Cambridge. The cannon was awarded to the town of Galt for its support of the English troops during the Crimean war which ended in 1856.

That year to celebrate the victory during Victoria day the Cannon was fired at noon. The men firing the cannon successfully fired three shots however during the forth the powder prematurely exploding killing both men charring their upper bodies beyond human recognition and dismembering the arms and hands of both men; two children were lightly scratched.

We have crafted the Russian gun to commemorate this local tragedy taking the recipe from an old English recipe dating back to the early colonial times.

Added by Viggo on 04-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,366
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
161
Liked:
88
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
10.81%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of Glorithm
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Logan12321
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bendythumb
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KyleMcD
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrJay
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce bottle, label says bottled on 2014/AUG/28. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, molasses and a bit of nuttiness. I think the taste pretty much is just like the aroma, but to me it seems the roasty bitter flavors are the strongest compared to the others. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and is easy enough to drink. Low/moderate carbonation. Overall I thought this was a decent brew, definitely worth a try! $5.20 a bottle.

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Photo of acostuhhh
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Wajohnst
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nhaimes
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of R_Kole
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of valianes
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

473ml can consumed jan 13 2017. transparent dark brown. a flavourful stout with a distinct hard roasty finish. unfortunately, this beer lacks quite significantly in the mouthfeel department. still a good brew though

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of dreamchaser
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Cycle69
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Russian Gun Imperial Stout from Grand River Brewing
Beer rating: 54.7% out of 100 with 161 ratings
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