St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe
McAuslan Brewing

St-Ambroise Stout Impériale RusseSt-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe
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McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #172
Ranked #2,903
4.21 | pDev: 9.03%
Sep 27, 2022
Dec 05, 2009
St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout is our tribute to the brawny ink-black beers crafted for the Russian Imperial House in the 18th century. Made from a blend of barley malts infused with Cascade, Goldings and Willamette hops, it’s aged in bourbon oak, giving it seductive vanilla, espresso and chocolate notes.
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Rated: 4.63 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Sep 27, 2022
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Reviewed by DanfromVan from Canada (BC)

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a bottle from West Coast Liquor Company for approx 5.89. Nice presentation in a rolled cardboard tube. 2020 Vintage. Served in a snifter, Poured deep and black, with an instant 2 colour head which lingered to the last.
Coffee aroma, with molasses hints, great mouthfeel, a thicker drink. Tasty and slightly sweet, leaves a very mild bitter aftertaste. Would go again on this. Perfect Cigar beer if you are into that.
Apr 10, 2021
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Reviewed by LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2020 release. Looks black with nice asymmetrical brown head. Smells like roasted malt, a little coffee, and nice booze. Taste is where this beer shines. Espresso, vanilla, roasted malt, oak barrel, bourbon. The mouthfeel is nice and full bodied.
Overall, for $7 this beer is amazing. My new go to imperial stout. I think this one is slightly underrated.
Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Thorfinn960 from Ohio

Jun 11, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by quadmad from Canada (ON)

Feb 27, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2014 edition - so 4 years + on it. Not recall if I had tried fresh.
Pours a deep dark brown to black colour with scant creamy light brown head. Aroma is amazing roasts chocolate, vanilla, some caramel with espresso notes - perceive the sweetness on the nose.
Initial sip gives the vanilla caramel malt, bourbon, chocolate sweetness, but very quickly moves to a roasts espresso bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium - not viscous or syrupy at all x know the booze is there but not boozy per se. Bitterness lingers. Had as a late night sipper, but may be more appropriate with hearty meal than as a dessert beer.
Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by Samact from Vermont

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Mar 22, 2018
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Dark brown with an amber tinge when held to the light. Topped with a finger and a half of deep beige, almost grey tinged head.

Smells of tar, chocolate, tobacco, a slight smokiness, Kailua, hints of coffee and black liquorice.

Tastes of deep roasted maltiness, umami, Dutch salty liquorice, tobacco, coffee, and dark chocolate. The oak is merely a background note.

Medium, slightly oily body with moderate, foamy carbonation.

Got in Toronto, drinking in Muskoka Feb 17th, 2018. This is one I've been looking for for a long time, and saving to enjoy. Its fine, leans more towards the dry tobacco and black liquorice, tar flavours as opposed to sweeter chocolate notes.
Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON)

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Dec 25, 2017
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Reviewed by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a great beer, especially for the price.

The oak is so present, but really compliments the malt and the heat of the ABV.

Almost like sucking on an oak cube soaked in Stout.
Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC)

Feb 24, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC)

Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by dabeerbuddha from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft. Chilled.
Dark as expected. Mince tan head that reduced to to classic ring around the glass. Aroma is sweet molasses. Flavours include but not limited to roasted malts, black strap molasses, Bakers dark chocolate and black licorice. Quite bitter. Slightly thin mouth feel. Overall - Very enjoyable.
Jan 19, 2017
Rated: 4.78 by jcubz from Canada (SK)

Jan 09, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Nov 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Borbly from Canada ()

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a viscous, deep black body, with very little brown head at the top. The aroma brings up coffee, some vanilla and oak, dark fruit, and a little bourbon hint. The taste kicks off with a wild espresso-like bitterness, with dark fruits and oak branching into more bitterness at the back of the palate. It is still smooth for all of the alcohol, and the velvety viscosity really aids that. Overall a good beer, though one to savour on occasion for myself.
Nov 18, 2016
St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe from McAuslan Brewing
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