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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (991) - 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 (2212) - 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 (4392) - 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 (3849) - 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 (1522) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Smells very good. Medium head,sweet and good flavor. Alcohol is hidden in sweet coffee chocolate taste. Good beer. 22 oz bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
12oz bottle I picked up while working in Arkansas. Pours near black with small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and maybe a bit of caramel. Flavors of roasted malts and lots of sweetness with a bit of chocolate. Not getting any sour notes as mentioned in the previous reviews. While not spectacular in any way I would still say it is a solid stout and worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 9, 2011
On draught at Aces & Ales. Full body, slightly heavy. Chocolate and roasted and blak malt flavors. Opaque black with no head. Subdued alcohol. clean and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Black body, small brown head even with a vigorous pour, turns to a ring, no lace, disappears. Sour, smoky, burnt aroma of chocolate, molasses, stale coffee grounds. Body is full, a touch oily, almost flat, almost watery, fairly dry. Flavor is not sweet, baker’s chocolate, blackened barley, coffee notes, molasses. The aftertaste is long, moderately bitter, a touch sour, and a continuation of the flavor with some pine. Alcohol comes out harshly as it warms, but veiled. Flavor is bold, but unflattering, bitter and dark yet simple and chalky. Nothing to write home about.


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