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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Named after the ancient god of darkness, Leviathan Czernobog is a tribute to the hardy stouts originally brewed in England for shipment to the frigid Baltic. With notes of unsweetened chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit, this Russian Imperial Stout will withstand the darked of winters.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose of roast, chocolate, molasses and some fruit, but the fruit fullness really comes out on the taste, with notes of raisin, prune, and fig. Some creamy action in there as well. Sweet, with a hint of light tartness. Tastes great.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nwiseman (195) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2016
Boozy coffee aroma. Tastes of cocoa, molasses, and dark fruit. Smooth mouthfeel, but not flat. This beer has just about everything I look for in the style. 1st beer I’ve rated in a while though, so my ratings may be skewing a bit high.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frax (51) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle from Shaw’s, poured into a pint glass, pitch black with a thin tan head, thick lacing. Smoked meat aroma, hot chocolate notes with a creamy mouthfeel and mildly bitter coffee finish. More pronounced as it warms to room temperature.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4695) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
(750 ml. Vintage 2015) Un stout impérial presque noir avec une tête brune qui se dissipe au fil de la dégustation. Le nez m’intéresse mais ne me frappe pas avec ses parfums de bois brûlé, d’herbes piquantes, de malts chocolatés et grillés, de caramel noir, de raisins. Les saveurs de mélasse, de fruits foncés, de chocolat, de café, de pain brûlé et d’alcool légèrement poivré sont plaisantes sans être renversantes. Le corps m’apparaît comme étant de moyenne intensité. Le pétillement est ordonné au style. La texture est légèrement crémeuse. La finale est amère de malts brûlés et terreux avec une petite pincée de poivre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (777) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown, nearly black, from a bottle, thin hot-chocolate colored head, almost no lacing. Flavor of baking chocolate, maybe a little raspberry. Hit of bitterness toward the end. Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2903) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle.The pour is dark brown to black. Good sweet malt character on the nose. Some cellar mustiness. The aroma is also sweet and caramel like. The body is medium. The taste is also sweet with a low alcohol bite. That’s a good thing.
Earlier Rating: 2/1/2015 Total Score: 4
From the 650 ml. bottle dated 2014. The pour is deep dark jet black with a modest tan head on top. I pick up more of a milk chocolate character before all else but no alcohol considering the 10% ABV. The body is around medium. The taste has a kind of milk chocolate flavor with dark roasted malts and a slightly dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Quite black pour with very little brown head. Aroma is mostly roast malt with a faint smokiness. Flavors are of cocoa with a mild sweetness, very roasty, and slight hint of ripe fruit. Very balanced and clean finish make this super drinkable for the style. Alcohol is well-hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2015) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 22, 2015
Draught @ Draught 55. Inky dark brown with small tan foamy head, mocha aroma, medium carbonation, bitterish mocha taste with alcohol undertones, medium bitter finish. Well masked alcohol content.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Bottled. Very dark with a thin tan head. Comes on very full. Roasty malt, cocoa, cherry, raisin. A bit of toast and a slight tartness. Not creamy, but some thickness to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Sample glass at Two Brothers Tavern, Middlebury, VT. This was poured into one of those pilsener looking sample glasses (yes, so take with grain of salt to an extent), here’s the rest. The appearance was a black color with a thin glaze of a cap of a tan head. Quickly dissipated, no lacing. The smell had a good amount of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, black licorice, roasty coffee beans, and a delicate amount of dark fruits. The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors. Roasty tones make a decent effort and slide through the dark fruits to blend into the aftertaste, decent. Semi-sticky fruity to licorice finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Weird that a 10%-er has a slightly crushable feel to it and its on tap, hmm...leaves me wondering. Overall, well, its not a bad RIS, just comes across a bit lighter than expected. Good aroma and flavor, could come back to it for that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (332) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
650ml into a snifter. Pours an opaque mocha-black with a sparse white head. Nose of dark fruit, chocolate, a bit of coffee. Slight sweetness, with a definite warming note. (Perhaps the end of August is the wrong time?) Light carbonation, but thick and viscous on the palate. Unsurprisingly, boozy. Should have saved it until December or January.


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