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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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The ancient legends that abound the Russian Imperial Stout of yore are filled with tempestuous romance, sinful thievery, and scurvy, too. So highly regarded was this historic recipe, the Russian Kings tried to keep it all to themselves. They failed. Today we bring you our own dastardly dark version, with a rich and roasty aroma, notes of plum and port and a velvety texture so luscious it just might make a grown man weep.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
On tap at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas NV. Pours black with a thick brown head. Tastes of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Super creamy and fantastic on the palate. Wow!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Black with a light brown head. Roasty aroma, a bit burnt, with coffee beans and dark chocolate. Roasty burnt flavor with coffee and a bitter finish, roasty, hoppy, a bit herbal. Rather full-bodied, kinda silky.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1302) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
Pours totally black with a black head. Aroma is malt, roasted notes, caramel, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and some hops. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a roasty finish. Good one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2419) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Awesome imperial stout on tap at the brewery in san diego, dark, chocolate, malts, rich, creamy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1000) - Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Deep in color with a matching dark foam. Head smells like chocolate and dust. Dies down quickly. Nice roasted malt flavor with sticky red and purple fruits in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2618) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, brown head, with slight lacing, over a clear brown black (SRM 35) body......nose is heavy roasted malts, with chocolate dominating coffee, light dried fruits, including plum, raisin, hints of toffee/caramel, light hop spice....taste is heavy chocolate, lighter coffee from the roasted malts, light plum, raisin, berries, brown sugar sweetness, leading to a moderate, earthy, spicy hop lingering, bitter, finish....mouth feel thick, creamy, quite sticky, minimal astringency, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds to creamy sensations. This is a huge, rich, nicely balanced example of this heavy style. It is a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum, which could be balanced by a bit of umami. BJCP 9/3/16/5/8

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Black with rich thick brown head. Creamy robust roasted malts barely any coffee an excellent non barrel aged ris. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (180) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Pitch black pour. Very thin tan head. Big and complex. Lots of flavor. Oily mouthfeel. Smooth though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReverendMoon (141) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bomber, near room temp (chilled for just a couple hours). The first actual thing that happened when I poured this beer and saw its color and head was me unconsciously saying "wow, oh my god." It is that rich and impressive. Tastes and smells of coffee and chocolate, immensely satisfying. Really glad I decided to pick this up. Great SoCal beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2784) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
The aroma is coffee, chocolate. The appearance is dark black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, licorice, coffee, cream, roast, very nice. The finish is sweet, then roasty, and pine. Medium/thick to thick in body. Very good.


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