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


on tap

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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.

Finwe's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Finwe (420) - Grankulla, - FEB 23, 2013
Draught @ Kaisla. Pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, chocolate and roasted malt. Very roasted flavour with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bitter hops. Roasted, bitter finish. A great Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nicolas_M (104) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2015
I was waiting to try this one, mainly because of the name, and if it doesn’t stick to the name, I’m far from being disappointed. A nice stout, with strong aroma linked to the taste. Maybe not the best one, but easily in my top 5 of Imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
florent.janssens (228) - - AUG 29, 2015
Noir goudron, quasi pas de mousse. Goût de café puis amertume. L’alcool se fait sentir sur la fin. Bon stout

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
imanolaldai (1) - - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
Muy muy aromatica y compleja, de quedas dsifrutando elr egustillo un rato, una autentica delicia

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Patersoi (61) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours like old engine oil, thick and inky black. The head is amazing. The thickest deep brown head ever. It sticks to your finger like chocolate mousse. Some upfront sweet maltiness that lingers through the whole time, eventually balanced by a bitter dark chocolate and charcoal flavour. Fascinating beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2015
Oily black, with a dark russet head. Aroma is very fragrant, alcoholic, but still with a hint of leather and olives, indicating the heavily hopped nature of the stout. Flavours of dark chocolate, vanilla and leather. Double expresso too, but not nasty, still controlled by the cocoa bitter-sweetness. Very evident booze, and a rather resinous feel to the palate. I was never a fan of the Brewdog presentation, but this bas-relief label is pretty damn cool!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Jedno z bardziej czekoladowych piw jakie piłem. Płynna czekolada moze nie tak jak w Gorge z Mikkellera ale i tak swietne

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Pours very black. Has a sweet oak aroma. Sweet dark chocolate taste with mild hints of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1706) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2015
0,33L bottle, batch 247 with new lable (from Drink Shop, Tallinn). Pours black with dark brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is massive cocoa, vanilla, roast. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, coffee. Finish is dark chocolate-roast bitter with touch of alcohol. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (879) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2015 Alluringly complex aroma with a hint of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla in an inky black pour. Flavour is similarly complex and makes for an excellent brew to end a session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle. Wow this is a beauty! Opaque black with a dark brown dense thick head. The aroma is high roasted with bitter dark chocolate notes. Some grinded coffee bean notes. Thick smooth palate. Very roasted flavor again with the bitter chocolate notes. Light licorice and a good hoppy bite.

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