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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CurbDog (43) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
Massive mocha head, very persistent for the ABV. Very dark brown colour. Rich bitter chocolate, toffee, light roast, slight soy sauce. Lacking a little in the roast department. Med-full body, med carbonation. Bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisardcath (4) - - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
Feels like 5% stout, so deliciously smooth at 9.9% and pours a lovely thick pearly-white head. Voluptuous. Totally decadent with caramel and cereal notes. Black as coal with a thick pour that looks like watery molasses. Full bodied and heavy for beer in general, but at this percentage, it feels moderately bodied and oily on the tongue. Very nice. 2 or 3 of these and you’ll sleep like a baby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tzbel013 (4) - Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2015 does not count
This had all the characteristics of a true stout withe the dark chocolate and coffee bitterness with the smooth malt finish. Enjoyed sipping every last drop. By far my favorite beer from Lagunitas!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Tap. Dark pour with a big beige head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate milk, vanilla. Full body. Creamy, sweet bitter finish. Nicely done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brentv (514) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2015
From bomber. Wow. I like this so much more than so many of the imperial stouts I?ve had. (Maybe it helps that I’ve had this cellaring for a year or so.) Black with huge tan head that would have overrun the glass had I not intervened. Big rich roasted malt and chocolate aroma and taste with coffee and a very pleasant gentle sweet and bitter balance. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Perfect lingering balanced finish. So nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silvan7 (906) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle @ home. marrone scuro, riflessi rubino. schiuma beige finissima e persistente. Aroma tostato, cacao amaro, caffè macinato, nocciola alcool e un filo di vaniglia. gusto tostato, secco, tra il caffè e la frutta secca. note dolci alcoliche non molto marcate. qualche sentore di salamoia delle olive. corposa, rotonda, quasi appiccicosa, poco carbonata. Meno calda di quanto ci si aspetterebbe. Equilibrata, armonica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikske79 (1317) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2015
De geur valt goed mee. als je het bier uitschenkt is het pikzwart van kleur. Wat de smaak betreft: ik ben niet zo voor stouts, maar deze valt nog mee. Hij is drinkbaar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2248) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle from the local rip and run near DTW airport. Pours the part with a large foamy head. Big roasted malt flavor, mild chocolate, coffee. Big body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1507) - GREECE - JUL 3, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with the addition of some dark dried fruits. Medium to full oily body with sot carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Aroma is chocolate/dark chocolate and a good hint of acidity. The flavor is chocolate, dark malts, fruit and a bitingly acidic/slightly bitter finish.

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