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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - 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 wasn’t as chewy as most ris.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1087) - 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
Can’t I just rate beers out of 10 instead of spouting nonsense. Seriously, I’m 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 (10803) - 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. It’s 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 (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, 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 (831) - 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 (6032) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
12oz bottle 12/22/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home)-40° in Snifter-Pours black with ruby tints with a small tan covering for a head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with some bitterness. This full bodied brew is not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Poured to a snifter. Pours a dark black, tan two finger head that leaves nice lacing. Sweet aroma, dark fruit, a little roast. Dry in flavor compared to nose, nice roasty malt, not as much of the dark fruit i was expecting after the nose, strange metallic finish. Fairly light body for a stout but easy to drink. Overall a nice beer to try but nothing to write home about.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle… Pours pitch black with a creamy, deeply tanned head. The aroma is nutty with loads of milk chocolate and subtle smoke. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is solid, but a bit boring. Finishes very roasty and moderately bitter. Very drinkable. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!


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