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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from Total Wine & More, Clearwater, FL. Samled on January 27, 2014. Marked 9.3% ABV.
Black color, small brown head. Sweet, alcohol, roasted scent. Sweet, roasted taste. Medium to full mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3925) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle - Dark chocolate and roasted malts. Jet black with a brown thick head. Dark chocolate, roast malts and a boozy finish with a bit of bitterness. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Aroma - is malty with a little coffee, nuttiness, roast, and alcohol Appearance - is a dark color, black really. The initial head set-up is a nice frothy brown head. As it settles the head is a halo and tan. Taste - the taste is semi-sweet, a dark baking chocolate taste. Palate - the body is full, the feel is creamy, slick and sticky, the carbonation soft,and the finish long and warming. This is a nice brew. My 1st Nevada brew!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3118) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Une version à 9.3%. Une proposition plutôt brune avec un anneau de mousse et quelques pointes collées. Au nez, plusieurs éléments intéressants qui ne sont pas nécessairement cohésifs. De la mélasse, des malts chocolatés, des petites baies et une réglisse salée qui n’éliminent cependant pas la possibilité d’un simple bonheur. En bouche, beaucoup d’éléments doux qui se présentent essentiellement en caramel foncé et en friandise anisée avec quelques touches salées qui peuvent rappeler la sauce soya. Au palais, la sensation d’un corps de bonne densité avec un pétillement lâche et une texture presque huileuse. Une finale assez courte et timidement chaude avec une noirceur qui m’évite de tomber dans un état d’hyperglycémie. Un stout impérial plutôt sympathique.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1778) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Glassy black with an espresso head.Aroma is tootsie rolls and coffee with raisin. Taste is the same, with an emphasis on the cocoa notes. Rich, and not very boozy. $5/22oz

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (971) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter at home. Pours a deep bodied black with an oily topper. Thin head was gone quickly. No real lacing. Aroma was nice with dark chocolate, roasted malts, booze, wood. The taste was not near as impressive. Kind of fell flat with not much in the chocolate and malts. Just was kind of there with some booze and oak. Overall the it was rather flavorless. Full body, little carbonation. Finish was kind of bitter and uneventful.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
puboflyons (2133) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It looks and smells nice but tastes terrible. I usually find the good in everything but that’s my overall verdict. Nice dark brown to black pour with a long lasting head. Aroma of chocolate malts mostly. Light to medium body. But the taste is well below average. Vinegar is all I get. No chocolate like I get on the nose. No sweetness. Just vinegar. I may have gotten a bad bottle but I can’t see myself ever drinking this one again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (3945) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is wood, malts, roast, cardboard. The look is brown to back in color with a beige colored head. The taste is malts, light malts, cardboard.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (493) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Poured from 1pint (6fl oz) bottle. Black with dissipating brown head. Very strong chocolate aroma and especially dark chocolate flavour. Mild coffee notes. Milky texture. Very intense chocolate - save for dessert.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1630) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
smells of alcohol and ashtrays. looks typical for style. immediate alcohol burn on tasting, followed by a bit of dry dark grains. pretty one dimensional and bad.


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