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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed in the Russian Imperial Stout style, this offering boasts plenty of malt character and an aggressive amount of hops. A rich, flavorful ale with a finish you wonít believe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (1043) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
I think this is the one Chris form beer temple was dissing in his episode. I think it is really nice, not too spicy, richly integrated stout flavors. Donít hate on this cause its not abraxas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle and served in snifter: Pours a deep brown with an initial nice frothy tan head and spotty lace. Solid roast, char, cocoa, coffee, moderate pine, slight fig and tobacco along with a touch of Diacetyl (but not troublesome at least for me). Shorter finish than expected and not overly complicated. Ashy prickly mouth feel. Still it is more than drinkable... A Kia in an Aston Martin world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
racecarr98 (42) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
This stout is well rounded and full bodied. It has a good flavor that will definitely convert you to the dark side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Dark pour with an immense head leaving lots of tiny bubbles of lacing. Fades somewhat quicker than I anticipated. Classic impy aroma of roast, dark chocolate, and coffee. Lots of dark chocolate and burnt roast in the flavor. Unfortunately, it also disappears rather fast, especially for an impy. Only a little bitterness lingers on the tongue after about a minute. A Russian Imperial for beginners. With so many great impy stouts out there, this decent brew just canít hold up to the upper tier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a deep black with a creamy lacing tan head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, oak and chocolate. Flavor of oak, vanilla, dark fruits, nuts and bourbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bomber from Wine and Cheese in St. Louis. Pours nearly black with a thick caramel head. Aroma is fairly bland actually. Mostly just alcohol. Full mouth feel with the taste of malt and dark chocolate. Has a surprising sweetness on the back end I didnít expect. Previously had it on tap at the Lupulin Festival. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (599) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2014
I have had this beer several times before, but this is the first time I have had it on tap. Great roasty/sweet scent, jet black with very small amount of foam, bourbon sweetness and slight hop bitterness in the flavor, good oily palate. Give this beer a try. In the hard to get noticed world of Imperial Stouts, this one has carved out an interesting niche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BobGuts (22) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Hopefully this was a bad bottle from the brewery. Doing a beer tasting at a friends and all 4 glasses just bubbled - foamed out of control. To make matters worse it tasted so bad that all 4 of us dumped it down the drain. All 7 or 8 other beers we had were just fine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
I donít know what to think when I see the other reviews because the aroma and taste I get from this beer is buttered popcorn. I understand that this could be from Diacetyl. But I absolutely loved this beer with this flavor. Mouthfeel is spot on as well.

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