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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Black as a Siberian night and topped with a thick coffee foam head. Modest chocolate and coffee notes, with a pleasant sweetness. Quite smooth smelling grains for an imperial stout. Again, the body is surprisingly smooth. No real rough edges to the coffee and chocolate notes. Chocolate liquor underpinning. Dangerously smooth and with some pricks of dark chocolate on the finish. A touch of cherry cordial.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4772) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Sarandy’s Market in Roscoe, IL, consumed around cellar temp from a Unibroue glass. Very thick caramel foam lasts and lasts above the opaque murky molasses body, but leaves zero lacing as it finally fades, interestingly....deep, deep dark chocolate nose, just a hint of licorice, perhaps a little port, very nice...body moderately sweet, fairly bitter, notes of soy...finish is short, bitter, slightly drier than the body of the tasting...on the palate it’s reasonably full, though the fairly low carbonation works against it...alcohol not really present. The soy and the relative flatness hurt this, but it’s really not bad, pretty much an OK straightforward un-gimmicky example of the style. And my first Nevada beer, woo-hoo!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (697) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste follows nose. Lightly warming finish. Seems more like a stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (523) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Aroma: like a standard, non-imperial stout with a little vanilla; Appearance: pitch black with tan head; some lacing; Taste: more like a regular stout than russian imperial; rich and roasty but not complex; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: okay, but not a go-to RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3164) - 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 (1027) - 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 (6192) - 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 (745) - 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 (10399) - 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 (9283) - 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 (7693) - 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.


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