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


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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Bottle & occasional keg,special
Gently crated by hand in Scotland, this Old World Stout perfectly recreates the imperial beers of years gone by; brewed to the traditional percentage of alc. 9.5% by vol. To avoid freezing during its journey across the Baltic Sea to snowy Moscow.
All full bodied taste, this opulent whirl of hops and malt even rivals the most colourful of imperial faberge eggs.
Originally created to celebrate the Russian royal family, this beer is a fitting tribute with which to toast your own empire.- See more at: http://www.brewdog.com/product/old-world-russian-imperial-stout#sthash.sIclAyxe.dpuf

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klas (385) - - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget (50 SEK). Black. Small head. Aroma and taste of coffe and chocolate. Big bottle - 66 cl. Very good value for the price. Powerful beer, but the bottle should be shared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1959) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Overall: Fruit, fudge, sweet and strong.
Note: Bottle at Porterfestivalen. Reviewed 2015-11-14.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (336) - Tychy, POLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Piwo jest czarne z piękną brązową, trwałą pianą. Aromat to w pierwszej chwile suszone śliwki, następnie słodka czekolada. W smaku alkohol jest wyraźnie wyczuwalny, ale nie jest gryzący. Jest raczej dobrze ułożony w całym bogactwie tego piwa. Smak to najpierw słodka, mleczna czekolada i kakao. Później bardzo delikatne nuty palone i całość pokryta wyraźną goryczką, nie utrzymującą się długo. Piwo bardziej w kierunku słodkiego niż wytrawnego. Niezwykle rozgrzewające, przez wyraźny alkohol. Pełne i treściwe, niemal likier czekoladowy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAholic (99) - Prague 8, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2015
tap at NaPalme, Prague. Black with light brown foam. Roasted caramely aroma, caramely taste with coffee, hint of red berries. Very balanced afterflavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (302) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Black colour, average creamy light brown head, good retention and lacing. Powerful chocolate and ground coffee aromas with some earthy hops. Taste of chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and some caramel, some alcohol warmth in the end. Full body, soft carbonation, velvety mouthfeel with no astringency. Very nice RIS with full of chocolate flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (244) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Very nice aroma. Strong full of chocolate and coffee with hints of dark fruits. Taste is just as complex. Full bodied beer with lots of flavour. Dense and intense. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13483) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle, 9.5%. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel with notes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little bread, medium sweet, little liquorice and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8428) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, light grainy, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, wood, light alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, malt, grainy, chocolate, caramel, wood, light alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish with warming alcohol. 061015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and hops. Nice roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14827) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 061015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (2298) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Flaska 660 ml. Batch 251. BF 17/10-18. Svart öl med ett beigt skum. Dofter av torkad frukt, kaffe, choklad och rostad malt. Smakinslag av lakrits, choklad, rostad malt och karamell. Lätt sälta i avslutningen. Oljig munkänsla. Fyllig kropp, alkoholen anas på sin höjd.

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