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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 55F-60F.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle:   Black, large frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Faint roastiness, otherwise a bit mealy with a sour fruitiness.   Up front its a metallic sourness that is hard to get past.   Backside reminds me of stale fruit, earthy wood crates, astringent metallic rusty nail like flavors.   There is a roastiness from start to finish, but holy piss is this not only metallic and sour, its like bile.   Yeah, pouring this sh*t out.   Avoid at all costs!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is peat, roast and chocolate malt, prunes and licorice with earthy and alcohol notes. Flavor is malt dominant, almost syrupy sweet, light peat and smoke malt with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque black with average, creamy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is very muted; hints of plums, roasted malt, grassy notes, and faint plastic. Flavor is roast malt forward without much else there; dry finish with a hint of chocolate. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Bomber. I bought this beer so I could get Nevada on the map. Aroma is kind of garbagey. There are some pleasant obligatory impy stout aromas present here, such as licorice, molasses and leather, but the first scent to hit these nostrils was garbage. After sitting for awhile, the odor mostly goes away, leaving just the good stuff. Pours black with red edges; has a dissipating tan head that fades to a collar and skiff of foam. Taste is a little off, too. Its nice and roasty, and the licorice flavor is nice, but theres a gritty chalkiness to it. The body is thin for the style. This is pretty subpar but its drinkable, at least.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle shared by motortoddhead. Deep brown, almost black pour. Dark fruit, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor is light roast with acidic dark fruit. Slightly tangy finish. Some lingering fruit and roast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1915) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Opaque dark color with a light brown head. Very roasty aroma. Deep roasty malt flavor with a nice, not too heavy finish. Some light hints of cherry along with coffee, cocoa, and char. The alcohol content is masked well.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TaravD (2) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2012 does not count
Aroma hard to detect, Opaque black appearance, Carbonated head, Soda Beer really, strong dry acidic, astringent taste with bitter aftertaste. Local for me so I was harder on it then it deserved.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - 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 (512) - 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 (4890) - 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.


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