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


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RATINGS: 237   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4512) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (116) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 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 (345) - 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 (5123) - 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 (10573) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2161) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Black, low corbonation, espresso coloured fuzz. As cold dark chocolate, some sweet woodyness, herbs on nose.Thick body with sweetness, but bitter enough to keep it nice, neither oily nor sticky. Really dark roastedness, like charred wood. Gets to be a bit overpowering, covers pretty much everything else, especially in the finish. Cleanly done, but really dark roasty, RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (185) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Pitch black with nice fluffy coffee coloured head. Expected aromas of dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and charcoal, plus just a hint of dark fruits. Taste is initially very sweet, with treacle, the dark fruits, vanilla bean, a little alcohol. It then transitions to bitter dark chocolate and espresso and finally dries right out in the finish with some smokiness and ash. Fairly full bodied. Quite complex and highly enjoyable RIS, only detracted by a little too much ash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle, september 4th 2014, remote session with esp0r in memories of his first car. The beer is as dark as the very same night in appearance, totally black, crowned with a tall nice brown head. massive aroma of dark fruits, cocoa, earth, roasted barley. Fullbodied taste, chocolate, robust coffee, notes of cherry, earthy hops. Complex yet clean. Bittersweet finish with a light alcohol note. Nice lasting roasty aftertaste with malt sweetness. A really nice beer, very suitable for the occasion. See you on the other side RDFH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5387) - ITALY - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle Scura buona schiuma riflesdi grigi discreta persistenza buone tostature caffe discreto corpo buona secchezza buon amaro finale liquirizia

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rotaman14 (41) - Falkensee, Brandenburg, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
Lovely pitch black colour, brown head. Burned aroma. Creamy, bitter, taste of dark malts.

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