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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8933) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. This followed the Bruery Tart of Darkness, so it probably scores a little higher from me, since it satisfied my dark malt craving that I failed to find in the sour Tart. Deeply roast and thickly malty, soy sauce, molasses, coffee, vanilla all in that order of participation. Moderately bitter finish. Not sure why this scores so low, as it drank well with me.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3136) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
Solid, lovely, wonderful. Pitch black, no transparency. Dark malt, medium hoppy bitterness. Some essence of fruit, and smokey taste. A beer lovers beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (967) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 31, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark black with a dark tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, smoke and caramel, Similar aroma. Has a full body with a dry and bitter finish. Rather enjoyable and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5770) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2016
650 ml bottle, thanks Adrien! No bottle date on bottle but at least 15 months old. Thick slow dying tan head on top a black liquid head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts, chocolate hints, caramel.

The flavor shows weak roast, melted caramel, and just a hint of cardboard, not completely ruined but borderline. Notes of anise. Body is lighter then I want for a imperial stout. The oxidation is obviously not the Brewers fault. Perhaps a younger bottle would be in order but not going to really seek it out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jultsu (579) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Eilen avatun pullon pohjat. Mustanpunertava, vaahdoton ja hapoton, tuoksussa kahvia ja maitosuklaata. Liukas suklaastouttimainen suutuntuma, leipäisä, öljyinen, laimeahko. Ei mitenkään erityisen hyvää.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (9765) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
22 oz bottle. From a supermarket in Las Vegas, NV. Black color with a mid-size brown head. Roasted malt, dessert wine, jam and some mild alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is ashy dryness, roasted malt, mild hops and some dark chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8793) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
65 cl bottle (9.3% abv) @ ISKTR V.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Woody aroma, chocolate, cocoa, dark malts and some dark fruits too. Flavor is chocolaty, bitter dark malty, cocoa powder with subtle burnt notes and vanilla. Creamy, full-bodied, coffee on the aftertaste. Quite nice and pleasant, maybe a bit too dry and burnt.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
650 ml bottle @ ISKTR V. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of heavy roastiness, cacao, ash and mudcake. Flavour of rich burnt roastiness, a bit of red berries, wooden notes, mudcake, espresso and some bitterness. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Very dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6079) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
650ml bottle @ ISKTR

Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasty malts, burnt notes, hints of licorice and ash. Taste is smooth, sweetish and heavy with loads of licorice, ash and burnt roasty malts. Finish is smooth, roasty and burnt with some ash, licorice and leather. Too burnt.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
930slantnose (17) - Las vegas, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Generous amounts of coffee cocoa and caramel in nose and flavors. Finishes slightly sweet and thick, great for style.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3729) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Black,fast fading brown head.Roasty alcoholic nose,bitter chocolate.Lighter of same in palate. Thin and undercarbonated. Not much here


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