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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Alaska’s 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 Snow…in Moscow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a inky black hued body with a large and retentive brown head that leaves great lace. Aromas are strong with tobacco, earthy, spicy and bitter chocolate. Freshly baked bread, moderate esters. Flavors are astringent and ashy, tobacco, bitter chocolate. Well hidden alcohol. Not sweet despite the massive body. Viscous and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bomber into a tulip. Pours black with medium brown head. Nose is tobacco, roast, rye. Flavor is rich with bread, ash, roast - not all that sweet. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for an imperial stout. Overall average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2013
22 oz. bottle, Alaska’s Most Wanted- Pours inky black with a forced very small dark tan head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is the typical dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, maybe rye. The taste is chocolate milk, creamy as hell, roasted malts, milk duds. Body is very thick, it feels like ink in my mouth, carbonation is low. Overall this is smooth, very drinkable, no harshness at all, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (597) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2013
Always like to try stuff from this fearless brewer. This was a bomber of the 2013 release. Pours black and thick, with a brown head that has fades quickly. Aroma is really nice dark chocolate, malt, vanilla dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor does not live up to the intensity of the aroma, however. It is mainly relatively subdued roasted malt, hints of dark chocolate, and maybe I get some rye; not really so sure about that. Very balanced. Mouthfeel is slightly thick and velvety, I like it. Carbonation is low. Finish is moderately sweet with all the flavors holding up for a while. Overall this is good, but I guess I was expecting to be more impressed, especially for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Thick, oily, opaque pour. Enjoyed 3/23/13. Dark coffee crema fading head and no lacing. Molasses, coffee, caramel, and a touch of vanilla on the nose. Chewy palate, complex taste following nose with definite umami qualities. Rye not particulary noticeable. Very good with both chiles enogados and salted chocolate. Great RIS....glad I have another in the cellar...plenty of life left in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a small ring of brown head. Aroma of deep roasted malt, soy sauce, cocoa nibs and subtle rye. Flavour is incredibly dense, full of deeply roasted malts, pungent rye and some burnt espresso notes. There are some caramel and soy sauce notes in there as well. Super dense and an all out assault on the palate. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
The beer is black with a thin beige collar. The aroma is roasty, ashy, smoky, with a bit of charred malt. The rye character is lost, for the most part. The flavor is bold and aggressive. Full bodied with some alcoholic heat in the finish. Heavy roast and char flavors. A touch of chocolate. Overall, this was a robust stout that was dominated by char and roast, and while these flavors are enjoyable, they overrun the rye component and other more subtle attributes of the beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-03-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malt and licorice dominate the nose. Subtle rye spiciness, dark fruit, burnt sugar, coffee, and cocoa powder aromas are also present. Tastes mostly of roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. Somewhat bitter, a little bit of rye, some burnt sugar, licorice, and cocoa powder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Huge thanks to Tnudish for this rare Midnight Sun tick. 22 oz. bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip. A: Pours a dark dark black. Did I mention it’s dark? Light wouldn’t even go through a thimble of this stuff. A very deep brown head forms on the pour and it recedes to a thick dark ring that leaves sheets of lace on the glass. S: Light rye spice up front with toasted malts, raisins and figs and deep dark chocolate. T: Nice rye and wheaty spice up front with heavily roasted malts, some anise, and heavy dark fruit with raisins and fig in the mid palate. As it warms more of the dark chocolate comes out with just the slightest bit of char as well. M: Heavy and chewy with an oily and viscous mouthfeel. The carbonation is medium to low, but it has enough to keep you the beer interesting on the palate. O: This beer was delicious. Heavy and viscous just like an IRS should be with a incredibly complex flavor profile. I really enjoyed this beer and would drink it regularly if it wasn’t so rare! Chalk up another winner to MS. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-16-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
A 22 ounce bomber shared by Mike. Notes of chocolate, raisin, prune, oily, leather, coffee nibs. A big delicious beer. Thanks Mike.

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