Old World Russian Imperial Stout | BrewDog

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Old World Russian Imperial StoutOld World Russian Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for sale at Total Wine locations.

Added by Immortale25 on 11-10-2011

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 660ml bomber with a BB of Oct 2018. Purchased ages ago from the Brewdog webshop - I can't remember when exactly but I've been storing this for several years. Here's hoping it has aged nicely. A big beer for a freezing November night.

A: Poured into a tulip (twice). A very dark reddish-brown hue that appears blacker than an event horizon in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy mocha-coloured foam that lasts for a few minutes before eventually subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of rich fruity malt with hints of prunes, dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar, mild roasted grain, cocoa, subtle coffee, ale yeast, delicate soy sauce, faint stewed leaves and a twinge of liquorice. The booze is well hidden. Incredibly smooth, complex and well-rounded - fantastic!

T: Tastes of sweet, fruity malt with notes of prunes, dried fruit, fruitcake, molasses, brown sugar, roasted grain, cocoa, mild coffee, ale yeast, a hint of soy sauce, faint stewed leaves and a whisper of liquorice. Quite sweet, followed by a robust malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing and just a touch of heat from the alcohol.

M: Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, with soft carbonation and great body that envelops the palate. Aftertaste of sweet fruity malt, bitter roasted grain, molasses, mild coffee and ale yeast.

O: Simply superb - a top tier brew. Wonderfully mellow after aging. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are sublime; dried fruit, molasses, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and yeast all combine perfectly. Excellent body - creamy and smooth. An absolute dream for a cold winter's evening. Another fantastic effort from Brewdog.

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Photo of Catalin90
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On 0.66 l bomber. Very little foam. Smell and taste reminds me of Cocoa Psycho, but not that high on cocoa. Lots of coffee, notes of cognac and also tobacco. The alcohol is starting to feel stronger after it gets warmer.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mytu420
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parintele
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PolarBear3
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black colour with large foamy brown head that dissipates to a thin film

S - Sweet dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel very prominent and slightly boozy on the nose

T - Similiar to the nose with sweet malts, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, dates, cherries fairly prominent..but definitely get some vanilla and spice at the end. The alcohol seems to be hidden nicely and its not overpowering.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation and very smooth

O- A fairly good quality stout and definately worth a try on a colder evening.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pierrebeer
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellehto
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Poupae
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of SayBoom
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of BrickOneal
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.7/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ProtonNinja
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of BILF
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of AndreasDif
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of factoide
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of killcore
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of flyingpig
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle from Brewdog's Online Shop (£7):
Black with a 0.5cm foamy brown head that turns to a patchy lacing 30 seconds later.

Sweet & quite boozy with darker fruits on the nose initially, some very dark malts too. Spice, faint grains & oak with hints of vanilla aren't far behind but the chocolate & coffee dominate. A great espresso like smell & the toasted/burnt notes work well with some dates & figs at the end.

Sweetness & chocolate, espresso & coffee with a little spice start things off. Some cocoa dominates the taste with some light alcohol flavours. Dark malts & fruits with some figs & dates, plus cherries & a little vanilla all make themselves know.

Medium to full in body, boozy from the alcohol but not overpowering. Some grain & spice with a smooth & almost bitter mouthfeel & medium carbonation.Some sweetness features throughout too.

I'm really enjoying my Imperial Stouts of late & this is no exception. Excellent stuff from the start, bold & complex with just enough alcohol to give it a good kick. Perhaps not quite as good as some of the other recent beers of this style I've enjoyed but a great beer nonetheless.

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Photo of sephyrott
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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