Grumpy Troll Spetsnaz Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Heavy and complex with notes of chocolate and coffee with a malty bitterness from the roasted barley and a frothy, cappucino-like head, giving a pleasant density in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Black pour from 22oz bottle. At Lakehouse. Bottle from the brewery. Tons of foamy off white head. Graham cracker and malty. Cocoa. Decent stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
On tap at the source for ck1’s birthday. The end of the family holiday weekend, extended. Poured a very dark brown with a bit of a white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has a lot of chocolate, caramel and a bit of roast. Taste follows; chocolatey with some caramel malts and some roast. Perhaps a bit thin. Quite tasty with no alcohol presence. Finishes nicely bitter-sweet. 14.4

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lou109 (4) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
black color witha dark tan head. Great aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is of chocolate cake, coffee, and rich roasted malts. This brew has a wonderful roasted malt aftertaste that just lasts and lasts. This is a great brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Draft at a sampling event. From notes. Coffee and chocolate with a little vanilla. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Has some nice coffee scents and has a nice black pour with fading head. Taste is a pleasant coffee taste with a little bitter roast finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5369) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
22 ounce bottle that poured a dark black color with a tan frothy head. Aromas of roasted coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some cream. Flavors are the same as the aroma, they blended nicely and was a real good stout overall, I wish I had more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is black with a tan head. Aroma shows dark chocolate, coffee, and moderate roast. Flavor shows the same with cocoa powder and dark fruit notes appearing from time to time. Overall body is full and finishes with some nice roasted bitterness as well as a touch of alc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at brewpub, has a very dark apperance with a creamy white head, overall it was light on the aroma and the taste both, some notes of chocolate and coffee just not enough, has a thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2010
The Dan Journal #341. Tasted 3/28/10. 220z bomber. Pitch opaque hue with a khaki head. Aromas of chalky cocoa dust and dark chocolate. Good malty nose. Full bodied with a thick body and a great rolling palate. Flacors of dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Great flow with great flavors. Good chocolate flavor but still has a dry finish. Nice drinking with a ton of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Picked this beer up at WHole Foods in Madison, WI. Apparently they are starting to distribute which is great. Pours a black color with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is somewhat sweet and smooth. Good beer!

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