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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 won’t believe.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3089) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice mix of chocolate malts, burnt brown sugar and coffee. Flavor is nice as well. Heavy roasted malt followed some caramel. No alcohol burn at all. This brewer has put out a few below par offerings but this is really solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4497) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A rich black pour. A smallish tan head stays. A roasty coffee nose. The flavor is big coffee with dark fruot and fudge. Hops are fairly big and seem to be European with some sulfur. This was nice. This would be wonderful aged in whiskey barrels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1022) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
22oz bottle courtesy of jaminjohnson. thanks, ben! pours a dark, cola-brown capped by a thick, fizzy, khaki head that leaves light rings of lace. aroma is damn nice with notes of dark chocolate, cake batter, roasted coffee, and toffee backed by herbal hops, smoke, and light anise. flavor is delicious with big, roasted malts, wheat toast, dark chocolate, and espresso backed by caramel candies, licorice, and piney, herbal hops. palate is medium bodied with heavy carbonation and an intense, lingering roasted finish. overall, a damn nice imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1663) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2012
22 oz bomber pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and toffee. Taste is the malt, spice, cocoa and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4553) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle via phaleslu. Pours dark brown in color with a medium plus sized dense khaki head. The aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, anise, herbal hops with a hint of char. The flavor has roasted malts, dark chocolate, anise, char, dark caramel herbal and earthy hops. Perhaps a hint of espresso.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3168) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
This was courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours a dark brown with a robust foamy tan head. Nose of burnt malts and chocolate. Medium plus body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is rich chocolate malts and the finish is rich and bitter. Quite tasty,.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
22oz. Bottle: Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of malt, chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, and brown sugar. Poured very dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy/Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, roasting, coffee, light cocoa, burnt wood, and a hint of vanilla. Medium to full body. Sticky, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, finish is lightly sticky and dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3615) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has heavy roast, cocoa, cream, milk duds, caramel and milk. Medium body that’s a bit thin for the style with modest amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma traits, but is much less sweet. Then there is a big hoppiness of earthiness and spiciness that wasn’t detected on the nose. The finish is quite dry and ups the hoppiness a bit more. Quite pleasant impy stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1310) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle- Pours a black color with a tan head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate with some roasted malt and bit of caramel. Flavor of bittersweet chocolate, coffee with some roasted malt. There is a bitterness throughout with a dry finish. Fairly full body, quite smooth. No hint of the 10% alcohol. nice balance. Very nice Imperial Stout from a local brewer. worth a try.


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