Day 10 of Taste-Mas: St. Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout 341 ml

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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. 341 ml, 9.2% alc./vol.

www.mcauslan.com
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  One thought on “Day 10 of Taste-Mas: St. Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout 341 ml

  1. Chooch
    December 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Alright. So this is the worst one yet. Just my opinion.

    I find a hit of caramel that quickly dissolves into the hoppy mess that it a little too bitter for my taste.

    I don’t know what the Russians are on about but I cannot taste any vanilla, espresso or chocolate.

    Good luck with this one boys!!!

  2. Chris
    December 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Wow. This poured very, very dark – pretty much black. Pours much thicker than other beers tasted this week. Like a syrup/molasses in thickness. Not much head on this one. Below average carbonation.

    Didn’t taste vanilla or chocolate. Slight expresso taste.

    Bitter. Bitter aftertaste. I struggled to drink this.

    A bit much for my palate.

    Not at the top of my list.

  3. Russ
    December 24, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Very dark. Very bitter. To me, it’s the flavour of dark roasted coffee beans. The bitterness masks the 9.2% alcohol to a point that it is fairly drinkable. I don’t love it. I think I’d rank it above the day 7 Cuvée, but below yesterday’s Doppelbock.

  4. December 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Strike 2

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