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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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (214) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours black with a light tan head. Nose shows roasted malt, caramel, bready malt, liquorice and cocoa. Flavours include bitter one-dimensional roast, booze, a prominent milk chocolate note and bready malt. Nice creamy carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (629) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Chocolate, coffee and molasses make this a unique aroma for a stout. It pour black as night with a head that reminds me of thin brown sugar cream of wheat. Mild chocolate flavors with only slight coffee bitterness this beer is much more mild than I expected. That is more of a strength than a weakness for this beer. I really liked it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3333) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from April 2014. This was a big bold beer with plenty of dark chocolate, caramel and toffee in the aroma and a long bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1547) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
This is the type of Imperial Russian Stout that I havenít had in a long time. I am very pleased.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Black pour under a generous light khaki foamy head. The aroma was a touch biscuity and boozy but there was a nice deep chocolaty roast note about it, with some mild caramel and coffee undertones. Rich deep bakers cocoa sweetness with some roast malt bitterness and a kiss of coffee. Nice earthy semi bitter chocolaty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (905) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours an onyx color with a quickly dissipating caramelized colored head. Sweet roasted malt and coconut in the aroma. Smooth on the front of the tongue, but the bitterness interacts with the carbonation to create a harsher texture on the rear of the palate. The dark roast flavor gets a little smoky. Coconut emerges. The bitterness on the rear of the palate is just a little too prominent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (576) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
From a bottle. Big roasted aroma, malt flavour runs deep through this beast, rich coffee and bitter chocolate give it the classic imperial stout flavour. Itís a very good version.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
Bomber into a tulip Dark brown pour, settles black. Short lived dark mocha head. Nose is roast, fresh roast coffee, brown sugar and slight earth notes. Brown sugar, roast, and coffee notes. Slightly sweet but finishes earth dry with lingering brown sugar. For the price a solid imperial stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malts, burnt sugar, caramel. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, cocoa, and light bitter finish, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1945) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Pint glass and snifter. The appearance had a dark brown to black color with a one finger-ed off white foamy head in both glasses, same amount of clingy foamy lacing sticking nicely to the sides of both glasses. The smell had chocolate with espresso and molasses leading to some dark fruits, inviting to say the least. The taste was mainly sweet due to the fact that the malts are taking the lead on this. Super sweet sticky chocolatey aftertaste with a sweet dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a somewhat soft carbonation to satisfy indulgent taste buds to want to partake in more, just very smooth and velvety - wow - Iím somewhat impressed. Overall, Russian Imperial Stout - check! Worthy of having again - second check, organic well the bottle and the company says itís so - do I care so much - not really, but if youíre into that hippie organic sort of thing I say go for it, as itís actually worth coming back to for me.


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