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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Many versions of strong dark stouts have come and gone throughout the centuries, but the Russian Imperial Stout has been the style of choice since the 18th Century for those who appreciate rich, complex dark ales. Our version, Oharov, was brewed to be true to the style - a drinkable ebony brew, warming the frigid days like a ray of black sunshine. Loaded with caramel, chocolate and roasted coffee flavors, Oharov’s bold aggressiveness quickly finishes smooth, dry, and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5025) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Cask Festival - Seattle - Super dark black thin head. Nice dark malts great chocolate and coffee flavors. Super Stout finish this was a very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Dark, thick brown. Viscous feel. Rich, burnt flavor. Just a little stale tasting, like an imperial stout you’ve been holding on to too long. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Had off tap at wob. Very smooth and hidden 8.3 abv. Medium low liveliness. Big milky chocolate flavor up front which mellows into a dryer and we’ll balanced middle and finish. Not an overall exciting imperial, but a solid choice if your in the stout mood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Draft at capitol cider. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head and light lace. Big sweet chocolatey nose, also some light ethanol unfortunately, a little sweet and sharp. Sticky thick body. Gooey sweet chocolate and ethanol mid palate. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1009) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2014
on tap, pours pitch black, nice small tan head. nice coffee nose, some alcohol, clean burnt sugars. dry mild finish. good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (759) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Growler from uh... my local Shell station? Yep. Haven’t yet seen this on tap around Seattle. Pours slightly thin inky black with medium mocha brown head. Aroma is dark roasty malt with chocolate and oak in the background. Taste is rich smooth chocolate malt with just enough hops to balance and an oaky dry finish. Pleasant coffee and chocolate notes on the aftertaste. Just a bit thinner in malt body and flavor than most imperial stouts; but plenty of flavor here. And obviously no barrel time either. A few things to nitpick but this is quite tasty overall. Most of all, big kudos to Georgetown for stepping out there with a Russian imperial stout - they sure take their time with new styles but nail it when they finally do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Black chocolate body with a thin browned head. Sweetly deep coffee and coffee liquor nose. The body, however starts of moderately harsh with the coffee, in contradistinction the aroma. Bitter chocolate and coffee grain body with a coffee grain mouthfeel. Touches of coffee liquor eventually emanate off the glass. A thick coffee brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Draft at the college inn. Pours dark, nearly black. Pint filled to the top, so no head of note. Aroma: licorice and coffee. Taste: slightly sweet, licorice, big assertive bitter coffee finish, a little soy sauce. Full body, average carbonation. Overall: solid.

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