Propeller Revolution | Propeller Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Propeller Brewery
Nova Scotia, Canada
drinkpropeller.ca

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer was born for greatness. Sent by English brewers via the Baltic Sea to the court of the Czars, Russian Imperial Stout was brewed to very high gravities and allowed to ferment on the long voyage. The result? A dark, strong and bracing brew.

Propeller's version weighs in at a whopping eight percent alcohol content, with a deep, rich, black colour. The taste of alcohol is well masked by the intense hop bitterness, extreme roasted malt and dark fruit notes.

Propeller Brewing Company has brewed and bottled this unfiltered ale each year since 2006, making Propeller the extreme brewing pioneers of Nova Scotia. This seasonal offering is only available at the Propeller Cold Beer Store on Gottingen Street, and select private retailers in Halifax.

Russian Imperial Stout - imbibed by Peter, adored by Catherine and now reclaimed by you, the People. Za Vas!

60 IBU

Added by MMansfield on 01-19-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6 months old bottle : Almost opaque very dark brown color with a copper hue. Creamy brown 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with decent legs. Flavors of plums, dark berries, orange peels, coffee beans, toffee, vanilla, liquorice, clove, peppercorn, walnuts, oak and smoke, dark roasted malts with leafy herbal hops. Slick and creamy full body with light crispy carbonation. Very strong finish, dry and slightly vinous, thick resinous feel on the tongue that last for a moment, although very well balanced and still enjoyable. Deeply sweet and earthy, while highly acidic. So it's a pretty good solid interpretation, highly spicy as it should, still with an inch of remaining freshness that makes it more drinkable. Densely malty and fruity similar to a barleywine, while smokey and coarse like a Baltic Porter. Very tasty with a comforting warmth. Lots of character and refinement. Overall excellent quality craft.

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Photo of JoshuaCCampbell
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grogsky
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aged this for 10 months. Was not disappointed. Highly recommend aging this beer. Fantastic chocolate notes, nice head that lasted throughout the beer. I'm not an imperial stout lover, but this beer has changed my attitudes.

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.51/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfreeze
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powers30
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cris4545
4.72/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tmappin
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of souvenirs
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: As black as black coffee, with just a few millimetres of tan head.
S: Very appealing. Molasses and burnt sugar.
T: Coffee, dark cocoa. Rich.
F: Velvety.

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Photo of TheRiot
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PorterPro125
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

A- Black and opaque. Beautiful tan 1 1/2 finger head that has pretty good retention. Lots of lacing

S- Deep roasty malt and dark chocolate. Absolutely perfect in terms of a stout.

T- Roasted malts, chocolate, and a coffee-like aftertaste

M- Heavy yet silky Body (Yup! It's an Imperial Stout LOL) and medium-low carbonation.

O- Easily the best stout I've ever had. Perfect combination of smoky/roasty malts, chocolate, and an incredibly smooth body.

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Photo of mylespetro
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of graybayou
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Thanks to CaptainMurphy for this one!

Pours black and leaves a nice thick collar in a snifter glass. Definite presence of chocolate and roasted malts in the nose. Interesting blend of malts, coffee and chocolate with a hint of smoke. The finish is on the bitter side with a strong presence of coffee and dark chocolate. Very little carbonation with a rich creamy texture. Simple yet quite drinkable.

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Photo of SchoonerNS
3.81/5  rDev -4%

Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DaveBar
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%

Got on a trade from Curtis. Thx Curtis! Served at 8deg C in a tulip

A- 4.5- WOW this is dark. BLACK. Pours a nice head that is gone in no time

S- 4.0- Nice roasted malt and chocolate

T- 4.25- Nice RIS. Very roasted and chocolaty. Super rich palate. Coffee. Yum

M- 4.25- Yup it's thick! LOL nice RIS

O- 4.31- This is a winner. Wish I had more.

Food Pairing

This wonderful RIS went well with..... Beef Stew heavy on the root vegetables.

Enjoy!!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Bottle from the Liquor Store on PEI
Pours a solid black color with a huge frothy tan head that persists forever. Vinous chocolate fudge and caramel maltiness dominate the aroma. Light earthy floral round out the nose. The flavor is rich thick chocolate caramel and roast with quite a vinous fruity edge to it. Light smoke and earth round us out nicely. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a rich creamy ashy mouthfeel. Wow thats a pretty nice stout right there! Reminds me a lot of Bell's Expedition, I really enjoyed this.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Paul_PABrewNews
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance : Dark and evil, no light peering through this brew. Light kaki colored head...
Aroma : Dark and Bakers Chocolate. Espresso Coffee Tones. Soft Char and Smoky & Toasted Grains, and a smooth floral Booze aroma.
Body: Body was a bit thin overall. Full Medium mouth feel, soft carbonation pushed the flavors around in your mouth, but overall a smooth drinking beer with lingering bitterness and soft floral booze notes.
Flavor: Nice imperial stout, Dark and Bakers Chocolate, Smoky Char and Toasted Grains. Floral Booze and Finishing with a lingering earthy, coffee bitterness. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kjyost
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Propeller Revolution from Propeller Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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