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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A rich roasty brew with a deep "espresso" character. Originally brewed for the Imperial Court in Russia, this stout is a warm festive drink made with the cold Russian Winters in mind. This complex stout is brewed with a combination of nine domestic and imported malts. Only the finest Pacific Northwest hops are used to provide the perfect balance in our award winning beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malts, burnt sugar, caramel. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, cocoa, and light bitter finish, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Pint glass and snifter. The appearance had a dark brown to black color with a one finger-ed off white foamy head in both glasses, same amount of clingy foamy lacing sticking nicely to the sides of both glasses. The smell had chocolate with espresso and molasses leading to some dark fruits, inviting to say the least. The taste was mainly sweet due to the fact that the malts are taking the lead on this. Super sweet sticky chocolatey aftertaste with a sweet dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a somewhat soft carbonation to satisfy indulgent taste buds to want to partake in more, just very smooth and velvety - wow - Iím somewhat impressed. Overall, Russian Imperial Stout - check! Worthy of having again - second check, organic well the bottle and the company says itís so - do I care so much - not really, but if youíre into that hippie organic sort of thing I say go for it, as itís actually worth coming back to for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks Mike. This is filled with chocolate, cocoa, sweetened chocolate, soft roast character. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
Big beige head dark pour soft medium carbonation aromas malt chocolate coffee rich fruit raisin the flavours rich fruits dark chocolate crisp notes medium bitter sugary sweetness dry note lovely fruit the espresso coffee well noted good on palate the finish best tastes sweetness fruit tastes dry bitter finish good imperial

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Roasty, licorice nose. Flavors of mild chocolate. Medium bodied. Slightly sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a slightly thick tan head on there. Nose has some grains and roasting elements to it, and an almost sour (but not quite) dark fruit hint to it. Taste ends up being slightly sweet up front, but has some roasting and dark fruit elements to it throughout. Really a nice and surprisingly light imperial stout. I like it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (999) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
Pours a deep black color with a dark beige foam head. Aroma is of roasted malt with a hint of espresso coffee. A true Imperial Stout in color, aroma and flavor. A clean coffe flavor that leaves a slight bitter tingle on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1323) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
I really dig this type of imperial stout. Loaded with ash and tar, cigarette butts, dark fruit,eastern European type industrial funk. Pours a thinish black with red tints. Small tan head. Aromas of tobacco, cocoa, dark fruit. Taste is semi dry and slightly bitter. Flavors I described above. Finishes on a lingering note of fuck you, this beer is not the typical American imperial stout but more of a strong Baltic porter. Like this a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Good. Nice stout backbone. Roasty. Some coffee. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Non-sweet. Nothing overly exceptional, but nothing detrimental either. Just solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Black, no head. Smells like one of them mocha coffee drinks. Nice rich palate. Plenty and coffee and dark chocolate, with hints of oak and blueberry. Nothing too fancy, but tasty.


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