Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 (322) - - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PawelD (254) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Butelka. W aromacie espresso, praliny, wędzone śliwki. Kolor czarna smoła, beżowa bujna piana, wysycenie niskie. W smaku słodko, owocowo; wiśnie i śliwki, czekolada, kawa, nuty wanilii, lukrecji. Goryczka na finiszu przyzwoita, alkohol dobrze przykryty, ogółem bardzo dobry lecz nie wybitny RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6025) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottled 660ml. -from Pivopija Beograd (Zemun). Pitch black coloured, medium sized brown head, coffee and licorice in the nose. Roasted malt, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, notes of licorice and alcohol with roasty bitter finish. Really good RIS, costs a lot but smart acquisition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WilleLW (200) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Pitch black colour with a dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt with some vinous notes with a slight sourness. Taste of chocolate with vinous notes and a coffee/cacao bitterness. Dark dried fruits. Slightly burning from the alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zoret (120) - Badalona, SPAIN - JAN 7, 2015
Aromes dolços complexos amb panses, pasta, cafč, xocolata i un punt d’alcohol. De color marró molt fosc, gairebé negre i opaca, escuma beix o marró clar, densa, abundant, amb bona retenció i encaix. En boca és un espectacle: cafč, brioixeria, pa de pessic, fruits secs, vermells, cacau i un punt d’alcohol. Encara que entra dolça de seguida apareix un amarg cafeter o de cacau que dura i enllaça amb un regust de celler molt ben integrat. Cos mitjŕ-alt, sedós i amb la carbonatació mtija-baixa molt ben ajustada. Una gran cervesa, molt llaminera i bevible alhora que complexa. Per gaudir!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle 0.66l from Beerville Beer shop Belgrade Serbia.Taste with ippopotamo36 and Vlada.Thank you Vlada for sharing this bottle.Ciao Vlada :).Pour it dark thick color with small white head.On the nose chocolate.Taste and aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet caramel on the end.Good balanced.Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (370) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2015
From 0,66l bottle, BBD: 17-10-18. Pours totally dark black liquid, beautiful small creamy nut brown head, Aroma: dark chocolate, espresso, alcohol, malts, after exhaling through nose: cigar, old lather, coffee, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, roasty notes, dark chocolate, red fruits, Palate: full body, oily and creamy texture, soft to average carbonation, long roasty dark chocolate finish. Overall: perfect RIS, exemplary appearance, rich aroma and taste. But still there is something missing to attack the top score. More complexity, more remarkable aroma and taste, and some exciting feeling at the end are those criteria, that I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
24/XI/14 - 50cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: 17/X/18 (2014-1408) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit sugary, caramel, mocha, chocolate, bit dusty. MF: soft carbon, full body, smooth creamy texture. Taste: bit sugary, lots of caramel, some alcohol, sweet, slight sour touch, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: coffee, caramel, pretty sweet, alcohol, soft roastedness, slightly bitter, some dried fruits. Very nice dessert beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (416) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 6, 2015
0,75 gladly shared with markoijelena and me by Vlada at his beer shop Beerville in Belgrade-Serbia. Thank you Vlada, ciao! Black pour, little brownish head. Nose and mouth coffee predominantly ruling, some chaotic herbal and chocolate notes here and there but far from being balanced. Another regular imperial stout, forgettable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bosta (128) - SLOVENIA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black colour with thick, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate malts and candid fruity, resins and Port wine. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, notes of chocolate, coffee, plums, candid fruit. Oily texture, sticky palate. Long aftertaste. Very good RIS, one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4341) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle @ home, NYE2014. Pitch black colour with a small light to dark brown head. Smells chocolate, earthy, tar, roasty, slightly smoked/salty. Tastes roasty, slightly smoked, slightly liquorice, some chocolate, earthy. Full body, deep, soft carbo, thick.

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