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RATINGS: 445   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutgap (35) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Poured an average creamy light brown head that subsided rather quickly.Dark cola in color. Notes of molasses,coffee , roast, and dark fruit in the nose with average alcohol for style. Medium body that is uncaricaturisticfor this style.The finish does last for a while to remind you that this is an imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UncleKorm (921) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ medium dark brown fully diminishing head. Moderate malty boozy aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish and moderate duration. Tastes are heavy malts, dark roast, molasses, rye bread, dark breads, and dates. Full bodied, average carbonation, well-balanced mouthfeel, and a dry warm finish without feeling boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3878) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Tap at Zios. Pours a dark black color with a ring of head. Aroma is chocolate, wood, raisins and alcohol. Flavor is woody, dark roast, sharp notes, a bit of sweetness with a raisiny finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - 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 (260) - 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 (1123) - 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 (4113) - 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 (1824) - 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 (1702) - Florida, 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.


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