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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 604   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.


ianwelby's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (546) - - DEC 21, 2013
A very strong malt and chocolate aroma but it smells like a strong beer. Taste is an initial chocolate and malt


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (400) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A pitch black beer with a medium brown head, poorly lasting. Roasty coffee aroma, herbs, chocolate, spices. Medium to heavy sweet, medium dry bitter. Full body, medium oily texture, soft crabonation, sweet finish, alcohol and herbal note. Overall, delicious coffee aroma, smooth. Calming.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Very dark brown color, almost black, beige had. Aroma has huge cocoa, coffee. Taste is boozy chocolate, coffee, licorice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yy0pp (633) - - 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 (29) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 22, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Perverse aristocracy among beers. Could compare only with similar perversity. It is not polite to describe this art. Holy extreme. Pretentious and ingenious.

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 (1773) - 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 (6777) - 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 (367) - - 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 (260) - 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 (93) - - 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.


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