In my previous post, I brought you all an in-depth review of an amazing beer called Masterpiece IPA, which is proudly brewed by The Heritage Brewing Company

Throughout my post, I mentioned how this flagship beer had a connecting link with one of Burton’s Brewing Heritage icons, Worthington Whiteshield

Furthermore, I introduced you all to Brews Of The World which is one of the finest beer shops that you could ever come across, I also explained how this shop stocks some of the most beautiful beers from around the UK and many parts of the world. 

Now, taking all of that on board, today’s post is on another important beer that makes Burton’s brewing heritage incredibly special, here is my detailed review on Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout!


Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout is a historical beer that is proudly brewed by one of Burton’s remarkable microbreweries The Heritage Brewing Company which is located in the heart of The National Brewery Centre

P2 stout began its new lease of life in 2019 when The Heritage Brewing Company took up the decision to brew this legendary beer once again to the people of Burton.  

There was pure excitement in the air when people heard the news of P2 making a glorious return, some people couldn’t wait to retry and see if it tasted the same. 

Now, you are probably wondering why it was called Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout. 

In the 1900s the beer was shipped over to St. Petersburg and passed onto Czar’s Imperial Court, however, after so many years the deal between the UK and Russia was halted due to the Bolshevik Revolution. 

Imperial stouts were first being brewed around London in the 18th and 19th centuries and the importance of it was the water being used, it turned out that London’s water was best suited to producing dark beers. 

Majority of imperial stouts that you see on the shelves today are highly strong, this is because they’re classed as Russian Stouts, whereas the typical English Stouts were low in alcohol. 

Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout can also be identified by its diamond logo, in the days of Bass Brewery, Bass was a former brewer for P2 Stout but this became discontinued in 1960. The logo represents double strength. 

Furthermore, if you ever come across Draught Bass, you’ll notice the Red Triangle, the triangle represents half the strength.

Since 2019 Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout has been increasingly popular around the town of Burton, it has been widely available in many pubs and can also be found in bottles. 

I’ve tried this beer many times now and I can understand why people love this beer so much, it’s not just the flavour of the beer but the historic story that it brings. 

Tasting Notes 

This exceptionally full-bodied beer is ultimately smooth and contains lingering flavours of chocolate, it’s intensive malty texture delivers a moreish and creamy mouthfeel. This is a beer which is to be treated with respect and should be consumed lightly. 


Brews Of The World, the finest shop to go to pick up some of your favourite bottled beers, I’ve visited this place loads of times now and I always love stepping inside to see what’s available. 

On the same day, I went to pick up my bottle of Masterpiece IPA, I was thrilled to see Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout in stock. 

I mean I’ve tried this beer now endless times but every time I come across, I just have no alternative option but to purchase a bottle, it’s one of the most beautiful stouts that you’ll ever come across in the UK!

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Another advantage of purchasing a bottle of P2 Stout from Brews Of The World is the price, you would normally expect to pay around £6.00 for an imperial stout, this one though was only £4.00!

Now that’s a real deal!

I really couldn’t wait to indulge myself into my beautiful pint of P2, I mean what I was about to sample is one of the most beautiful beers I’ve ever tried. 


Wow, this beer is completely outstanding, the malty aroma was so satisfying it just made the beer taste even greater. The chocolate flavour in this stout was so powerful, this is why I mentioned earlier this beer should be treated with respect. 


I really can’t get over how amazing this beer is, I was so glad to be able to try a bottle of this traditional beer, it was completely worth it.

Everyone is always after a beer which is packed full of flavour and I can tell you Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout certainly ticks all the boxes. 

Also, I have to tell you if you want to try this stout, I would personally say it matches well with a succulent British beef dinner. 

Finally, I just want to tell you that this beer is at the top of my recommendation list if you are wanting a beer that delivers aroma, flavour and a vibrant aftertaste, then Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout is the one for you. 

I sincerely hope you’ve all enjoyed this post and I am excited to see what questions you may have on this beer, I’ll look forward to reading your comments. 


The Cask Connoisseur

This is a collaborative post with Brews Of The World, all beer review posts are subject to my own honest opinion. 

10 Comments on “Czar’s P2 Imperial Stout – 8.0% ABV”

    • This truly is an amazing beer, to be fair majority of the strong and full bodied beers I’ve tried have been amazing. But the P2 is just perfect. Their is so much out there in the world, if I could try everything I would, might take me a while though. Cheers 🍻


  1. Beer goes well IN many beef dinners so any beer you can drink with dinner as well is to be highly respected. Love that this leaves a creamy mouthfeel and is rich in flavor and scent!
    Brews of the World sounds like a place to find many a -more favorite drink. 🙂

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    • Your perfect right there, you could put any beer into a beef dinner and it would still taste perfect. It’s so gorgeous and sweet and there is enormous amounts of flavour. I absolutely love brews of the world it’s one of the most amazing places which stocks some of the finest beers 😁

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