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

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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 (1091) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2086) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Thick black pour wih no head. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Dark chocolate yummy. Thick.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfc514 (80) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Dark, roasty, coffee, a little chocolate with some faint astringency in the back ground. Great mouthfeel..oily and slick..exactly how i like my stouts. Good one here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a tiny brown head aroma roasted malts chocolate coffee dark fruits caramel dried fruits some laurel and hops flavor roasted malts coffee dark fruits coffee chocolate laurel spicy dried fruits some caramel some smoke and hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8218) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
33 cl bottle, BB 03/12/19. Sampled on May 15, 2015.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, alcohol scent. Roasted, grainy, dry taste. Alcohol aftertaste, also cocoa. Medium mouthfeel, to fizzy. Medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (523) - - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle pour. Intense but balanced and blended aroma of coffee. Flavor less intense. Light bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (136) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 15, 2015
Poured black with a big chocolate brown head. Aroma: smokey, oak, dark chocolate, espresso. Tastes quite amazing. Dark bitter chocolate, whiskey, smoke, espresso. Beautiful dry bitter finish. Fantastic beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1115) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a minimal lightbrown head. Nice chocolate aroma and some coffee, roasted and dark fruits sense. Sweet, light bitter with a long warm chocolate end.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (327) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Darkest brown, no CO2 visible. The light brown head is dense and persistent. The aromas are really intense: smoke, coffee, lemon peel, liquorice, chickory, cream, caramel... In the mouth this stout feels ripped and immensely built. Starts sweet, then develops itself slow, really slw, towards a great long sour and bitter finish. Be careful, it’s easy to get a beer booze with this one. You’ll freak out!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (529) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 5, 2015
the aroma of caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee and vanilla with some hints of spices... the taste of roasted malt, black chocolate, robust, toast with notes of dark fruits, port, vanilla and spices... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste... wonderful stout...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jspronck (139) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Black color with tall dark head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee. In mouth, mostly chocolate and vanilla notes with a long and awesome sweet and bitter finish as if you were eating some very fine dark chocolate. Luxurious mouthfeel. Rich and strong. Loved it.


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