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RATINGS: 891   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.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Bottle. Nearly black color with a red hue. Frothy off white head. Aroma of vanilla, saltine cracker, rum, grain and chocolate. Tart, chalky cocoa flavor with a relatively light body and a slighty sour finish. Low percieved bitterness. Somewhat along the lines of a strong Baltic Porter in my opinion. A good beer, though not a contender for the best Imperial.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Poured almost opaque with thin brown lines around the edge of the snifter, nice tan head...smelled mild with hints of chocolate and vanillla...tasted sweet again, with chocolate, vanilla, creamy coffee...thin bodied, but still a great mouthfeel...this is definately and A plus sweet stout with a bonus of 8.2...this might be a good intro to the impy style for some...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Bottle. Slightly thin in the body. Opaque black. Tan head dissipates with moderate lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, some chocolatel. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Taste is of roasted grains, some chnocolate malt. Decent, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Is this a porter or a stout? Nice flavor and appearance. Since it has a higher alcohol content, it’s too sweet for a stout. It’ s a great beer though. It’s just unique.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown with a large, creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raosted nuts, and a hint of hops. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, and cream. Palate is creamy and considerably thin to be referred to as an Imperial Stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Aroma is richly sweet with decent maltiness and some smoke. Beer pours dark brown, but not nearly opaque with a tan, reddish tinged head. Initial impression is that this is really thin for an impy stout. That said, there are some decent flavors here: light malt sweetness with a bit of roasted nuts. I can see why this rates so low in reference to style, becuase it just doesn’t measure up. Too bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2004
bottled. cocoa powder aroma. tasted a lot of carnation condensed milk with a little aero bar. very sweet and a little sickly but still managed to seem thin

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Bottle. Nose is sweet with molasses and honey and prune. Taste is mild. Not much here for an impy. Some sweet apple on the finish. Too sweet for an impy. Where are the chocolate malts? Are we sure that this is not a sweet stout?


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