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


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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (411) - - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (615) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle I got somewhere from someone, maybe a store. Pours black, looks thick, tan head. Aroma is mix of chocolate, vanilla, roastiness. Taste is very bitter. Mix of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Something weird in the taste I am not a huge fan of, just ok I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daniel719 (115) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Beechner224. Pours a dark black with a huge tan head. First smell is straight chocolate. Maybe hints of vanilla? Taste is thick. It coats my mouth. I can still taste it which isn’t a bad thing. As it warms up it just get more thick and chocolate. But overall very good. I’d drink it more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (635) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours jet black. Thick. Dark tan small head. Aroma of soy sauce, dark chocolate, booze. Taste is the same with some oak. Sticky. Wow. Great imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillHick420 (414) - North Dakota, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Pours pitch black with a very brown head. Pours sludgy thick and mouth feel likewise. Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and dark coffee. Aroma profile likewise. Very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
PelleCarlsson (5) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Kaxigt öl som kanske inte riktigt håller vad de lovar. Men helt Ok stout. Tiden har nog gått dem förbi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle to snifter (split with DrSilverworm). Looks good; a mostly opaque very dark cola with mocha head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, coffee, roast, and oak. Tastes like it smells, but more bitter from the roast. Not much vanilla on the tongue though. Solid on the palate. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
(Tasting session #4 with Franky) 33 cl. Batch 218. Best before 13-09-18. Pitch black with a large and solid creamy brown head. Aromas of deep dark crushed malts, strong coffee beans, cocoa nibs with hints of vanilla and smoke. Flavors of deep roasted malts, charcoal, bitter chocolate, burnt coffee, leather, wood and oak chips. Mouthfeel is quite vicious, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Strong lasting coffee bitterness finish with some cocoa and some smoke notes. Well crafted hardcore impy stout. Robust but very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSkull (1226) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
(Bottle). Full-bodied aroma of liquorice, coffee, hops and some smoke. Great taste that switches between several flavors such as fruit, coffee, licorice, roasted malt and smoke. Much licorice in the finish. Impressive beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maledictum (608) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours black with a thick, ruby-brown cream head. Dark chocolate nose, some dark fruits, sturdy roast. Medium to big sweet flavor with moderate dry roast malts, massive baking cocoa, dirt, brownies. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Rich dark chocolate finish with chalky roast, baking cocoa, burnt earthy bitterness, burnt grass, burnt brownies and dark bread. Also some ash, charred wood. Pretty great stuff, very well balanced. Lingering dark sugars, chocolate, moderate dark and ripe fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a short, burnt amberish with espresso foam colored head. Light, smoldering campfire smoky nose. Smooth, full, slick texture. Just wonderful flavors of smoky olive flavor. Black scraped off the griddle. Some chocolate sweetness to balance the smokiness.

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