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


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RATINGS: 550   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.

STEVIE_NIX's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUN 24, 2013
This is a big bad mofo. Black, with a massive cocoa nose. Tastes big and boozy. Bold dark chocolate with Christmas pudding fruits, probably from the coffee. Smooth rich and warming. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (657) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: black beer with no carbonation and small heavy brown head. High viscosity. Smell: coffee and caramel with roasted malt and sugar cane. Taste: High viscosity on mouth with coffee and chocolate notes. Roasted malt. Good balance with not strong alcohol taste. Aftertaste: coffee and roasted malt with caramel notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Welley_Alves (220) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2014
Excelente imperial Stout dos escoceses da Brewdog. Cor negro opaca, com creme bege em pequena formação. Aroma de chocolate, cacau fresco, cafe. Na boça, corpo aveludado, licorosa, amargor sem adstringência alguma. Cafe, chocolate amargo, álcool bem inserido, com final longo e aquecedor. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1964) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD. Opaque, black-brown with a tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, cocoa, dark fruit and earthy hops. Taste of chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, dark fruit and pine. Medium body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is chocolate, fairly good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cnesmark (21) - NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014
Very rich in taste! Chocolate, coffee and a long lasting aftertaste of burnt malt. Hangs on the sides of the glass, looks beautiful.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5483) - Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from Dutch’s. Pours dark brown to black with a small reddish tan head. The aroma and flavor have big chocolate, roasted malts, wood, vanilla, coffee, some hoppy bitterness, but this is about the dark malts, tasty, the abv is well hidden, I would drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (801) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 8, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from ivodoni1. Look: thick oil-like pitch black body with a dark orange-brown head. Aroma: starts almost artificially intense - coffee extract, chocolate liquor, charcoal, a hint of alcohol. Gets more mellow and rounded as it warms up. Taste: again, starts rather over-roasted and bitter, but gains a tad of balancing sweetness as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2214) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
black with quick fading dark brown foam head. Strong coffee aroma, little chocolate. Strong bitter coffee taste, again don’t know where the cocoa in the name comes from, its there, but small. Nevertheless, a real nice beer. (Moscow 201409)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (139) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Dark, chocolate, coffee, carbonated, head, small amount of lacing, bottle at bottle shop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bruds (22) - - SEP 6, 2014
Poors black, virtually no head. Strong smell and taste of the cocoa with a bite. The bite sits on the palate for some time. Good imperial stout but not sure it’s worth the price.

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