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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rugamu (116) - SPAIN - FEB 6, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2016 Buenísima cerveza con toques diferentes, sabores a caramelo, plátano y toques ahumados y un pequeño recuerdo a café. No me parece una imperial stout, pero está muy rica. Repetiría a pesar del precio, 8,95 euros la botella de 66 cl. Edito: al final el ahumado se hace dueño de todo y termina por matar el sabor de la cerveza. No creo que repita

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11181) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2016
from Erzbierschof - black beer under a solid dark beige foam; aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, plumsand tobacco; very creamy palate; velvety mouthfeel; a bit oily, some sweetness and a solid bitterness; apparent alcohol, sharp peppery notes and more chocolate in the finish; lingering notes of licorice - very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. Deep dark red.brown head, semi lasting. Opaque dark brown color. Big aroma from both chocolate and roasted malts. A tuch of soy sauce. Sweet chocloate taste with a big body and a balanced bitterness. It lacks the roasted malts to make it a sout, i find it more of a smooth porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3048) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2016
Bomber. Rich bitter chocolate nose, coffee, nuts, quite earthy, and some fumes. Black, oily pour, with a dense dark head. Thick chocolate initial flavor, roast, caramel, spicy hopping, soy sauce, considerable alcohol presence, and a dry bitter finish. Heavy body, quite thick on the tongue. Wonderful roast notes and quite complex. A bit lighter than the truly world-class imperial stouts, but very rich and tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (568) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Kolor: bardzo ciemno brunatny, z delikatnymi refleksami.
Piana: ofita, drobnopęcherzykowa, zwarta, zdobi szkło.
Zapach: kakao, gorzka czekolada, praliny, alkohol niewyczuwalny.
Smak: średnia pełnia, lekka oleistość, aksamitne, sporo nut ciemnych słodów, kakao, gorzkiej czekolady, wyraźnie palony, goryczka wyraźna.
Wysycenie: w kierunku niskiego.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1994) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Overall: Fruit, fudge, sweet and strong.
Note: Bottle at Porterfestivalen. Reviewed 2015-11-14.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (407) - Tychy, POLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Piwo jest czarne z piękną brązową, trwałą pianą. Aromat to w pierwszej chwile suszone śliwki, następnie słodka czekolada. W smaku alkohol jest wyraźnie wyczuwalny, ale nie jest gryzący. Jest raczej dobrze ułożony w całym bogactwie tego piwa. Smak to najpierw słodka, mleczna czekolada i kakao. Później bardzo delikatne nuty palone i całość pokryta wyraźną goryczką, nie utrzymującą się długo. Piwo bardziej w kierunku słodkiego niż wytrawnego. Niezwykle rozgrzewające, przez wyraźny alkohol. Pełne i treściwe, niemal likier czekoladowy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAholic (99) - Prague 8, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2015
tap at NaPalme, Prague. Black with light brown foam. Roasted caramely aroma, caramely taste with coffee, hint of red berries. Very balanced afterflavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (461) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Black colour, average creamy light brown head, good retention and lacing. Powerful chocolate and ground coffee aromas with some earthy hops. Taste of chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and some caramel, some alcohol warmth in the end. Full body, soft carbonation, velvety mouthfeel with no astringency. Very nice RIS with full of chocolate flavour.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (244) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Very nice aroma. Strong full of chocolate and coffee with hints of dark fruits. Taste is just as complex. Full bodied beer with lots of flavour. Dense and intense. Loved it.


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