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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1621) - 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 (2285) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
moonbug (67) - Bryan, - JUL 23, 2013
Smells dark and sweet like espresso and sin. Pours black like a shadow in the night. Taste fills a void with sweet hops and roasted bitterness...almost like chewing on a chocolate covered coffee bean...but much more exhilarating! I'm a bit smitten by the darkness! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobFrapples (49) - Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Very nice. It's like a train hauling coffee colliding with a comet made of malt right in your mouth while you're trying to snort a hop flower. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayOfBeer (665) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tap: black with a reddish-brown tint pour and a thin light tan head. Aroma is fruity with stone fruit and roasted chocolate. Flavor is very barleywine-like with a plum fruit start leading to some chocolate and a light roasted grain, ending a bit on the thin side. Decent flavor, just not the big flavorful imp stout I was hoping for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Very interesting imperial stout. Very thing but doesnít lack in flavor. Its almost like a chocolate barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Very dark brown with a big cappuccino head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Roasty, slightly bitter flavor. Medium-full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
I was recently told thereís a special place in hell reserved for people like you!
Well thatís a relief, the rest of hell sounds fucking horrible.


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