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


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneakychi (64) - - MAR 24, 2014
Total darkness even held towards bright light. Aroma is chocolate, some coffee, some smoke, liqurice. Medium to full body. Taste is medium sweet and bitter, balanced! Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (171) - GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Schwarz im Glas, edel. In der Nase röstig, Kaffeenoten, Vanille. Am Gaumen Kaffee, Malznoten, Süße. Cremig, rund.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours totally black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, bread and a bit of caramel. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a big roasty and sweet finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 9, 2014
Tipsiks stouta aromats, garsa nedaudz rūgs un salds blanss ka jau krievam. lot labs, price perforamnce

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"hoppy and bitter chocolate bite, especially in the flavor. maybe a hint of smoke and roast too. lightish for the style, but medium-full bodied overall. a nice, fairly unique example of the style if not great. if it weren’r for the slight vegetal note in the aroma, this would be a really nice impy. still one i may revisit."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (223) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from brewdog, sheffield courtesy of s_hartshorne. Black with tan head. Smoky roasted malts. Taste is rich dark fruit sweetness and smoky ashy bitterness. Carbonation is a bit heavy for me, body it lovely and thick with a good oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. 20cl sample. The aroma has chocolate, sweetness, caramel, coffee. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is sweet, has sweetness, some roast, chocolate and the beer has a lingering smooth bitterness. Medium-full bodied stout. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (136) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Belle couleur noire avec mousse trčs fine; arômes et goűt de chocolat et café; légčrement sucrée avec un poil d’amertume; l’alcool se fait trčs peut sentir malgré les 9,5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (427) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2014
A BrewDog hagyományőrző IPA-ja után a másik, nem kevésbé klasszikus stílusban fogant alkotásukat is volt szerencsém kipróbálni, mely egy eredeti russian imperial stout a műfajra jellemző minden sajátossággal, kezdve éjfekete színétől bézs habján át a rumos csokoládés, faháncsos, pörkölt kávébabos, alkohollal szőtt aromájáig. Ezek után gyanítható, hogy ízében hasonlóan fajsúlyos zamatok köszönnek majd vissza, ilyen bevezető után ugyanis meglehetősen ritkán csalódik az ember. Olajos, sűrű textúrájú, komplex teste méltóságteljesen töri magának az utat, melynek kezdetén édeskés, porcukorral hintett kakaós, vaníliás ízjegyek telepednek meg lustán a nyelvünkön, majd sietve oszlanak szét, hogy megtarthassák a fahordó és kilós földesség súlyát, a maláta pörkölt vehemenciáját, kimondottan füstös szerkezetét, melyet az előző alapokon túl alkoholos habarcs fog össze. Nagyszerű felépítmény ez, melyben minden fontos összetevő helyet kap, bizonyára a műfaj egyik mintapéldányát szolgáltatva.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Lekkerbier, batch 251 BB 17-10-18, large sample, served in a snifter. Dark brown color, medium brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, mocha, coffee, brown sugar, dark bread, slight smoke, hint of estery yeast, slight alcohol, licorice. Basicly all the stuff you expect in a RIS, but it did come to me in the exact order I put it on digital paper. After taking a sip, the biscuit and smoke comes through a bit, but immediately there is the licorice and dark roast taking over again. Slight estery yeast and alcohol. Quite sugary sweetness, bit dry and bitter as well, but not hoppy bitterness, but all malty. Actually, its a bit too hot on the alcohol and the slight spicy yeast, makes it remind me of a de Molen Rasputin. Soft carbonation, medium body. Slight alcoholic in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10839) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is hop, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.

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