Saturday, 30 November 2013

Propeller Revolution

Propeller Revolution comes from Canada's East Coast, produced in Halifax, Nova Scotia by the John Allen Brewing Company. The Russian imperial stout is sold in cool looking 500mL bottles featuring a red star, and clocks in at a healthy 8% alcohol.

Revolution has a smooth chocolatey aroma. It is way sweeter than I expected--when I drink an imperial stout, I typically expect jumbo hops and formidable bitterness. This stuff is much milkier and sweeter than its contemporaries. The alcohol content is brilliantly hidden. Considerable mocha notes and a malty body dominate a slightly bitter aftertaste. It's a black brew topped with a creamy layer of tan head.

Revolution is very smooth and drinkable for a strong beer, but without the aggressive crunch I was pulling for. It's a fine strong stout, but one that would definitely benefit from extra hopping. It's also a bit too sweet for this dude.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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