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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

Zaprozdower's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours syrupy and black with a thin, tan head. A very deep roasted character with some chocolate notes and a strong nose and taste of coffee. Pacific hops give this imperial stout a somewhat different character than more traditionally English hopped examples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2458) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2016
650ml bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Shared with E. Almost black pour. Big molasses, roast in the nose. Some cocoa for more sweet smells. A bit thickly muddled in the taste. Sweet. Molasses. Cocoa. Some coffee presence. But muddled. Too much alcohol presence than would add value. Finishes more sweet than anything else. Shrug? Ok. Maybe the worst of what was brought home from the Asheville trip. 13.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11291) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts, alcohol and bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours pitch black with medium tan head. Nice aroma of toasted malt and burnt sugar. I was expecting big flavours but overall taste was balanced, maybe even subtle. Flavours of roasted malt, chocolate, and espresso were present but not as bold as expected based in aroma. A good, second tier RIS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1298) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (613) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (894) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enteogenisk (144) - Bålsta, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (4134) - 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:-)

   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....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15170) - 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.

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