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RATINGS: 463   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Brown sugar/molasses...Raisins/cherries/vinous... Double chocolate cookie... Slick, sugary mouthfeel... Huge roasted malt presence... Substantial bitterness merely compliments, does not overtake malts... More barleywine or old ale than stout... Sweet, fruity, with dark roasted malts coming through more when warm...


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3790) - 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 (13842) - 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 (175) - 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 (1522) - 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 (15217) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
22oz bottle 12/4/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-50į in Snifter-Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and sweetness. Taste of the same with some dark fruit coming thru on the back end. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Surprised it is rated some what low.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1914) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2015
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 43į. Color is black, with mellow carbonation and a thin tight tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted coffee. It has a full body with a rich crisp mouth feel. Flavor is rich and sweet with roasted coffee, dark fruit and a hint of coco. After taste gives a quick note of citrus, just a whiff of alcohol and then a dry feel on the tail end. Overall its a very well done Imperial Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aoma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3452) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle from Hayduke, thanks! It poured a dark color with a tiny tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee and some chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with some sweetness. Good stuff.


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