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

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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 (1035) - 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!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tyler_D (2) - FRANCE - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
Une excellente Imperial Russian Stout, chocolat, café, belle amerturne et belle longueur en bouche. Facile ŕ trouver mais pas donné.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ngejo (445) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Black, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle at Amsterdam Cafe Pub, Granada, Spain, 3.3.2015. Black with a brown head. Smoke, chocolate, coffee and some vanilla aroma, bitter and chocolatey taste with sweet undertones. Full body, quite fizzy and faintly woodsy aftertaste. A little nutty finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Aromas of raw cocoa, molasses, burnt caramel, very earthy, char, fruity boozy notes. Jet black with a lasting small brown ring of head foam. Dry, roasty, bitter, hints of burnt cherry and raisin, savory. Full bodied, intense lingering flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zickbeer_ye (321) - Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Heavy aromas of cocoa, alcohol, and some fig. Dark black body and dark brown head. Very smooth cocoa and malt flavor with some dry grape and fig. Smooth on the palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gezugowa (6) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
Pours black as night with a dark tan head. Smell of coffee roast and charcoal. Oily texture. Malty taste with obvious coffee and a hint of nuts. You can taste the alcohol, but not in a bad way. Superb beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Przylus (322) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 17, 2015
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Procent (246) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bardzo ładny aromat czekolady mlecznej, paloność, wanilia, lekko likierowy, alkoholowy. Lekko ostry, jakby od Chilli. Piana nieznaczna, beżowa, z jakimś tam lacingiem. Barwa czarna. W smaku zdecydowanie kawa i paloność. Ciała średnio dużo, jest trochę kakaowej gęstości, ziarnistości. Goryczka wysoka i dość mało szlachetna. Nie jest złe, ale jest dość proste, nie czuć w nim tak bogatego bukietu. Warka do 3.12.2019r.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
18.4.2014. Completely black beer with dark brown head. Aroma has coffee and roasted malts, and warmth of alcohol. Taste is roasted with coffee and bitterness. Palate is oily. Some chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeebon (241) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a slick and oiley black colour with dark frothy tan head which doesn’t linger too long. Smell is of burnt wood (in a nice way), espresso, strong dark chocolate, molasses and toasted malt. Taste is full bodied, sweet and bitter with a thick oily texture, really rather enjoyable and complex, one to sip slowly. There is a noticable alcohol kick in both aroma and taste which is not unpleasant at all. I would like to see how an aged bottle tastes! Overall very lovely indeed.


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