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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fourstrings (56) - Poznań, - MAR 20, 2014
Black with slowly disappearing dark beige head. Roasty, coffee and chocolate aroma with a bit of a dreid plum and alcohol. Very sweet with a lot of hotness on a back of a throat coming from alcohol.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RollE2k (34) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMJL (170) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartekGB (17) - - MAR 17, 2015
Zapach z butelki czekoladowo-słodki, syropowy. Kolor nieprzejrzyście czarny, piana drobna brązowa, niska. Bardzo oleiste. Bardzo zawiesiste, pełne. Bardzo dobre piwo

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
24.1.2014. Tuoksussa kuivaa kahvia ja suklaata, hieman paahteisuutta. Hieman kermainen ja täyteläinen, hieman paahteinen ja kahvinen, kuiva jälkimaku. Tasapainoinen hyvä stout. Alkoholi myös lämmittää.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (311) - HONG KONG - MAR 15, 2015
Opaque inky black with fluffy tan head that dissipates. Smells of roasted malt, roasted coffee bean, some vanilla and booze. Taste is coffee, burnt malt, caramel, light spice and wood. Body is on the thin side, roasted and bitter with a hint of lemon. Deep and roasted and quite fine - not at all thick. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (422) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (749) - 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

4.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21565) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PawelD (292) - 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.


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