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


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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (870) - - DEC 21, 2013
A very strong malt and chocolate aroma but it smells like a strong beer. Taste is an initial chocolate and malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2987) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2016
Draught@Brewdog Bxl Feb 2016. (Advice to this new bar: It does not help a 10% ImpStout being served at This.Is.Lager temperature - educate, do not pander to your expat broker audience.) - Compressed bourbon over cocoa beans, notes of damp cedarwood that persist in flavour over bourbon vanilla: served this cold, cheap plywood predominates; slowly warmer and more natural wood notes emerge through the postmodern Wiener Kaffee. Fine mousse mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klu9 (218) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Wygląd mocno ciemny, nieprzejrzysty. Piana piękna, ciemna, długo utrzymująca się, ładnie oblepia szkło. W zapachu lekka palonka, ognisko, alkohol. W smaku gorzka czekolada, duuzo kakao. wytrawne, goryczkowe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (220) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Flaska från SB. Kolsvart med lågt mörkbrunt skum. Nötig och lätt rökig doft med välrostade, lätt syrliga kaffetoner, mörk choklad, inlagda körsbär. Medelstor kropp. Smaken domineras av chark med sötsur rökighet och enbär, bitter mörk choklad och lätt vinösa toner. Drar nästan iväg lite väl åt det syrligare hållet för min smak (för att vara en kakao-stout).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1182) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a black colour with a thin brown head. Strong aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, some soy sauce, slight caramel and subtle vanilla. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, loads of chocolate, liquorice, some soy sauce, slight alcohol, a little nuttiness and subtle vanilla. Full bodied and a smooth texture. A long, alcoholic, chocolatey bitterness in the finish. A strong, boozy, imperial stout. Extremely chocolatey and roasty. Had this on keg 2 years back and really enjoyed it, probably one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lloydy (72) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
330ml bottle. A great example of a Russian Imperial Stout. This beer has an amazing mouthfeel - if you sip a tiny amount and let it sit across your tongue it is like velvety chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fab_Browning (6) - - JAN 30, 2016 does not count
Very good Russian Impérial Stout. Wonderful aroma of coffee, grapefruit and complex malt. Very good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aragh (157) - POLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bardzo ciemne hebanowe, niemal czarne, piana gęsta i odpowiednio obfita, bardzo ciemna, brązowa. W zapachu słodkawe i bardzo mocne kakao, jak czekolada 90+% i nuty whisky. W smaku wytrawne, bardzo gorzka czekolada, nuty kwaśnej kawy i wanilii, alkohol wyraźny w bardzo krótkiej goryczce, pozostawiającej posmak whisky i gorzkiego kakao. Ciało pełne, geste, oleiste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 26, 2016
Yey.. Brewdog again made some lovely bold RIS. all rounded roasted malts, rich cocoa character, dark choco, vanilla, some wood impact. Mostly sweet with well balanced dark choco like bitterness. Nice smooth syrupy.. Love it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1395) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 24, 2016
small frothy light brown head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. black thick flat body. aroma: strong coffee, dark chocolate, moderate roasted malt and alcohol. initial flavor: moderate sweet. final flavor: moderate bitter and sweet; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. cacau (chocolate meio amargo) no paladar. equilibrada. medio aquecimento alcoolico. sabor tambem lembra cafe espresso. 180s usd10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dahlstrom (128) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2016
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and alcohol. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium bodied. Medium bitterness. And low carbonation.

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