Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (855) - 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!

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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (275) - HUNGARY - SEP 1, 2014
Vehemens illatokkal indít, melyek között a diós-faháncsos, kissé rumos aromák emelkednek ki. Ezt a fajsúlyos jelleget erősíti aztán egy csipetnyi paprika marcona kesernyéje és pikáns utóíze, karöltve némi vanília jótékony finomságával.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (289) - - AUG 31, 2014
Drank at home 27-08 while playing Xcom and talking to friends. Black beer almost without foam. Very sharp aftertaste. Strong alcohol and coffee taste. Taste is very bitter. Coffee and loads of cacao. Lots of carbonation, as well. The beer is unbalanced. The taste is rich, but with unpleasant extremes (mainly from coffee, carbonation and cacao).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1345) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
From bottle at BeerMongers. Deep brownish black, with cocoa head. Aroma is vanilla, cocoa, roasted malt, and molasses. Taste is all of the notes from the aroma, with an addition of sweet smoke and bourbon. Intense finish with flavors that linger for a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1302) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours totally black with a black head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, chocolate, coffee and some woody notes. Taste is high sweet leading to a roasty finish. Brilliant!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeKeller (843) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with a beige head. Sweetish aroma has roasted malts, vanilla, cocoa and dark chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, salty licorice with some cocoa and dark chocolate. Decent bitterness in the end. Very nice smooth mouthfeel and a really classy imp overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redayyon (19) - - AUG 29, 2014
Odeur franche, café filtre Gout cafe avec une matiere incroyable C est le cafe, le chocolat, le caramel, ca tourne en bouche. Final agreable, amertume du houblon balance le sucre.. Je rachete

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (363) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
Looks.. Black, dark brown med head. Smells.. Heavy roast malts, cocoa choc, coffee..hint of smoke. Tastes.. Roasty malts and choc, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, slight dry wood finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttroha (254) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at North River Tavern. Pours jet black with tan head. Nice lacing. Arab of dark fruits, expresso and vanilla. Taste of roasted coffee and vanilla. Sweet and fruity aftertaste. Goes down smooth. Excellent beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
w_adwersarz (142) - Cracow, POLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Czarne jak cholera, bez jakichkolwiek prześwitów. Piana piękna, brązowa, gęsta i obfita. Aromat kawy i czekolady z dodatkiem czegoś słodkiego, jakby lukrecja. Alkoholu którego jest 10% w ogóle nie czuć. Od pierwszego łyku czuć aksamitność, czekoladę i kawę, palone słody i ciemne owoce. A później alkohol, który objawia się rozgrzewaniem w przełyku, ale nie jest nieprzyjemny. Wysycenie niskie ze średnio niską goryczką, wspomaganą kawą, czekoladą i alkoholem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from Blacklick Wine & Spirits. Black, thick, oily pour with a thick light brown head. Malty nose with notes of dark fruit, licorice, chocolate, roast, coffee and light vanilla. Vanilla and chocolate flavor with some maltiness before a roasty coffee finish. Very nicely done.

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