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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneakychi (64) - - JAN 1, 2014
Black liquid with really dark head. Rich chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol, sweet caramel. Medium to full bodied with quite high sweetness and balancing bitterness at the end.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (500) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 5, 2015
the aroma of caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee and vanilla with some hints of spices... the taste of roasted malt, black chocolate, robust, toast with notes of dark fruits, port, vanilla and spices... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste... wonderful stout...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jspronck (132) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Black color with tall dark head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee. In mouth, mostly chocolate and vanilla notes with a long and awesome sweet and bitter finish as if you were eating some very fine dark chocolate. Luxurious mouthfeel. Rich and strong. Loved it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (826) - - MAY 5, 2015
33cl flesje bij Servaas, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 10% Uitgeschonken in Jopen glas Uiterlijk: zwart met klein cremelaagje Aroma en smaak: pure chocolade, koffie, bitter, zoet in de nasmaak Conclusie: lekkere stout, volle smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (660) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2015
Aroma: ground coffee and cocoa and malt App: pitch tan head Flavour: big coffee and spiritous hit with balanced hop and cocoa Palate: long cocoa and coffee finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (887) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
330 ml bottle
Black beer with little brown head. Aroma and flavor have coffee, liqueur, smoked wood and licorice. Palate is quite full and stinging bitter. Finish has strong bitterness. Aftertaste has rough coffee beans, salty licorice, smoke, syrupy sweetness and tar with coffeey acidicy. I was expecting a bit more, also the palate felt too thin for the flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (73) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Nalewa sie z bardzo trwala jak na risa, ciemnobezowa piana. Mega czekoladowe w aromacie. Geste, wyklejajace. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi alkohol, niestety.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogbomb (1006) - ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Jet brown! Head is a red brown like autumn, but fades rather quickly. Nose is rich - chocolate, cream, more chocolate, the faintest hint of whisky, vanilla, coffee. Taste is thick with an instant whoosh of chocolate liquier, chocolate powder and creamy whisky. Theres a little bit of chocolate heat in the nostrils, letting you know this isnít a beer to be messed with. Sip. Enjoy. Savour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grima (2173) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Bottle from Mi Orge Mi Houblon, Arlon, Belgium!
Pours deep black with a nice espresso head. Aroma is rich malty, roasty with a huge amount of chocolate and licorice. Taste is strong malty, slight hints of smoke, coffee and lots of sweet chocolate. Finish is long lasting malty-roasty, chocolatey sweet and, with some burnt notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2015
How often do you get to enjoy three of lifeís great pleasures at once? And Mrs H says I canít do more than one thing at a time... Look, Iím multi-tasking! Appearance: Itís a stout, so the colour is a given. Might be imagination or just bad light in here, but the head seemed to have a plummy tinge, like whipped grape juice. Aroma: dark chocolate, vanilla bean, milk - quite restrained for the style, even at room temp. Comes to life in the mouth, where it is thick and sludgy, sweet and bitter. Luxurious mouthfeel even for an imperial - almost milkshake-like. Sweet, treacley chocolate with some terrific espresso bitterness. Roasted malts dominate the finish. A rich treat in small quantities - two bottles of this would be too rich for my ascetic monk-like constitution. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 10/4/14)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3446) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer looks like sludge coming out of the bottle, like used motor oil. Thick head of dark brown foam. The aroma is burnt and ashy, with a dark sweetness lingering in the background. The taste has mostly coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Dry and bitter in the finish. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not bad, but too bitter for my tastes.


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