Imperial Stout
Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB

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Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB
Russian Imperial Stout
3.98 | pDev: 9.05%
May 29, 2021
Feb 29, 2004
Malt: Pilsner, dark caramel, chocolate and black malt.

Hops: Northern Brewer, East Kent Golding, Fuggle

20,0° Plato, Original Gravity 1,083
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Ratings by eriktoyra:
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Reviewed by eriktoyra from Sweden

4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured a dark brown liquid which starts of with a slightly brown/red colour. The head is one finger high and light brown with large bubbles. The head rests for quite some time.

S: Lots of cocoa with hints of grinded coffee. Roasted malts and toffee. The alcohol is there, but very welll hidden. I can also smell oatmeal.

T: Lots of chocolate and roasted malts. Some candy sugar. Finishes off with alcohol, dry chocolate and bitter (English?) hops.

M: The alcohol gives it a full-bodied mouthfeel. It is slightly more carbonated than I expected it to be.

O: An Russian Imperial Stout that is very balanced in every aspect.
Mar 22, 2012
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Waggman from Sweden

4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Aged since 2008, some rust on the cap. Low carbonation. Low hop character. Just enough bitterness for the style. LOADS of chocolate in the aroma and taste, some roasty character in the background. So smooth! Beautiful, and almost too drinkable.
Oct 11, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jun 12, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by StoutBoi from New York

Jun 08, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by Lodisgrisen from Finland

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by pretext from New York

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 4 by deac83 from Texas

Mar 02, 2013
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Reviewed by srandycarter from California

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I hope I have the right beer. Bryggdes Ursprunglicen for ryska tsarinnan Slottskallans Imperial Stout 2012

A - Near black with amber hues, Small head leaves fast. Some spot lace.

S - Herbal, spicy note hits first, followed by malty cocoa goodness.

T - Nice malt and hops mix, a little hot, cocoa is really present.

M - Medium to heavy body, good carb, nice balance.

D - Would drink a few!
Jan 10, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by WynnO from Florida

Aug 26, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by whartontallboy from New York

Jul 06, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Apr 05, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by jisak74 from Sweden

Mar 21, 2012
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Reviewed by LinusBohman from Sweden

3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2011 edition served into a snifter.

A: Black with a thick cocao coloured head which dissipates slowly but gives a lasting layer through the whole session. It leaves a lot of lacing on the glass and it appears somewhat bubbely.

S: The first two things I get are classic smells, chocolate and raisins. I also get wet hay, esters and roasted smells, tending towards coffee. Some alcohol comes through as well.

T: The roastedness is the first thing that shows itself as it hits my pallate, together with alcohol. I also get some fruity esters and dark chocolate but not as much as the smell makes me anticipate. I also get peppery tastes of English hops, an easy recognisable bitter taste. The aftertaste is sweet and has some vague notes of honey.

M: In my opinion a bit carbonated for a RIS. The body is smooth but I would say medium and not full. It has an alcoholic warmth.

O: In my opinion it´s a bit too dominated by the roasted notes and the English hops. I would like some more fruits to it. But still a complex and qualitative beer, it gets downrated because of the stiff competition that is among RISs.
It would probably evolve good with age.
Jan 29, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by Harkrank from Sweden

Dec 23, 2011
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Reviewed by mulder1010 from Australia

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Baggio for the beer. MUCH Appreciated
330 ML poured into a CCB snifter

A-- Poured a cola color and settled a murky brownish black. Short lived half finger that was light brown color that went to film. Decent head retention but also quickly fades away leaving bits of a soapy lacing on the sides of the glass.

S-- Roasted coffee, roasted malts, rootbeer, candied sugar, and slight amounts of licorice. Well hidden ABV. Like the smell. Inviting and warm, as in the roasted coffee part.

T-- Coffee, sugar, dark fruits and roasted malts. A bit thin but more like a watered down strong coffee with sugar. Well balanced taste.

M-- Lighter style IS and higher carbonated. Still works as get a lot of hop bitterness and coffee in the mid and back. Finishes a sort of sweet dairy milk with sweet coffee finish and a bit of an acid burn to boot. A lot of tannins on the gums and dry after taste.

O-- Not bad. A little sweet at times but the feel is really nice. Not big or over the top at all. Easy drinking IS and is a good change up from what I have been having of late. Nice little find and would do this again.
Dec 03, 2011
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Reviewed by BenZ from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Purchased at the state liquor store in Goteborg - can't believe how many US micros they had. No cantillon, though. Anyway, this is a pretty light colored RIS. The smell is fantastic, but the taste doesn't quite measure up to the complexity of the aroma (fruit, chocolate, spice, roast). The mouthfeel is thin and the alcohol is surprisingly obvious. The aftertaste is fantastic. I wonder how this one would age. I'm also thinking I had it a little too warm (probably around 50-55°F), obviously it wouldn't have been too warm for most RIS, but I think chilling this one would have muted the alcohol and thickened it up a bunch. If the other flavors didn't get muted too much, it would be great... Really good beer.

Edit - this was a 2011 bottle (looks totally different from the photo).
Dec 02, 2011
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