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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Brewed in the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Strong, chocolatety and aggressively hopped with finest English hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (691) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2013
22 oz bomber into a tulip. Bottle has no date indication but its a dusty bottle so a year or so of age? Pours a black body with a finger of dark mocha foam. Moderate lacing with weak retention. Has some alcoholic legs. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some cherries. Taste is heavy on the roasted malts with notes of chocolate and some cherries. Mouth feel is creamy and full bodied. ABV is very well hidden. Overall this is a really solid RIS that is demonstrating some light notes of oxidation. Really nice RIS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours black with tan head and good lace. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, slight alcohol, taste follows suit with aroma well with a burnt maltiness, warming sticky finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2013
Molasses, raisin, coffee, and a little grassy bitterness in the aroma. Strong flavor with caramel, nuts, chocolate, and a little smoke and wood. Coffee/chocolate bitterness in the finish. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9792) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of plum, raisin, roasted mnalt and light molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sweetish, malty and toasty with notes of cherry and berry underneath. The flavor was cherry and port wine followed by toasty malts and a bit of wood. Long almost roasty finish of cherry, port wine and wood. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
This poured a medium to darker brown color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was of chocolate, light roast, and some green hops. Flavor was velvety smooth, but a bit watery chiocolate, not much roasted bitterness, and some green hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours think but black with no head. Aromas of milk chocolate, cream, some roasted coffee. Taste is similar - smooth chocolate milkshake with some hops and roast. Thin mouthfeel is the only thing that detracts from this one. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1932) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Poured from 22 oz. bottle aged for 10 months. Opaque, near black brown with 4-finger rich brown head and absolutely stunning lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roast dark malt, coffee and some sweet dark fruit. Taste of sweet milk chocolate, dark fruit, cherry and dark roast coffee. A very nice balance of flavors. Medium body and light/medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2012
22 ounce bottle shared by Gillard, poured dark brown aromas of chocolate, dark fruit, light ash, and some earth. Flavors are the same, but extremly oxidized. Its a shame, was hoping that this would be a good one. Will have to find a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Opaque dark brown beer. Rich dark malt, lightly toasted and a little bitter. Palate is dry. Mild minerally hop flavours peeping through at the end.

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