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RATINGS: 937   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Appearance is very thin for an Imperial. Flavor is decent, some smokiness to it. Itís a good beer in itís own right, but canít hang with a lot of other Imperials out there. They should market it as something else.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2006
22oz bottle via trade with Degarth - Thanks Joe! - Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head that stayed pretty well and laced the sides of the snifter. Aromas of light milk chocolate, coffee and some light hops. Flavor is about the same. Quite simple really and one dimensional. Palate is medium bodied.. Nothing imperial about this stout though.. Seemed to lack in malt, and flavor

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Nice milky truffle aroma; mild flavor with sweet chocolate and grapes over a thin espresso base. There isnít a whole lot of hoppiness or boldness here, the palate is rather thin. Itís pretty sweet and cloying as it warms. The flavor hues hold alot of promise, but it needs more of everything. Dissipointing offering from such a quality brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 Very black opaque pour. small tan head that dissapates quickly, but laces down the glass. Aroma is full of dark chocolate and expresso. Enough sweetness in the mouth to balance the roast. This beer presents a full mouth feel and and strong tannic finish. A very enjoyable beer. 2006 rating: 6-4-6-4-10

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2007 65 cl bottle. Very dark brown colour allmost black. Little roasted aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Light flavour of roasted malt. Ends up light and easy to drink for an imp. stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Not an entirely bad stout that went down nicely, it really wasnít a strong stout by any means. Thatís not to say it wasnít bad, because it wasnít. Nice tan head, aroma of roasted malts, some vanilla and chocolate. Rather thin in the mouth with a wine note while finishing. There are better stouts, so Iíd rate this one as possibly a craft for beginners. Nothing too overpowering, just right to begin the evening."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pours with a frothy dark brown head on a dark brown, almost black body. Sweet chocolaty aroma with some roasted malts. Sweet chocolaty body with some toffee and molasses. Relatively thin body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Dark mohogany color with a frothy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet chocolate taste with hints of coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Very dark brown - close to black - with a reddish hue and a rather crude, off-white head. Sweetish, roasted malt aroma. Medium body with hard roasted malt that doesnít leave the usual bitterness. On the contrary this is quite sweet. Nothing wrong with this beer, but itís just not very complex. 160106

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle, dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma is pretty laid back with hints at coffee, chocolate, and hops. Flavorís not terribly strong, but itís got a chocolate bitter taste to it. Would be decent for a "regular" stout, but IMO fails a bit at "Imperial" status.


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