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


on tap

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 (365) - - 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 14/20
aleksander9 (849) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
Black with tan head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and syrup. Sweet, chocolate and light floral. Overall: like the little brother of Tokyo. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with beige head. Aroma of toasted and roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, raisins. In taste sweet, coffee and chocolate flavours. Full bodied, quite bitter, softly carbonatef. In overall very nice but to the best lacks some more depth in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2015
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Raisiny perfumy roasty aroma with cocolatey spice and smoke notes. Sweetish perfumy roasty cardamom taste with chocolate and soy sauce notes. Full-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel leaves some heat. Dryish roasty chocolate and perfume aftertaste with spicy cardamom notes. Nice, drinkable, different, and full of flavour. (0.3l draft at Beer Palace, Oslo.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (9444) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle(0.66l): Literally black - what else - with a very slowly collapsing creamy and lacy tanned head; solid nose of dried fruits and leather, almost some traces of coffee detectable, caramel as well; robust bitter flavour, pleasantly balanced by a soft sweetness, full bodied, velvety MF; lingering - as expected - bitter-sweet finish, flavours of caramel, vanilla and bitter dark malt included. Great refreshing summer drink…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (607) - WARSAW, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA. (data degustacji: 26.12.2014)******************

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredfa (92) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - JUL 19, 2015
Excelente RIS. Está entre as melhores que já bebi. Năo está dentre as mais saborosas, mas está dentre as mais equilibradas. Amargor na medida. Apenas senti o teor alcoolico na hora de levantar da cadeira.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kita (1505) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle, 0.66l, shared with Leo. Poors almost black wit thin creamy brown head and poor lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and soy. Taste starts with sweet roasted malt and caramel, follows by alcohol, dried fruits, cofffee, chocolate and licorice. Mouthfeel is warming alcoholic, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, thick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Old world beer for new hope....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (513) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
Looks.. Black, with dark cola hue, sml healthy tan head that dissipates fast. Smells..roasty malts, dark chocolate, molasses,medium coffee notes. Tastes..carbonation that immediate disappears to a smooth boozy roasted coffee & chocolate, big roasty malts before a hop bitterness that marries well with the heavy roasty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1704) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Dark brown with a light chocolate head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, liquorice, soy sauce, molasses. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, roasty on the palate with a little booze and bitterness on the finish. Taste is molasses, liquorice, chocolate, soy sauce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StDevil (73) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Deep brown to black with minimal nice brown head. In aroma dark chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts and coffee. Is very strong aroma. In taste chocolate liqueur, very bitter and medium to high sweetness. Next alcohol, roasty and coffee. Full body but not creamy. Nice beer.

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