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RATINGS: 983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


aenima's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (307) - Askim, - JUL 16, 2013
Aroma of dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is similar. Low carbonation. Decent but not more.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - JUL 3, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with the addition of some dark dried fruits. Medium to full oily body with sot carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4538) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Aroma is chocolate/dark chocolate and a good hint of acidity. The flavor is chocolate, dark malts, fruit and a bitingly acidic/slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1060) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Almost black with medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of roasted malt , coffee , hint of alcohol. Coffee , chocolate , roasted malt in rather sweet taste . Roasted bitterness is strong enough from beginning to the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (911) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle found in fridge. Pours a dark brown, almost black, but not quite. Aroma is strong malty, burnt sugar, molasses, more like a barley wine than an imperial stout. Taste is dry, smooth, some more burnt sugar, but missing the strong chocolate and coffee flavors. Interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Poured from bottle. Dark brown with light head. Malty, roasty, slight coffee, slightly acidic, fairly smooth considering the abv. Pretty good for the price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4954) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Big bottle many thx to Jerry (non RB) cons 2015-05-16 Brooklyn AR: roasted malt, sweet dark chocolate, coffey with milk AP: opac balck, thin black head F: heavy roasted, black coffey, dark bitter chocolate, liqurice, wee dill

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (86) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pours dark Amber with light brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: roasted malt, slight coffee note, smoke/peat, chocolate, alcohol, raisin and light hop bitterness. FLAVOR: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, smoke, raisin, spices, hop bitterness, peppercorns and very light hop citrus. Amazing tasting Imperial Stout at a price that can’t be beat. Definitely an easy brew to stock up on and the high ABV makes it an easy one to cellar. Kanpai!! Cheers!! Salud!! Prost!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnacle_Ed (40) - Milpitas, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet. Looks like any imperial stout, dark and opaque. Roasted malts and chocolate in the nose with a hint of black licorice. Taste continues these flavors, but not overpowering as some other imperial stouts. Has a pleasantly surprising amount of sweetness to it that offsets the bitter aftertaste slightly. Solid overall and reasonably priced in my area.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (440) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Goût de houblon et café qui change drastiquement en chocolat. L’amertume se prolonge sur ces arômes avec un côté amer. Excellente.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrianouli (4) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
One of the best Imperial Stouts I have already tried.... I fell down the bottle, and it has opened.... To do not lose it, I drunk about 18/19°c... Amazing!


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