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


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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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

TychoJames' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (413) - Örebro, - MAR 7, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Genomsvart vätska med tjockt beigefärgat skum. Doft avchoklad och aningen kaffe. Kraftfull smak av bitter choklad, kaffe och karamell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StDevil (41) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1586) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at la fine mousse, paris. Black color, brown head. Fantastic aroma is roasty, coffee, barrels, licorice. Super balanced taste, roasty and smooth, vanilla notes and some licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3985) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
pitch black color. Soy sauce, dark chocolate, molasses. Dry austere nose. Medium full body. Very integrated, more dark fruit in the mouth with decent roasted malt and dark chocolate character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slaktmasken (70) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
66cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with tan head. liquorice/chocolate aroma. I really enjoy that i still have one bottle left in my cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nck_masters (3) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
The best stout beer I ’ve ever had. I’m gonna start drinking stout beers after this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (410) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours dark brown, with single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of dark chocolate some soy and spices. Initial taste of dark chocolate, then some coffee, raisins, dark fruits and spices...touch of soy on the taste again. Nice. Oh and a bit of a kick from the abv...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Poured jet black with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruit and roast malt. Medium to full body, flavour is medium sweet, figs, prunes and roast malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (386) - - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Dark, black colour with brown head. Taste of dark chocolate, soy and roasted barley. Perfect balance between bitterness and sweetness. I was imperessed, how easy drinkable was that imp. stout. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Full bodied stout with massive amounts of drack chocolate, a little liqurice, soy and roasted barley. Perfect balance between bitterness and sweetness. Really imperessed, one of brewdogs best.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMJL (208) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Z butelki w zapachy pojawiają się wyraźne wiśnie, czekolada, sos sojowy – dosyć intensywny, suszone śliwki. W barwie piwo jest ciemnobrązowe – prawie czarne, całkowicie nieprzejrzyste. Dopiero jego cienka warstwa oglądana pod mocne światło okazuje się być w pięknym – brunatnym kolorze. Piana jest bardzo drobna, nieco górzysta, lepi się do szkła, dosyć ładnie się trzyma. Ze szkła dominującym aromatem okazuje się być suszona śliwka w deserowej czekoladzie. Następnie rodzynki, leciutki alkohol, lekka kawa, sos sojowy. W smaku piwo okazuje się być bardzo złożone. Początkowo dosyć słodkie – pojawiają się bardzo przyjemne suszone owoce: rodzynki, kandyzowana skórka pomarańczy, śliwki. Pod koniec do smaku dochodzi bardzo wyraźna kawa, kakao, czekolada; słodycz zastępuje owocowa kwaśność, pojawia się lekki alkohol. Wyczuwalna jest zarówno goryczka od chmielu, jak i od palonego słodu – kawowa, w stoutowym typie. Piwo jest dosyć nisko wysycone, na szczęście niezbyt pijalne, gładkie, bardzo przyjemnie oblepia policzki i język. W miły sposób rozgrzewa w przełyku.

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