Brewed by LoverBeer
Style: Imperial Stout
Marentino, Italy
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Beer inspired to the old real Russian imperial stout style. Dark beer made with a generous quantity of roasted cereals as black roasted and chocolate. After-dinner or with chocolate. The name you can translate with "high priestess". Available in 375 ml bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2943) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
Shared bottle courtesy of my beer pal Ivar. Pours black with a foamy brown film. Roasted notes, coffee, mild liquorice, dark dried fruits and chocolate on the nose. Grows in the mouth, over-carbonated. Roasted notes. sweet, fruity, chocolate flavored. Full body. Long dark chocolate finish. Dry tongue. Once the fizz is shaken out this is quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
On tap at Selezione Birra 2012, Rimini. Pours a very dark brown color with a nice brown head. Aroma is roasted with hints of wood and licorice. Taste is dark and roasted with cocoa, licorica and coffee. Soft carbonation. Maybe this one is a bit underattenuated in the aroma but everything else is top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5776) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours pitch black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma of red dark berries and light roasted malts. Taste is smooth with dark roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Dry bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1227) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2012
This beer looks stunning already when I pour it into the glass: the black liquid looks extremely viscous, it looks like thick oil! The large, creamy, brown head is long-lived and reduces to a decent layer after a long time, but fails to lace the glass noticeably. The aroma is heavy malty but not that sweet, there are burnt notes, strong coffee and wood. Also dark berries, I think I get some faint black currant, and deep down there is some chalk. Medium sweet taste, light acidic and a lovely, long-lasting, biting heavy bitter aftertaste. Is it also a bit salty? As the beer warms up it doesn’t really open up as much as a perfect imperial stout does, it stays more or less the same flavour wise. I get very little of the sweet dark fruits and berries that e.g. Nøgne Ø’s IS reveals when the temperature increases. It lacks a bit in complexity, but it’s still a very nice beer that I certainly would have bought again if it wasn’t for the ridiculous price (even by Norwegian standards).
[33 cl bottle, brewed in 2010, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5411) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2012
Bottled @ home, 33cl. Opens with a big tsssh, pours a dark beer with a huge brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolat, hint of bacon, some dark fruit. Little sweetness, medium bitterness. Soft slight creamy, bit high on carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4712) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
330 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with dense brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee and molasses. Flavor is sweet, medium roasted malt, mocha, coffee, chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and bitter. Nice balanced, good flavor, a bit lighter than expected for Imperial Stout, almost a bit Belgium Stout in style. Really nice anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11326) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
Boreft Beer Festival 2011. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, licorice and grassy hops. Licorice flavour with dark sugar and treacle, a fruity note and some hops in the finish. Has a bit thin feel to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4480) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
Flaske 0,33l. Medbrakt av Rune og delt med ham under sammenkomst i Skibotn 16 Sep 11. Svart. Kjempehøyt mokkafarget kremaktig skum av betong. Kaffe- og sjokoladearoma. Smaken i samme gate men med tillegg av lakris. Svakt syrlig ettersmak med tørr kaffe i avslutningen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5835) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2011
33cl bottle at klooster Thin off white head. Deep dark pour. Slightly sour stout taste. Nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of OleR. More or less black, with a big, creamy, tan head. Lightly peppery on the nose, but mostly roasted and chocolatey with some coffee and a touch of hoppyness. Dry, roasted mouthfeel, full-bodied. Coffee, chocolate and some hoppy bitterness. Lasting and dry. Really pleasant I think, could easily drink this every now and then. 111123

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