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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12340) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle. Totally black, massive thick brown head with phenomenal retention, solid lacing. Aroma of intense dark cocoa powder and over-roasted coffee beans. Taste is rich dark chocolate, moderate spice, pepper, burnt espresso. Bitter finish. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, rye, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, rye, roasted malt, raisins, and graham cracker.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11259) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe as "most wanted". Pours thick and black with a dark tan smear. Aroma is very dark malt, but there does seem to be rye spice. It is oh so full bodied. Full bodied +. Flavor is dark thick treacle, with rye notes (what are notes? Ask Merlin). The flavors are so intense that my head reels. It’s like drinking liquid black bread. With treacle and the black bread is clearly rye bread. Deep breath. It’s frickin flavorful. I cannot comprehend this ale. So I had some beer before this one. Damn good thing. Sort of like vaccination. Doing this beer cold might be fatal! Ok. Enough fun.It’s a really heavy duty beer. If it were BA it would be super killer. If the bourbon would be detectable. Collapse in uproarious laughter at this point.

3.6
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Pitch black beer with a brown head. Malty chocolate aroma, roasted, cocoa, rye, oily, vanilla notes, some bitterness, figs, metal, raisins. Chocolate flavor, cocoa, hoppy, raisins, rye, figs, tar notes, metal, rather full bodied and with a pleasant chocolate finish with notes of metal, tar and vinous notes. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9284) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, herbal, somewhat bitter, dark chocolate, fig, dark fruity aroma. A bit goopy, dark chocolate, light caramel, licorice, slightly sweet, a touch boozy, fig flavor. Carbonation is a bit low. Pretty tasty but not my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Zhukov-black pour with a tiny, creamy, light brown head. The deeply roasted nose is a mélange 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Dark brown pour, brown head. Toasty flavors, some coffee, plums, light smoke. Good but not incredible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8594) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with brown head. Nose and taste of rye, roasted chocolate, chocolate bread, toasted wood and toasted nuts. medium body. Slightly dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
651mL thanks to savnac. Ink pour with small Martian red foam. Nose is weaker. Small soy but muted overall. Taste is mega mega bitter and super dry. No creaminess. Very sharp and ashy to the max. A bit disappointed. Too abrasive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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