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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Poured black, light brown head with medium bubbles. Nose of sweet toasted maltyness, dark fruit with undertones of coffee and hops. Flavors of sweet roasted malts and subtle bitter hops up front. Sweet dark fruit(fig) and subtle coffee notes in the middle. The finish happens to be my favorite for this beer...everything seems to come together, coffee and sweet dark fruits linger with a subtle bitterness. This beer has gotten better as it has warmed up from the fridge, I have come to enjoy this beer on the warmer side...!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1272) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
(sampler from 65 cl bottle at CBF) Poured into festival taster glass at fridge temperature reveals a pitch black body with one finger of tan head that fades, leaving film and nice lace. Aroma has a sweet, roasted slightly boozy and oxydised quality. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a warming finish. Flavour is very sweet. Gartifying but ultimately too sweet for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (497) - MEXICO - APR 1, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, alcohol and almonds. Taste is bitter with a strong finish of chocolate and black coffee. Medium bodied and somewhat oily with some carbonation and astringency. Rich and quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (775) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 1, 2016
Bottle, 65cl. Opaque with a deep reddish hue and a frothy brown head. Fresh fruity aromas with hints of roasted caramel, ginger, nutmeg and other spices, eggnog. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Moderate sweet malty character into a bitter spicy and roasted finish. Very pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enteogenisk (48) - BŚlsta, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Highly underrated brew. The aroma is dense dark chocolate with dried plums and it is poured dark as hell with a fine half finger head. Taste comes on strong with licorice and roasted malts that goes into a chocolate gradient, still with licorice tingling. Well enough hops to freshen it up and I am sure it would be even better after 3 years in the cellar. Having my eyes out for another bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3968) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
30-JAN-2016, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet molases, roast, coffee. Taste is molasses, espresso, hard roasted malt. Quite alcoholic. Burns. Long bitter finish. Very sweet and very good:-)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle @ home ... This is good! It pours clear very dark brown with a medium long lasting beige head....coffee, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa nibs, dark fruit, dark chocolate, very nice balanced hoppy....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14245) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle, 9.5%. Black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cocoa nibs, dark fruit and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, sweet, hop, liquourice and medium bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ffbot (278) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pour is a rich dark blackish brown, huge puffy brown head that retains and leaves lacing. In-penetrable coloring to this one. Smell is subdued, but is coffee, roasty, smoke and wood. Taste is hugely roast and coffee, chocolate, bitter, espresso, vanilla, smoke. Long bitter, drying, coffee aftertaste. Heavenly

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ken1 (1606) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
Aroma: roasted malt, coffe and caramel. Dark berries and fruit. Flavour: sweet fruits, dark berries and coffee. Cognac notesand an alcoholic aftertaste. Colour: pitch black with a brown head. From: tasting at Rasmus40 Dec. 2015.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (15944) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 Bottle from Havnens, Vejle. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 121215


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