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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Alaskaís Most Wanted Series.

First brewed as part of our 2011 World Tour series, MOSCOW Rye Russian Imperial Stout is a hefty, opaque black liquid that pours slowly and soulfully into your snifter. A high percentage of spicy rye and roasted dark malts create a dense, chewy yet elegant winter wonderland of flavors. And from AK we say: Let it SnowÖin Moscow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (3879) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance that poured like jet fuel - pure black and slow like motor oil (couldíve sworn I heard the "glug, glug, glug" of the beer pouring out); small super tan/slightly brown colored slim looking head, light speckled all over the place lacing. The smell had a roasted cocoa with a spectacular dose of coffee aromas coming through, I believe Iím also getting some anise - ?? maybe. The taste had a roasty sweet and ever so slightly bitter cocoa/coffee flavoring with the anise just a tad stronger than before. There is some alcohol in the taste, but I realize Iím having a 11% beer from the growler 3 days after it was put into the growler; super sweet sticky aftertaste (holy coating of my lips, donít think Iíve ever had any beer so sticky). It had somewhat of a dry sweet cocoa finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium to heavy, yup this beast is a sipper (donít try to dominate this beer, youíre stupid if you attempt) in other words thereís no such word as sessionable for this beer. Carbonation is fairly smooth for an RIS - good for the style and for me. Overall, big wow from me, though I didnít get the "rye" thatís described, I really like this beer; next time I have this Iím really hopiní to have it next to Old Rasputin just to see which one I actually like better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2520) - JAPAN - APR 24, 2014
Twas lovely, if lacking the complexity that one yearns for. Chocolate, spicy, chalk, roast. Balanced sweet and roasty. Liquorice, dark chocolate and some light soy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Zhukov-black pour with a tiny, creamy, light brown head. The deeply roasted nose is a mťlange of charcoal, worn leather and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The flavor is straight-up rich, bittersweet fudge with a chocolaty finish. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
22 oz bottle picked up in San Francisco last June shared with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized dense khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, meaty smoke, dark fruits and a hint of spicy rye. Solid offering from these guys, but Iíve had better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle with Chris, Ray, Jay. Pours black with mocha head and spots of lace. Aroma is bruised, over ripe banana, roasted barley, smoke. Medium to full body with a well concealed abv. Bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Smoke, molasses, cherries, very dry, bready on the palate, no booze, great beer. Itís a little.more dry than I would like but it still a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (3014) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottled from Decicco. Poured an ultra-viscous deep black motor oil. Slow forming dark tan head. Deep roasted malt and dark chocolate aroma. Rye notes, a bit of bourbon & vanilla as well. Chewy and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Backlogged rating: Bottle share, Poured near opaque, small head, good oily legs. Heavy roast, chocolate, walnuts, espresso, leather, tobacco, blackened rye and dark fruit overtones. Lush sweetness countered by husky rye, bitter coffee and resiny hops. Very drinkable and ashy slightly boozy finish. I liked this, would love to have a bottle of my own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. A: Poured so thick, it was almost like it didnít want come out of the bottle. Big mocha head that dies away. Leggy bastard. N: Rye, cocoa, alcohol, metallic nature. Coffee, roast. Big, big, rye bread nature. T: Spice from the rye. Malt sweetness thatís cloying. M: Thick and oily. One of the best bodies Iíve had in an RIS which is unfortunate given the rest of its features. O: Decent. I apparently have far too high of a standard, but I wouldnít have this one again. Itís extremely sweet and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
bottle, pours pitch black and thick, nice thin head, good malty, roasty nose. light and drinkable for as dark as it is. crisp dry finish.

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