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RATINGS: 432   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Black with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is very sweet with some heavy chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (174) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Wow! Creamy, espresso goodness in this Russian imperial stout. Fit for a Czar, this stout is a thick, coffee-cocoa goodness bomb of wonderment. Huge thick brown head, lots of rings in the lacing, and a bolt of flavor that is as flavorful as I've had in a long time. Get this beer now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (780) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Ok stout. Pours a nice black with a light brown head. Smells very floral, strange for a stout. Taste is very light with some smokiness and hops. A stout should be creamier and sweeter IMO. Tastes more like a black IPA or black Lager then a stout. Paired with a Carbonara, makes the beer slightly malty'r. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
Bomber. Pours pitch blck with a nice brown head. Aroma is chocolate coffee roasted malts molasdis a bit acidy and sweet. Flavor like aroma a bit thin body doesnít give the fullness I was expecting. Good bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 29, 2013
22oz bottle. Dark reddish brown with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, cocoa and alcohol. Flavor is rich chocolate, warming alcohol, sweet caramel malt and lightly bitter roast. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Solid beer but nothing out of the ordinary.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
a fairly blah imperial stout, sure some notes of coffee and dark roasted grains, but pretty one dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1574) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to jbrunner! Deep dark brown almost black pour with a small tan head. Roasted malts, plum, dark fruits with hints of chocolate. Kind of thin body with similar flavors as the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2136) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a dark brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of dark chocolate and nice roasted coffee. Taste is chocolate up front, then bitter coffee finish, burn on the way down. Very nice, but nothing to really set it apart from any other imp stout.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
paysse (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2013 does not count
On tap at Sixgill (they have very clean tap lines). Butter bomb. Over the top diacetyl. Buyer beware.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Daiguchisan (3) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Strong Stout for strong palates. This beer will give you a mind blowing flavor, specially if you are looking for a beer with coffee and chocolate taste. Enjoy it! Cheers! -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10


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