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RATINGS: 879   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2004
I don’t agree that "imperial" means knock you dead powerful and the subtlety of a 2 by 4. This stout is imperially complex and effective. Wonderfui toffee aroma with hints of chocolate and heavy cream. Nice dark, but not opaque, appearance, and beautiful soft velvety taste. This beer doesn’t have a whole lot of gravity on the palate, but hey, talk about a drinkable imperial stout! Stone might do well to look at this beer -- not that it would change anything there. Well done stout; I’d drink more if they weren’t $6 a 22 oz/

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Black with the smallest hint of red. Small quickly dissipating head. Light watery mouthfeel with a mild roast flavor. Light and easy drinking, but not what I would call an IMPREIAL stout. A little too weak and mild.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Kind of an odd Imperial stout. Light white head sits atop a porter looking ale. A little alcohol on top of nestle quik aroma. Fairly rich in body. Very syrupy flavor, oily with a faint hint of alcohol. Some chocolate, some hops, signature lagunitas qualities. Drinkable and decent, but odd for an IS.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Small brown head, fair retention and lace. Pitch black brew. Mild roast and chocolate in the nose. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. An almost milk chocolatey flavored brew with hints of coffe and a subdued roastiness. Kind of a liquid malt ball with a kick. Could be a bit thicker but still a good quaff. Thanks to kawa for the trade.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Picked up at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx. Deep, 8-ball black pour with no light coming through whatsoever. Dark mocha colored head with some red traces. Good, thick lacing. Aroma is not as strong as I like my Imp Stouts to have, faint cherries, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite subtle for an Imp, bit of bitter coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Aftertaste is slightly chalky and dirt-like. Mouthfeel is thin for the style. Had better from these folks.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Pitch black coloured body in glass; See-thru on pour-with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, toffee, malt, nutmeg, caramel and STRONG prunes! Medium to Full-bodied; Potent coffee taste with some slight chocolate and prune tastes. Aftertaste bittered from the malt-but plentiful sugars go a long way! Overall, an interesting & rather light imperial stout, but great to try! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Clarendon (Arlington), Virginia on 10-July-2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Very dark, nearly black with a medium tan head that leaves generous lacing. Strong malt aroma with coffe and chocolate. Sweet coffee like flavor with lots of sweet malt balanced by quite a bit of hops. Not as thick or grainy as some in this type, but still a nice feel, though a little thin. Packs a whollop. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Aroma was chocolate, coffee, port wine, toasted grain. Nice body with a smooth feeling in the mouth. Good flavor. Robust coffee/chocolate/port. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Looked like a coca cola with a thick, creamy beige head. Top points for appearance. Coffee and lots of hops in the aroma, nice. Flavor and mouthfeel was slightly disappointing, I expected more. It was somewhat thinner than I had hoped. Sweet malts, more hops, coffee, some cocoa and spice in the finish.....needed more punch though, most of the flavors were a bit mild for an imperial.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Dark in colour with a tan ish head. The nose is malty chalky and just a tid bit of hops. The taste is full thick and gritty with just a bit of choloate and hops. Good stuff overall and I would drink this again.


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