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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg/ bottle 2012 Prototypes release.
A 10% decadent and indulgent Imperial Russian Stout. Brewed with a copious amount of dark malts, infused with coffee beans during the boil and after fermentation and aged on cacao nibs, vanilla pods and toasted oak chips. This opulent whirl of chocolate, coffee, dark malts and hops even rivals the most colourful of imperial Faberge eggs. Originally created to celebrate the Russian Royal Family, this is a fitting tribute with which to toast your own empire.


SimplySike's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (689) - The Hague, - APR 24, 2013
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 2014-04-16
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with brown head.
Aroma loads of chocolate, coffee, dark roased malts, caramel, vanilla, wood. some dak fruits.
Taste bitter roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla sweet.
Mouthfeel Oily, sticky, thick, dry.
Amazing beer, really tasty!

2013-04-24
33cl Bottle.
Pours black with brown head.
Aroma chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts, wood notes, some vanilla in the back.
Taste bitter coffee, chocolate and vanilla sweet.
Mouthfeel Oily, sticky, thick, dry.
On pouring the bottle the chocolate comes at you. Amazing beer, taste is choco coffee in the best way :). Perfect Pitch Black!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1077) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Draught@Brewdog Bar, Stockholm. Black color, tan head. Oaky aroma with chocolate notes. Rich flavor with tar, wood, dark chocolate and coffee. Full body, medium-low carbonation. Nice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rockana (50) - - APR 17, 2014
Pours dark brown with brown coffee like minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee,malts. Roasty and beautiful bitterish full body IRS. Very interesting and all in all amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3481) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is malty roasty coffee liquorice molasses madness. Flavour is liquorice coffee roasty bitter chocolate madness. Harsh bitterness, yet also too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3143) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread, tobacco, ash, coffee and licorice. Flavor is quite bitter, creamy, sweet malts, full bodied and very smooth. Very nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
@Stordirren: stor tydlig doft och smak av kaffe. Vätskan är ganska mjuk och lagom fyllig. Fin balans och trevligt eftersmak. Inte alls illa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Black pour with a dark brown head .. amazing looking brew with light lacing .... aroma of hot peppers I have no idea why but I swear of it .... roasted chilis with coffee bean and light vanilla .... taste is of cocoa nibs, toasted oak, chocolate, coffee and light vanilla ..... mouthfeel is bitter like 100% cacao .... has a slight bitter/burn to it .... abv hidden well .. definitely dark and roasted as they come .... has a bitter dry lingering finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TUBREW (2) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Everything I want from an IRS. Boozy, woody, dark chocolatey aroma; bitter-sweet coffee/chocolate on the pallet and hints of dark fruits and vanilla. A little alcholic rawness - maybe one to age for a couple of years

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SnakeTown (488) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Kolsvart med stort ljusbrunt skum som ligger kvar runt glaset! Doftar massor med kaffe och lite choklad! Mycket smak av mörk choklad, rökigt och beskt kaffe!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nudiebear (3) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2014 does not count
My first Russian. Powerful with hidden sweetness behind the cocoa. Very delicious for a sweet tooth like me. Dark with solid but short lived foam and a bit of dark malted taste, slight alcohol on the taste as well. Much cocoa, a good thing!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
04-APR-2014, bottle @summer house in Marielyst. Dense Black with a Brown head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Taste is Deep, Deep chocolate and roast. Quite coarse with with a touch of smoke. Full body, soft carbonation. Sweet at first but finish dryer. Very fine.


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