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Style: Imperial Stout
Køge, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A decadent stout, inspired by the special British ales exported to the Russian Court, during the 18th century. It is black and viscous like crude oil from the oil fields in the Caspian Sea. The flavor is dominated by dark notes of burnt sugar, spicy hops and smokiness from peaked malt. Unpasteurized * Unfiltered * Bottle-conditioned.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, sugar, hops, yeast.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5429) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours black with a small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, char, subtle peat, dark caramel, anise and some mild hops. The flavor has big roasted malts, char, dark caramel, dark chocolate, peat with moderate bitterness at the finish. Pretty good, definitely worth a try.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"Black pour w vigorous tan head. Herbal, roasty, hoppy. Got some anise and smoke in there too. Definitely not your run of the mill imply. Light bodied and not at all hot for 10%. Only hints of the usual chocolate coffee combo. Nice change of pace."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. All black body with a medium sized beige head. Strong licorice aroma with plenty of roasted malt, light smoked, some fruits. taste of dark chocolate, fruits, roasted malt, medium sweetness, crisp and roasty finish, leading to a dry coffee aftertaste with a light boozy sting. A good RIS.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (689) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Aroma is chocolate, mocha, espresso, and vanilla. Taste is rich malts, caramel and rye. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Appearance is black with a medium pearl head that retains well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bahumat (120) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Aroma: 8/10. Malts and yeast with a nice caramel undertone, and a fair bit of hop to the nose. Appareance: 4/5. Pours a cola brown-black with a thick, very lively, and very lingering creamy tan head. Taste: 8/10. Initial intense sourness with a rounded caramel and malt flavor, with a mild coffee finish, gentle notes of chocolate. Palate: 4/5. Shockingly lively and well-carbonated for an imperial stout, with a strong astringency and acidity, and a fair bit of hoppy bitterness to the finish. Overall: 17/20. This is a different take on a russian imperial stout; intensely carbonated and sour, it attacks the mouth with a powerful entry, but then fades to a pleasant, gentle black coffee finish. Not my favorite russian imperial, but I’d buy it again without hesitation if I saw it on the shelf.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie post-RBAG 2014. Dense near-black, soft brown head. Nice tarry sticky malts, soy, ash, coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhsiung (740) - USA - JUL 13, 2014
16.9-oz bottle @ northdownchicago. "peaked"? i think peated! beautiful cascading head, creamy, very bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (158) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pretty good beer, could definitely smell the alcohol in this one. smooth and rich, can’t ask for much more than that

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (643) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Black, no head. Licorice aroma. Flavour has more licorice, and nicely balanced bitterness. Thick mouthfeel, potent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Bottle, 10%. Fat vanilla aroma, turning quite heavily smokey. Black colour. Good stable creamy brown colour. The flavour is very sweet and very roasted. Has a good smokey note and a sweet hoppiness giving a syrupy, jammy flavour. Rather bittersweet and good. Very late raw liquorice aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (3141) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with stable creamy beige head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit, caramel and coffee. Sweet flavour of caramel malt and fruit, with notes of roast, coffee and alcohol. Liquorice in the roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Good.


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