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


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RATINGS: 608   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (264) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a thick dark brown with a dark brown foam. At first it’s like a good RIS. Then it warms. Wow! Eventually it’s like coffee mixed with baking cocoa and a little caramel . Pretty intense. Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatthijsE (66) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Refined aroma, quite surprising for a stout. Dark brown top, lasting for a short lived moment. 10 percent but you won’t feel the alcohol. Well balanced taste with subtle shades. A good mix of flavor starting with soy sauce towards coffee and cocoa. This beer definitely got its own character. Well worth trying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (576) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2014
Pitch black color with a brown head. Nose:cocoa, butter, chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts, spices, smokey, ash, bit peat.taste:chocolate, cocoa, coffee, bit overwhelming, alcohol punch. MF :bitter bitter bitter! Soft, medium carbonation. Super long lasting finish. Adhesive body. Overall bit overdone (as promised). Tasty, but overpowered, extreme, too much of the good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (622) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle [batch 046 bb 14/02/19]. Jet black with a creamy medium dark brown head. Quite bitter with roast malt and a little chocolate and coffee coming through. Chocolate has a bit of cocoa powder quality to it. Mild dryness and a tinge of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (444) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
A supreme after dinner beer, so luxurious, but also extremely drinkable. One of brewdogs best.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13458) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (33) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (109) - 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.

   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.

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