P2 Imperial Stout | Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery

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Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JorisP on 01-09-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by CRJMellor:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(editors note - Steve Wellington, Head Brewer at Museum Brewing Co. is a personal friend of mine and one of the greatest guys and brewers you ever want to meet.)

Pours jet black with no head and minor lacing. Aroma is very scotch-like. Heavy peat, raisins, heavy peat and a hint of chocolate and roasted malt are present. Flavors are also very scotch-like, heavy peat , light caramel with a minor bitter at the end. I thought mouthfeel was a little thin for an Imperial. Taste is great upfront but a little watery at the end. Beer is best served warm like White Shield.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rastaman
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, almost black colour. Nose its of roasted malt, raisins and caaramel. The flavour was perhaps less complex than i imagined, but there is still a fair bit of flavour. Raisins, chocolaate, plums, roasted coffee, toffee, caramel and mollasses. NIce roasted aftertaste, but was not as assertive as i was hoping for, still not bad, fairly rich and definietly sweet. Intersting to note on the back of the bottle it said brewed by the "Museum Brewery". Not Coors or Bass.

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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smells and looks like a good cup of coffee in there. Understated British style imperial stout. Middle thick, initially some mustiness and dryness until flavour coats the throat, coffeeish, nicely carbonated. A gift from Warren Becker of New York City's Gotham Imbiber fame.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great friend and BA Stopper brought a bottle of this back for me after a visit to ENgland.
The beer is slighty chilled and poured into a pint glass.
The beer pours dark brown with a frothy beige head. Not much staying power for the head.
Aroma is chocolate and raisin with a bit of buttery toffee (diacetyl??) in the background. A slight general sweetness of brown sugar is also present.
First sip reveals a much lighter body than expected with very mild carbonation and smooth texture.
Flavor is milder than expected as well. I get some sweet chocolate and raisins again with a bit of roasty malt as well. The alcohol makes a background appearance here and gets more prolific as the beer warms. The beer is easy to drink, but is not as deep or robust in flavor or body as I would expect an imperial stout to be.
A decent beer that I am stoked to have sampled and added to the bottle collection, but not a WOW! beer.

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Photo of JorisP
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer dark coffee coulour, head purplish-brown, nearly instantly disappearing.
Nose: immidiately whiff of cocos, then mocca, sweet coffee, floating impression of benzene.
Taste: sweet, some flavour of smoked ham, more restrained than Rauchbier,retronasal flavour of Islay malt.
Mouthfeel: thin???
Aftertaste: quite bitter, coffee-ish without the coffeine character.

This ought to be enhanced to 11-12 ABV! Without this thinnish mouthfeel, this would be a contender for WWS.

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Photo of ark57
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a dark blackwith some ruby tinges on the edges and no head. It really doesn't have much carbonation. The aroma is yeasty and roasty (mostly coffee with some chocolate) and smokey. The taste is smokey (almost peaty) up front, which I think is probably due to aging it in casks before bottling. Roasted toasted malts are present with an almost mocha like taste. It is mellow and smooth with a full body. There is a slight alcohol in the finish. Not as hoppy as many Imperial Stouts that I have tried, but it is great.

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Photo of beerman599
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had this a year ago in Burton on Trent and was very disappointed with it i expected it to have a fuller mouth fell and more aroma. the favor was nice but nothing stud out. it was almost flat and finished thin.
had a second bottle recently and had about the same effect but a good friend with a great pallet said his bottle was totally different

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Photo of wl0307
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this bottle from the UTOBEER beer stall in the Borough Market, London. Bottle-conditioned, it comes in a brown, 275ml bottle, with a BB date of 30/04/2006.

A: in a wide-rimmed Kasteel chalice it pours a nearly black hue with absolutely no head, with a little of foam around the rim. Looking very flat but expectable.
S: deeply roasted malty but not very assertive, decorated with a tinge of vanilla or sweet-woody aroma along with cocoa powder, licorice and some raisins and sweet ripe plums. Overall very understated, settled and softly-textured, not something I'd regard as particularly delicious if judged only from its smell...
T: very smooth texture of dark malts flows in the mouth, bringing with it a little woody and very very light roasted malt flavour, with a tinge of dryish roastiness and soft fruitiness at the end. Surprisingsly the flavour is quite static, not evolving and without good support of a richer body. The slightly dryish malty taste simply sits there, awaiting a soft or slightly oily texture to catch up, leaving just a hint of alcohol slowly developing at the back of the throat. Short aftertaste.
M&D: extremely smooth and even creamy in terms of mouthfeel--actually it's the softest and most timid Imperial Stout I've ever tasted. Overall the mouthfeel gears towards the boring side, as the whole flavour lacks backing from richer and more complex flavour... It's actually more like a soft English stout for that matter and not as bold and assertive as an imperial stout should be (I think)... Although it's not "bad" on any account, for such a small bottle costing me more than two quid, I'll probably skip it next time.

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P2 Imperial Stout from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 8 ratings