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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.

EHSRanders' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (2008) - Tjele, - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with medium creamy light brown mostly lasting head.Aroma and flavor is roasted malt and notes of spicy chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized dark brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges black brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was dark malt. The thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt and brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
A tasty imperial stout. Pours black. Aromas of dark malts, sour cherries, cocoa powder. Flavours are cocoa powder, a bit of tang, dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3289) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
Dark black body, brown head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, and like a sharp acidic booze. Rubbing alcohol and strawberries. Taste is fairly rich cocoa, dried fruit, dry finish, lactose. Not the best imperial stout. Has a few odd elements to it. But over all, tasty and worth drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, dark chocolate, earth tones, and some roasty notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and thick. Finishes with cocoa and roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (179) - - OCT 1, 2016
This stout pours a light mahogany into the glass. A lush and dense whip cream like head of dark tan foam sits invitingly on top of a black colored appearance. The aromas bursts with rich caramel and chocolate malt. Some medium roast coffee enveloped within. On the taste there are sweet caramel and cocoa notes. The smooth creamy mouthfeel and chewy full body give it that dessert like character. The sweet malts are rounded out by a light coffee roast in the finish. Grocery Outlet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (450) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
A classic light tan head on a near black body. Nose is pretty standard with semi-sweet chocolate and coffee with a slightly vegetal edge. Lots of what you want in an IS. A solid coffee, chocolate, caramel combo leads the profile with some dark berries, well roasted malt and ash mixed in. No excess booziness. A solid quality low price classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1285) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Chocolate coffee roasted malt. Slight sweet malty with a dry bitter hop finish. Nice malt base and nice balance. Solid imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1848) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2016
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Chocolatey without much sweetness. Good amount of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1pintatatime (138) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours nearly black with no head to speak of. Has a bit of an almost meaty, smoky aroma. Flavor is rich toasted malt, with hints of burnt toast and a bit of underlying sweetness. Solid dry finish. Doesn't taste the boozy 9.9% it is. Not great but pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2139) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Dark black. Kinda hoppy. A tad hot. Brown sugar. Molasses. Decent stout. Thx aaron.

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