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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (244) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pours dark Amber with light brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: roasted malt, slight coffee note, smoke/peat, chocolate, alcohol, raisin and light hop bitterness. FLAVOR: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, smoke, raisin, spices, hop bitterness, peppercorns and very light hop citrus. Amazing tasting Imperial Stout at a price that can’t be beat. Definitely an easy brew to stock up on and the high ABV makes it an easy one to cellar. Kanpai!! Cheers!! Salud!! Prost!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnacle_Ed (47) - Milpitas, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet. Looks like any imperial stout, dark and opaque. Roasted malts and chocolate in the nose with a hint of black licorice. Taste continues these flavors, but not overpowering as some other imperial stouts. Has a pleasantly surprising amount of sweetness to it that offsets the bitter aftertaste slightly. Solid overall and reasonably priced in my area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (654) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Goût de houblon et café qui change drastiquement en chocolat. L’amertume se prolonge sur ces arômes avec un côté amer. Excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrianouli (6) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
One of the best Imperial Stouts I have already tried.... I fell down the bottle, and it has opened.... To do not lose it, I drunk about 18/19°c... Amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shanebrews (253) - Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
This beer presented a heavy aroma of roasted malt. The appearance was dark but creamy. The taste was all sweetness at the first, quite molasses like, with a burst of roasted malt on the finish, like espresso. The finish was long and mildly bitter. This is a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
G_Ram9 (88) - - APR 27, 2015
This one is big, bold, and aromatic with a very licorice-like quality on the nose and tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolord (267) - - APR 25, 2015
Dunkelbraun, schokobrauner Schaum, leichter Rauch und röst Aromen in der Nase, cremig im Mund, schokoladig, leicht Kaffee, sehr lecker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 8, 2015
Black in color with a nice sudsy tan-colored head. Roasty, chocoaltey aroma. Light bodied, but full of flavor; roast-dominant flavor with a complementing chocolate character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanosX (47) - - APR 4, 2015
Dark... Like, black. With a creamy tan head. Surprisingly lively and fresh aroma. The flavour continues the surprises. Despite the dark stout beer the flavours are light and refreshing. Hints of licorice and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1364) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
22 onz bottle shared with Seb and Alex A: molasses, raisins, light roastiness, red fruits. App: pitch black small beige head. T/p: full body with sweet but short finish. Soft carbonation. Some warmness from the alcohol. O: OK. I prefer my imperial Stout with good level of chocolate/roastiness. Smells like when you enter a brewpub and they are mashing.

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