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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 (7129) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle @ Pre RBSG. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of meaty smoke, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate. Medium body roasty with a roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of roast with a bit of backing dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is similar with roast and coffee up front and a bit of dark chocolate in the finish. A bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Sampled at a tasting event. Draft, from old notes. Coffee and chocolate with dark fruits and raisins. Not too bad.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2011
On tap at brewpub, pours a murky dark brown with a thin tan head, slight chocolate and coffee aroma, the front end is heavy with the chocolate and there is a decent amount of chocolate in the finish, mouthfeel was a little thin, not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 06/21/2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Pre-RBSG

Appearance: black, wispy beige head, drippy lace,
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich roasted and dry dark chocolate flavor, lots of hop and malt bitterness,
-------- /> Date: 08/08/2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 3.2 to 3.4

picking up a coffee character along with the dry roasted,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Lots of crystal and roasted malt in this stout - finishes sweet tinged by acidic roast. Sweet crystal in the aroma. An enjoyable, flavorful stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
A nice sweeter stout but with some roasted malt to back up the caramel sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown pour with a thin white head. Mose of mild coffee and chocolate. Medium to thin body. Taste was similar to aroma.


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