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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Having downed his forth Imperial Stout of the day, the wild eyed charlatan from Voldvostogniaky belched and hollered for the Czarina to enter his chamber and bend herself to his will. The economy was a wreck and revolt was just around the corner. Nicky the Czar dude was off playing soldier like any pale nobleman with a hemorrhagic skin condition would. Such were the final days of the old empire. Reactionary, decadent, sputnik, stroganoff, weird, and drunk. But even as the proletariat countryside labored under inhuman conditions and a threat of being sent to a futile war in the east, they wisely took the time to slam back an Imperial Stout or two. After all, life can be a real "suka", as they say in the old country. Big, black, bourgeois, bolshoy, belligerent, buxom, and scary - this is our version of the chaotic end of an era in a bottle.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle 65cl. @ Lucky Supermarket, San Bruno, USA. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, chocate, coffee, alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2046) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
Tap c4. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of deep roast, soy and licorice. Rather salty from the soy, light ash, licorice and notes of choko. Decent

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (134) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
Tap@Søernes. Pours very dark brown, almost black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, and a complex fruity roastedness and slightly hoppy. Taste is is complex semi-sweet with roasted malt, liquorice and some dried fruit and a little hops. Finish is balanced sweet and has a liquorice, dry, almost salty dry end. Nice stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5096) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle (couple years old). Black. Roasty nose, soft malty, bit stale coffee, dry dark chocolate. Full bodied, soft, mellow, pretty drinkable. Clean, unoffending. Nice strong stout, though a bit boring. What youd expect, not much of the quirks and stuff to make it rememberable.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5545) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle share at CBC Islington as ’Lagunitas Imperial Stout’. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. Black with a big foamy dense brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is hoisin sauce, Chinese food, chocolatey, slightly sour. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is ash, booze, dark chocolate, finishes salty and dry with booze. Solid example of style but doesn’t stand out from the crowd.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polo_marco (261) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Smells of roasted malts coco nibs or dark chocolate and deep dark roasted coffee. Nice deep dark hold black color. Taste is awesome starts off with a big heaping of roasted malts followed by a rich deep dark chocolate flavor then finishing off dry with strong dark roasted coffee almost esspresso like. Super smooth cream like finish that you don’t get from a lot of imperial stouts with abv This high except a select few which I like to call the elite stouts. This has a full smooth body with light carbonation that goes flat but not till the very end. Love the flavor complexity of this stout one of my favorite goto I stout. Love all your brews don’t ever stop your alchemy of what your doing. Beautiful brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1460) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
Pitch black pour with minimal head. Far lily muted aroma but plenty of resinous hops with some prune and chocolate. Medium bodied, compared to the founders imperial stout, amd slightly boozy but floral amd a bit resinous at the same time. Not bad but not the most remarkable beer I’ve had fro. This brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Lagunitas tap room, Pataluma (CA, USA). Pours black, brownish foamy head. Nose: coffee, some licorice, grass far away. Mouth: dark chocolate, coffee, bitter mild end. Dry, complex too. Wow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a loose dark tan head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, little salty oxo, tangy caramel. Flavour is composed of sweet, dark brown sugar, little jammy, cocoa, vanilla. Palate is medium full, sweet, vanilla, moderate carbonation. Decent. Little mint.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Popoff91 (80) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2016
22-ounce bottle. Thick and a little more bitter, with more of an alcohol taste than some other stouts. Not my favorite.


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