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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Export-styled Stout. O.G. 1.066. 50 IBU’s. Named after the Russian Special Forces. This beer is very dark and mysterious with very inviting flavors resembling coffee and chocolate.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Growler sampled at the Pre-RBSG ’Tosa gathering on 6/21/07: Pours an opaque viscous black with a frothy dark tan head. Aroma of roasty dark malts and earthy chocolate with a touch of doughy yeast. Body starts with a fairly full earthy dark caramel maltiness and a good dark chocolate and roasty finish. A nice foreign stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Tosa gathering, growler: Opaque with a small ring of beige frothy head and very good lacing. The aroma has notes of vanilla and chocolate, toasty and smoky malts, coffee, hint of anise, prune and leather esters. A heavy toasted character greets the drinker with a noticeable bittersweet chocolate and fruity tone as well. An earthy yeasty midesection completed by a smoky and nutty finish. The mouth feel is lush and biting, slightly warming and has a dry mineral like aftertaste. The whole is even better than the parts, a great brew. I need to taste more from this brewery, seek and destroy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5295) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2007
On draught at the brewpub in Mt Horeb, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a fast dissolving off-white/light tan head that disipates clean. Aroma of dark roasted malt, some dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of molasses and some sweet lactose. Taste is full bodied, lightly carbonated with some flavors of dark malt, some chocolate and a little hop character. Finish is sem-sweet with a dark malt chocolate aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Possibly the best foriegn stout I have tried. Black body with a khaki colored head. The aroma has some coffee and milk chococlate. The taste was dark chocolate with some espresso and bread crust. It’s almost like a super dank dark chococlate brownie. Rich and very smooth body with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Near black with a light tan, tight bubbled head. Aromas of roasted malt, light vanilla, dark chocolate and a hint of espresso. Full feel, but not too syrupy and sticky. Flavors match up with the aromas along with some earthiness and touch of wood. Seems to sweeten a touch toward the end with a simple caramel flavor. A nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5033) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Opaque black color. Roasty sweet chocolate aroma. Sweet with a pleasant bitter balance. Smooth chocolate tones. Light lactic touches.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4004) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI. Black and thick with brown bubbly head. Coffee and cocoa aroma. Coffee and malty creamy tastes. Delicious

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at the Grumpy Troll brewpub. Very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Malty taste that matches the aroma with a mild bitter coffee finish. I was expecting a bit more but the Troll would have none of it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3623) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - black pour with tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, some choc, coffee, caramel burnt sugar, roasted finish. Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Dark brown/black body with a white head. The flavor is roasty with lots of anise and lactose. Charred malt and lots of black patent stand out. The aroma is lactose and black malt with that distinct foreign stout quality. Roasty charred palate. Coffee and chocolate are also noticeable. A delightful Foreign Stout.


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