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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Russian Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and roasted barley malts. This beer has essences of chocolate and roasted coffee and compliments many desserts. This heavy bodied beer is best enjoyed at 55°F-60°F.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split 5 ways, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, toasted malt, light molasses and toasted bread. Flavour is metallic, iodine, bread and sour notes - something wrong here. Thin palate with a spoiled flavour profile. Not good at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
12oz bottle 12/22/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home)-40° in Snifter-Pours black with ruby tints with a small tan covering for a head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with some bitterness. This full bodied brew is not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Poured to a snifter. Pours a dark black, tan two finger head that leaves nice lacing. Sweet aroma, dark fruit, a little roast. Dry in flavor compared to nose, nice roasty malt, not as much of the dark fruit i was expecting after the nose, strange metallic finish. Fairly light body for a stout but easy to drink. Overall a nice beer to try but nothing to write home about.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9520) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle… Pours pitch black with a creamy, deeply tanned head. The aroma is nutty with loads of milk chocolate and subtle smoke. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is solid, but a bit boring. Finishes very roasty and moderately bitter. Very drinkable. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Tan head sits on this black ale. Typical aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Quite a bit of bitterness is apparent. Low carbonation gives a thick mouthfeel and syrupy flow. Roasted malts and coffee give way to a lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
First stout I have poured that did not go to a head! This is also my first brew to try from the state of Nevada. On its own this brew has some fine qualities in both taste and aroma (smooth, full of dark chocolate and strong coffee) but somewhat lacking in texture (quite thin) when compared to other brews in the Russian imperial stout style. The alcohol is very well hidden (9% ABV) but it is still there so enjoy responsibly! One interesting note is the thin sheen on top of the beer; at times it forms intricate designs that a barista would make on your cappuccino!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roasted malt and smoke aromas. A little thin in the body but not bad with smokey malt, caramel, and chocolate flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - JUN 15, 2011
22oz botte from Khourys in LV
Appearance: Pours black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, cocoa and rich chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, roasted coffee, slightly bitter chocolate
A nice imperial stout. Smooth and easy drinking, the alcohol is well hidden.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4093) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, shared with jcos, 6/12/11

Aroma: It has a roasted aroma, dry malts, a little vanilla, and not much else
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown-black in color, with minimal head
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, rather roasty, not very sweet, dry finish
Palate: The mouthfeel is somewhat dry and sticky, almost to the point of causing cottonmouth
Overall Impression: Overall, I didn’t love this one, but I didn’t really dislike it either. There just wasn’t a ton going on here. It is roasty and dry, and that is pretty much it. 80 IBUs? I didn’t see that at all! For a roasty stout, it isn’t bad, but if you are expecting more then that I’m sorry to say you’ll probably be disappointed.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle split with Ben4321. My first Nevada review. Pours a black opaque with slightly dark head. Aroma is sweet, strong wtih chocolate and coffee flavors, it’s almost "too strong" in trying to show the style. Taste is sweet, not much balance, some coffee and chocolate. Body is medium light, a little thing. Finish is medium long. Beer is okay, feels like the brewery is trying too hard to match a style instead of making a good beer.


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