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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Brewed in the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Strong, chocolatety and aggressively hopped with finest English hops.

daboskabouter's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, - JAN 4, 2008
Very black colour with a fading dark tan coloured head. The nose is alcoholic with brown sugar. Slightly acidic smelling actually. The body is expresso, raw coffee bean and warming immediately. A tongue drying stout with hops that just donít work that well for this stout. Thereís just a touch of plastic and acidity around the finish as well. A bit too many things going wrong here to make this a good imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (70) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
.5Bomber. Pour is very dark with good lacing. Head is a light beige and rather thin. Aromas of dark fruit ( prunes) and anise. Burnt coffee and bitter chocolate dominate on the palate. Subtle hints of molasses and cherries combine with a little hops to make a fine offering. 9.5%abv blends well with all the flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Tap @ Barcade w/ Erica. Pours near black. Good smooth chocolatey body with notes of cocoa and caramel. Very chewy mouthfeel, awesome. Bit of hop bitterness. Big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
650 ml bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a virtually black dark brown with large, creamy beige head. Aroma is roasty, black maltiness with lots of coffee and some anise. Flavour is charred malt with strong coffee, anise and slight hints of dark fruit. Medium-full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle @ home via the olí rot box. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Burnt roasted malty nose with chocolate, some char, smoke, light coffee, and a fair amount of anise. Medium full body. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. More anise, piney hops, and dark chocolate in the flavor. Fairly smooth. Not sure Iím crazy about the flavor but itís ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Black pour with a frothy light tan head. Roasted malt, a bit of coffee, and a bit of sweet stone fruit in the nose. The flavor is a bit sweet up front followed by black coffee, a slight burnt note, and a very little dried dark fruit in there. Lighter body than I was expecting. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smitty137 (1) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
This northeastern stout was absolutely delicious. There was just the right amount kick for a craft beer and I wish the bottle was just a little bit bigger. :-) I'll have to grab a few more bottles the next time I'm in The Syracuse area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
06-Mar-14 (22-oz bottle: Obtained in trade with shadey, thanks Shane!)
Several years old, this beer is still quite solid. It pours a black body with half an inch of dark-tan head that settles to a ring. The aromas are dark and pungent, showing tobacco, charred meat, prune, and chocolate, leading to flavors of dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, cigarette ash, burnt toast, prune, and coffee, with medium sweetness thatís balanced by medium, lingering bitterness. The beer is medium-full in weight, medium in carbonation, and finishes relatively dry for pretty good drinkability. Overall, quite enjoyable and itís held up very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Springlicker. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of fudge brownie, roast chocolate, coffee, black licorice and earthy chocolate. Medium body. Dry old licorice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gluepot (456) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
head is an attractive dark tan on a black body. The nose has some coffee and chocolate with a hint of bubble gum and some whiffs of something medicinal. The taste has bittersweet chocolate, a thick maltiness, coffee and a hint of cherry and other dark fruits. There is more effervescence than you would expect in a Russian imperial stout, which blunts many of the taste elements.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is some smoke and a bit of toasted malts. Taste is some burnt wood, chocolate malts and a fair amount of bitterness in the back end.

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