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


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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (698) - 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassemi (2) - NORWAY - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Pitch black with brown head. Heavy, dark malt, dark chocolate and coffee. A little too heavy unless served very cold. Absolutely a unique beer worth trying.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperTiti33 (348) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Très noire. Mousse brune moka. Nez: malt rôtie. Chocolat. Café. Terreuse. Réglisse. Fumé. Pain grillé. Truffe. Bouche: très riche. Forte amertume. Torréfié. Bien chocolaté. Sucré. Vanillé. Café espresso corsé. Chaleur d'alcool. Nougat. Un arrière goût qui ne semble pas vouloir partir. Excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
volksygge (21) - NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Eye: almost black with minimal brownish, quickly disappearing head Nose: some caramel, cocoa and light vanilla and minimal booze Mouth: full bodied, sweet chocolate, alcoholic finish --- Maybe a little overpriced, but still good imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffeebohnen.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HammerTroll (205) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 20, 2014
Completely dark colored, darkest brown head I’ve seen so far. Big coffee nose with hints of alcohol. Full body, thick and very very oily texture. Aroma is coffee, caramel, cocoa, chocolate, dark malts and hops. Heavy bitter taste with quite long bitter chocolate finish. Best one so far. (Magic Beer Room 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (134) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Flaska hemma hos föräldrarna. Mycket bra färg, till och med skumkronan var mörk. Aromen är en besvikelse, väldigt svag. Smaken är bra, mycket brända tone, silkeslen känsla i munnen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (606) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
330ml bottle. Nearly black body with a large brown head. Oily consistency. Roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, soy, dried fruits and dark bread. Nice balanced finish of coffee, hops and some alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Pink_152 (293) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Black with a thick chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and sweet dark treacle. Taste is dark roast and smoky, with coffee and chocolate. Creamy feel, and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (1812) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Flaska från SB. Tjock trög kolsvart vätska med mörkt beige skum. Söt doft med molass, vanilj, kaffelikör och chokladkola. Söt, kraftig, rund och med lätt bränd eftersmak med viss beska. Mycket vanilj och molass, bakom det kaffe, choklad, torkad mörk frukt. Väl söt men inte svårsippad, stora dofter och smaker men det finns så många andra som är bättre i denna stil. Börjar få allt svårare att motivera ytterligare en IS extra allt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1832) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherds Bush, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin dark beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Taste is similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee, quite bitter, sweet and rich. Good stuff but also quite hard to drink.

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