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


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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 (182) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7021) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2014
bottle pour at beergeek shop in prague. black with a surprisingly vigorous brown head; loads of cocoa powder in the aroma, hints of vanilla and brandy butter; light licorice flavour, chocolate syrup; quite pleasant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (36) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2014
660ml bottle from Erzbierschof. Well, it seems there are Imperial Stouts out there that I like after all. This is one of them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mejs (115) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Perfect example of the style - not too extreme, not too light. Pours black, oily, with medium, brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits in the back. Medium bitterness, full body, low carbonated, with some nice alcohol notes. The aftertaste stays in your mouth long after finishing it. Good RIS, almost a benchmark for the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pablito91 (15) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Znakomity przyk?ad RISa, czekoladowo??, intensywno?? aromatu. Piwo nie charakteryzuje si? mocn? pian?, goryczka ?rednia. Alhokol wyczuwalny, ale na szlachetnym poziomie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (108) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Insanely creamy sweet chocolately stout. This imperial stout does most of the thing right, very well rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (271) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Beautiful black appearance with small beige-reddish head. Coffee and malts in the aroma. Taste is bittersweet, coffee, dry. Rich range of flavours. Smooth mouthfeel. A good Imperial Stout as it should be!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moolesen (220) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 66cl. Pitch black with a thick foamy brown head. Very nice aroma of coffee, coal, some toasted bread and roasted malt. Wauw what an intense flavour. Extreme rich. This is good stuff. Sufficient hops to match malt. Great bitterness in the finish. Very lenghty. Fantasticc beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1257) - PORTUGAL - DEC 1, 2014
Real dark colour with a beige head. Malty, roasted, coffee, dried fruits and chocolate notes in the aroma. Oily thick body and soft carbonation. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, very balanced with a long dry finish. Overall, a very good and tasty beer. Another one, please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (870) - CROATIA - NOV 30, 2014
On tap at the Brewdog Camden, London. Pours black with lasting beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice. Sweet. Not bad but expected a bit more considering the style and the Brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (611) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Looks good, smells rich mocha great and ends long and earthily bitter but the middle palate is somewhere between vague to vacant. Bit fizzy there too. Disappointing really.

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