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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by dudeabide. Labeled 9.3%. Pretty much black color. Good thin brown head. Spread of dotty lace. Nice dark fruit, light vanilla, oaky aroma. Some roast coffee, dark chocolate. Bigger body. Good bigger bitter taste. Lightly tart. Light hint of alcohol. Good stuff. Nice roasty chocolatey aftertaste, big cocoa. Light to moderate dark fruit. Tasty, bold, robust stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8195) - Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; a dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Deep brown wih an average sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
pour is a viscous opaque black with a very dark mahogany brown head. Nose is a bit all over the place. Heavy roast, sugary malt, licorice and lightly nutty. Taste is also a bit flabby, not quite as roasty up front but there is an assertive roasted coffee and bitterness that lingers through the finish. Sweet dark malt, a touch sugary, faint licorice, and some dark berry towards the back of the palate. The body is thick, light carbonation, thins in the finish and actually a touch empty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bkurtz (1061) - MOROCCO - JUL 2, 2013
Poured very dark with almost no light getting through and a small. light brown head. Aroma of dry fruits and coffee that is promising. The taste gives way to a burnt coffee note, some chocolate, and dried fruits. A medicinal note comes in near the finish with an unpleasant bitterness. Not a well made stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2013
On tap at the Hungry Monk. Bold chocolate and coffee aroma interspersed with anise and burnt biscuit. Pours a deep ebony with a cocoa-colored head that evaporates quickly. Fairly typical flavor for an imperial stout with strong chocolate milk and coffee tones and a somewhat roasty conclusion. Moderate body for a RIS, with a dry, chalky finish. Overall, average at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma,, a peaty musky chocolate with soy sauce and faint boiled veggies. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with chalky notes, coffee notes, licorice and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8464) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bomber. Pours a really black color, jet black with small brown head. A big nose of dark fruit and cocoa. The flavor is some sour dark roasted malts, dry earthy caramel and coffee, light berries, some more dark fruit. Very good altogether but could be better in order to reach the top levels of Impyiness. But really this is solid and quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (5941) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Sample at Jons with Brian and Court after the Hill Farm event at cambridge. Black pour, light head and lace. notes of roast, peat, chocolate, and coffee bean. Pretty smooth. Not the best russian but certainly not the worst either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to my brother for my birthday! Pours a thick black with thin ring of brown lace that sticks in rings. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and booze. Taste is more chocolate and less booze, really nice balance. Damn fine stout.

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