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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Deep ruby/brown that clearly lets light through, produces a large, light yellowish tan head. Lots of caramel in the aroma with lesser contributions of chocolate and some burned sugar. Smooth, medium body, gently carbonated, a little thin on the palate for the style, some light astringency. Flavor echoes the aroma with substantial caramel sweetness up front. Some peppery bite comes through at the finish, but is not at all assertive. This beer was pleasant enough, but didnít have the oomph behind it that I expect from an impy stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoostIPA (1092) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
I really dig this type of imperial stout. Loaded with ash and tar, cigarette butts, dark fruit,eastern European type industrial funk. Pours a thinish black with red tints. Small tan head. Aromas of tobacco, cocoa, dark fruit. Taste is semi dry and slightly bitter. Flavors I described above. Finishes on a lingering note of fuck you, this beer is not the typical American imperial stout but more of a strong Baltic porter. Like this a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Good. Nice stout backbone. Roasty. Some coffee. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Non-sweet. Nothing overly exceptional, but nothing detrimental either. Just solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Black, no head. Smells like one of them mocha coffee drinks. Nice rich palate. Plenty and coffee and dark chocolate, with hints of oak and blueberry. Nothing too fancy, but tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Dark brown slightly affected by light. Sweet nutty bitter syrup taste. Stain of that bitter is left behind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Blackish with a tan head. Lightish but rich chocolate cherry and raisin aroma. And taste is the same, but more powerful and well rounded. $6/22Oz

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3901) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Rated on 6-21-2010 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized very fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, opaque dark brown body, and no lacing. The aroma is malty, chocolate, coffee, lightly smokey, sweet, and some alcohol. The taste is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and has a semi-dry finish. The palate is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, chocolate upfront in the aroma and flavor, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutgap (17) - 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 (643) - 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 (3671) - 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 (5346) - 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.


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