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

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RATINGS: 602   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 (962) - 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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yy0pp (628) - - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Black color with no head. Aroma - Chocolate, cocoa. Taste - Cocoa, vanilla, alcohol.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (20) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 22, 2014
Perverse aristocracy among beers. Could compare only with similar perversity. It is not polite to describe this art.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (108) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Very dark chocolately foam above a dark black beer. Almost honey like viscosity and overwhelming tastes of equally coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Nicely balanced stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle brew dog Sheff drunk in common room over road. Stealth bomber!!! black tan head. Aroma is coffee choc roasted malts taste same good smokey malts good long bitters. Nice oily mouthfeel. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (6689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6447-20140704] 330mL bottle. Cocoa coffee bean aroma. Black body with a quick foamy brown head. Roasted grainy toffee malt flavour. Full body. Balanced, smooth, tasty. (8/4/8/4/17) 4.1

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (353) - - DEC 16, 2014
Gedronken bij een proeverij van Plan b. Lekker vol moutige koffie stout. Achterin zit vanille en choco en een droogje van eiken

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (259) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
Solid choc/coffee grounds type stout - high octane - boozy (not surprising) - not quite as smooth as others but a decent dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grubypawel (88) - - DEC 13, 2014
Pours pitch black with a rich white head. The aroma is dominated by dark chocolate with hints of toffee and alcohol. A sweet and sour taste. Perhaps nor the best RIS I had, but still pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2282) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of chocolate malt. Opaque brown/black with a good dark brown head, hanging streamers of lace. Taste is chocolate malt with a little smoke and coffee that adds alcohol in the swallow, and then light hops in a long finish. A big, but tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2064) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, & dark chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, rich dark chocolate, caramel/syrup, vanilla, & coffee; Warm finish; Nice.


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