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RATINGS: 902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TTODRBSG10 - Ulfborg.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, chocolate malt, sweet licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100814]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and creamy, tan and lasting head. Aroma is chocolate and dark roasted malt. Sweet caramelish, dark to acidic roasted malt and chocolate. Distinct bitterness lurking through. A bit too dominant on the acidic hard roasted malt flavours. Thick chocolate, dark roasted malt and bitter into a lasting dark malty finish. Goes fantastic with BBQ steaks and fries :)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, alcohol, and caramel, leading to a dry bitter end. Not an Imperial Stout, but still an OK beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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 doesn’t leave the usual bitterness. On the contrary this is quite sweet. Nothing wrong with this beer, but it’s just not very complex. 160106

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle at home. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of roasted bread. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, roasted bread, dried fruits and hops with notes of alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Tastes more like a good baltic porter than an imperial stout, but I like it anyway.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Bottled@SBWF2010. Deep ambery brown colour with not too much head. Aroma is liquorice, dark dry fruits, toffee as well as some mild black malty ashyness. Flavour is quite much the same with liquorice, chocolate and toffee being the most evident.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty fruity chocolate flavor with some weak hints of coffee. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
12th May 2012
Post CBC in the Hotel - ’Oh crap I have bought too many bottles again’! Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Mild malty beer with a trace of marmite. Brown malts. Surprisingly wimpy for a big RIS. I expect better from Lagunitas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
It has a dark brown color, almost black; the head disappears quickly. Quite nice aroma of dark caramel. Medium body, even thinner at the end, with some caramel flavor, a bit nutty, I may imagine some liquorice too, but really lacking complexity. It even seems less bitter than expected, and the final is strangely empty. I prefer the IIPAs/ASAs from Lagunitas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and tadte are chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops.


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