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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KamGoPro (52) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Dark cola like pour, slight carmel head. Coffee start and finish. A little chocolate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshAWaddell (36) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Black pour with thick tan head. Smells of roasted chocolate. Tastes of cocoa with a hint of dark fruit. Finishes with alcohol and slightly bitter. They do a pretty good job covering the 9.9% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (582) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has an aroma of toasty malt, some coffee and chocolate and a hoppy background. The flavor is malt, toast, and chocolate up front with a coffee backbone and sweet, malty finish over a heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2014
22oz bottle - Pours a dark black/brown with a frothy medium light tan head that stuck around to produce some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma is of dark malts and pine hops. Flavor has an odd astringency that detracts. Some coffee and light of chocolate. A bit of "booze". Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
From trader Joe’s. Great, chocolate and vanilla, some liquorice. Very long flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
This beer is a clear victim of Ratebeer Groupthink. It isn’t an elite beer, but it is a lot better than many of the rates on this site indicate. Pours a lovely darkest brown with red tinge. Light tan head. Scent is mostly chocolate with a bit of booze and coffee. Earthy sweet start with good hop finish. Lively for a beer of this type. Bottle - Intown Market - Atlanta, GA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Black with mocha head. Nose of roasted malt, brown sugar, and faint black olive. Flavor is a smooth roasted malt, cocoa/bitter chocolate, light brown sugar sweetness. Lingering roast and chocolate. Fairly light. Very nice, plain, drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toml219 (203) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours black with tan head. Nice lacing. Taste if coffee and dark roasted malt. Slight bitter taste on young. Also notes of brewed coffee as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (113) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
22 oz bottle poured a deep black. Lots of thick foam. Faint aroma of sweet dark chocolate. Good robust flavor and thick mouth feel. Lots of coffee and dark chocolates flavor dominate. A slight bitterness lingers but not for long. Good Impy stout. Smooth!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber. Pours a deep, pitch black similar to used motor oil with a fairly thin dark tan head. A fairly thick ring of lacing is left around the edge of the beer but nothing else. Aroma is heavily roasted along with some soy sauce notes and plums. Some dark chocolate notes in there as well but not a ton of depth. The flavor carries on the heavily roasted malt with some char and caramel. Less soy sauce notes thankfully but still not a ton of complexity. Some alcohol becomes apparent towards the finish along with a good bit of stickyness. Overall, a decent imperial stout but far from the best I have had. There is just not a ton of depth here and i would expect more with this style and a beer of this strength. Probably won’t pick this one up again.

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