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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee. We add a touch of hops to make this delicious brew even tastier. 85 IBUs. Labels:

’07 = Grim Reaper
’08 = Devil
’09 = Mummy
’10 = Vampire
’11 = Zombie
’12 = Werewolf
’13 = Hell Demon
’14 = Harpy (bottled reviews have separate entry in database)


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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (450) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
On tap at Stub & Herbs, Minneapolis. Opaque black with fine brown foam, excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee; might be my nose but the smell is faint. Big chocolate flavor with notes of dried cherries, coffee starts to come in after a bit, morphing into a nice roasted bitterness. Most chocolatey stout i have recently had but not sweet. Nicely balanced with the bitter.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (900) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle ’13, tasted side by side with Dark Lord and Huna. Pitch black pour with a light tan head. Nose has roast, coffee, dates and figs. Taste has dark dried fruits, fairly bitter, coffee and some fruity notes. As it warms up the hoppy fruitiness really comes through. My number #2 out of the three. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (396) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Thanks buddy :) Been wanting this for a while! Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of sweet cherries, raisins, dry licorice, fresh fruity coffee, malts, dark dried fruits and some bitter chocolate along with a nice hoppy base. Taste is fruity, dark dried fruits, raisins, coffee, english licorice, chocolate filled licorice, hops, some minty-like licorice aswell. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1902) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Thanks ericteusink for sharing this one. Long time coming to have never tried this badboy. 2013 bottle. Big black body, heavy sweet, toffee, coffee, big dark chocolate, dark fruit, booze, smooth though. I caught just a hint of age here already. Big beer for sure.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2739) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle with the crew. 2013. Lots of soy sauce aroma and flavors. Thick and viscous. Finish is a little berry and cherry. Usually go for a much more subtle and well rounded beer. I get why this is rated so high just not a personal preference thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1423) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2015
First beer of 2015 - really want the year to get off to a good start (but had imagined that I would have liked this one more). 66 cl bottle @ home (2013 vintage - the one with the demon). Pours black with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, cherries, chocolate, liquorice, and dried fruit - with a smooth finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jc1762 (124) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Bought two bottles online. Very little about this beer to complain about if at all. Opened a bottle of the 2010. Reminded me a lot of Old Chimney’s Good King Henry Special Reserve. Poured black with a good head. The nose is bright with the oak barrels showing through, a lot of the roast malts intertwined with the vanilla flavors. The palate shows a lot of the same along with with a thick luxurious and smooth texture from an oatmeal- like stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to Homer321, thank again man! 2012 edition. Jet black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and dark fruits. Flavor is wonderful balances of roasted character and sweetness. Absolutely delicious and completely exceeded all of my expectations! Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (1093) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor thanks to Drew for cracking it on your 40th. Sexy looking pour. Deep black oil pour with a khaki head that holds briefly. Fucking amazing lacing. Nose is chocolate mud cake sweetness, vanilla, roasted espresso and pepper. Intense nose. Taste is bitter dark chocolate backed by vanilla sweetness. Coffee tones coming through. Very intense sweetness. Sticky chocolate coating on the palate. Fucking impressive stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (485) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Tap at lucky 13. Small pour. Black with smooth tan head. Smells of dark fruit and alcohol. Very smooth. Alcohol and sweetness dominate and a good burn at the end. A bit waxy. Not sure it’s worth all the hype, but it’s pretty delicious.


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