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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (314) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1510) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
Fox Hotel bottle(30-Aug-2015)Mollases plum aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Molasses,dark choc coffee flavour.Coffee choc finish&plum choc aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rangi (648) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2015
Big rich molasses dominates this imperial stout. Poors a nice pitch black with minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is thick, sweetness initially balanced but after taste is sickly. Flavour is coffee, chocolate and dominated by molasses. Some alcohol comes through strongly. Over all full flavoured but not the best imperial stout Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to Hayduke, RBSG grand tasting in Portland
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts, nutty and chocolate. Taste of dark malts, chocolate and coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8462) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - Roast and sweet chocolate notes. Jet black with a decent beige head. Sweet dark roasty malts and a long sweet chocolate finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigericsports (35) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bomber poured into a pint glass, pours black with a light mocha head, with some lacing that dissipates quickly. Tastes of caramel, molasses, licorice, plum, raisins and chocolate balancing the bitterness of hops. Silky smooth refined taste, alcohol well hidden. Overall a very good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1974) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bomber. Says MMXIV on the neck. Reminds me a bit if of a lighter dark lord. Overly sweet like there is excess sugar, dark fruit, molasses, nice. Palate is medium for a 9.5% imperial. Pretty darn good, and a nice suprise for $7.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - MAR 7, 2015
22oz bomber pour to tulip glass. Very black color. Frothy beige head one finger thick dissipated quickly with no lacing. Smells of chocolate, vanilla and dark dried fruits raisin/prune. Nice boozy warmth is detected almost immediately. A lot of flavors here dark chocolates, mocha, smoky oak and vanilla. Subtle bitterness from hops balances and ties the flavors together. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and very drinkable for a high ABV. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Black pour with frothy beige head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee, faint caramel and hint of vanilla. Taste of heavy malts, roasted coffee, sweetened chocolate, green vanilla beans, and a hint of lactose. Full bodied, beautiful creamy mouthfeel, perfectly balanced. Low hop bitterness which was nice for a change on an imperial stout. Delicious beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Chocolate roasty aroma. Sweet, thick roasty chocolate flavor, well balanced. Black color tan head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Duchammer (124) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled: poured black with a tan head. Aroma had malty roast with a stale biscuit taste. I am giving up this bottle was poor. Had some funkiness to it in a bad way. Probably bad bottle!

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