Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 (300) - Örebro, - MAR 7, 2014
Flaska frĺn systembolaget. Genomsvart vätska med tjockt beigefärgat skum. Doft avchoklad och aningen kaffe. Kraftfull smak av bitter choklad, kaffe och karamell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (403) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle with expiry date 17-10-18. Black colour, brown head that does not stay long. Aroma is quite intensive, of chocolate, liquorice, nuts, roasted, slight herbal hops in finish. Alcohol is warming and not unpleasant. Sweet, but enough bitterness to balance it. Thick texture, soft carbonation. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (718) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
pitch black, very strong, big brown foam; great aroma of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits, some roastiness; medium bitterness, medium+ sweetness; full body, thick and quite sticky feel, average carbonation, long chocolateish dry finish; Overall: very well made, without flaws, great looking, great aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
iAttilio (1) - - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
BrewDog Old World Russian Imperial Stout is loaded with flavors of chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malts. The carbonation is on the high side giving this one a bit of tingle. It is lacking the boozy punch you would expect from a Russian Imperial Stout. Compared to some other world class Russian Imperial Stouts this falls a bit short, but overall this was a really tasty stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21405) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is plum, liquorice, some slight ashes along with some nice alcohol to it as well. Flavour is very similar, but also feels a bit vintage, even though the bottle was rather fresh. A tasty brew, which doesn’t overdo things.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PawelD (273) - 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 (6079) - 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 (203) - 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 (126) - 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 (784) - 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 (406) - 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.

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