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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 55F-60F.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #65. Dark black with a tan head. Nice aroma, dark chocolate with a nice roast. Flavor was similar, sweet dark chocolate and a lingering roast. (2343)

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (666) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle was a gusher. Had to let it calm down after pouring. Very smooth mouth feel but a little over carbonated. Quite bitter taste of burnt malt. Lots of potential but needs a little refinement.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Dark brown in color clear with a thin head. Big chocolate and alcohol flavor. Rich roast and a great toasty coffee nose. This was a nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
A gusher at first. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt with a light dark fruit aroma. Taste was roasted malt with some fruits. The beer stuck to the glass but just wasnt as chewy as most ris.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
On draft pour.. Pitch black with a light head. Nice roastiness. Coffee and chocolate. light complexity, but still decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jewellrunner (1) - USA - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
Cant I just rate beers out of 10 instead of spouting nonsense. Seriously, Im not an expert. I just know what I like.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Sort of chalky burnt malt aroma. Near med body. Flavor is chocolate, with some coffee, and burnt malt. Its fairly smooth burnt malt. Decent enough. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Relatively weak aroma, with roasted malts and a hint of coffee. The flavor has roasted malts, old coffee, and some weird sweet-ish notes. Not bad, I guess.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours dark brown / orange with a ring of head. Aroma of roasted malts, soured notes and some butter. Flavour of roasted malts and odd soured notes. Not good. Strange flavours that are not well-integrated.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (9348) - 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.


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