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


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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

TychoJames' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (94) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rockana (208) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours dark brown with big tan head. Aroma if chocolate, caramel, cofee, toffee, dark fruits. Medium to full body. Creamy, oily. Nice design. Really nice stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Tan head dark pour aromas rich chocolate molasses toffee boozy note fudge brown sugar rich fruit the flavours molasses chocolate caramel fudge brown sugar toffee figs raisin succulent stuff syrup a sticky note milt to medium bitter note the finish fine flavours full tasting imperial best notes sweetness malts fruit lasting bitter beautiful imperial to sip on

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (733) - - JUL 27, 2014
Imperial stout davvero degna, intensa e dal colore nero impenetrabile, infinitamente cioccolatosa e caffettosa, con strascichi di liquerizia che pizzicano il palato. Indimenticabile!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
66cl Bottle. Funny to see I’ve added this beer, but am nr 206 to rate it. Still puzzled why (9.5%) has been added to the name, there’s no other stout by BD with the same name. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of liquorice, some laurel, berries, tar, mocha, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, mocha, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, bittersweet finish, light ashy. Medium to full-bodied. Nice RIS, albeit not very complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crlnts (213) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Petroleum. Dark beige head. Lot of lacing. Opque dark red. Milky. All malt, roasted above all. Sweet, some alcohol. Grassy hops. Good as a final touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (651) - LATVIA - JUL 20, 2014
Decent IMP. Moderate roasted malts, choco and licorice, instant coffee, feels bit smoked. Light sweet with decent bitterness. Robust, but in same time enjoyable. Cant call this interesting, but standard decent IMP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (312) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2014
Pitch black color with medium lasting beige head. Aroma has esters, roasted malts, coffee and chocolat. Taste is intense, again, roasted malts are present, together with chocolate and coffee hints. Aftertadte is slightly bitter. Classic Imperial Stout, solid and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2014
Keg (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Smells of dirt. Sticky starchy aroma. Some booze too. Taste is just burnt. No details, no character, just dirty and burnt. Liquorice finish. Does cover 9.5% while in the mouth, but that’s probably the best thing I can say about it. Normally these guys’ stouts are decent, this was sub-par for them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Black with a medium, beige head. Roasted and vinous aroma with cold coffee and dark chocolate. Salty liquorice and chocolate in the flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (844) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Opaque dark beer with a large brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, licorice, coffee, chocolate and some alcohol. Flavor is malty with notes caramel, coffee, chocolate, licorice and woody tannins. Very enjoyable.

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