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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Had this at the brewery 7/15. Probably the best beer they make. Love the color and mouthfeel. Very roasty. Pick this beer up

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
laxuaca (24) - - JUL 15, 2015
Rock’n’Roll, mamina del alma vaya fuegos d’artificio nel paladar, na boca na napia....aroma a torrefacto, sabor resinosin brutal, en paladar nun ye tan dura, pero presta el chocolate y el cafetín que dexa.......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Coffee, roasted aroma. Coffee, roasted, dark chocolate taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours jet black with a dense tan head that leaves lacing, very thick and rich. Chocolate syrup, creamy coffee, nutty, licorice, roasted grain aromas. Pretty dry overall, not too sweet, the hops aren’t too aggressive, the right amount of bitterness. Has notes of raisin, plum, and brandy. Soft carbonation, rich mouthfeel, full bodied, creamy and oily texture, bittersweet finish. Very nice, would repeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1945) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2015 Its been a challenging week. Had a sip of this and instalntly remembered......"geez, greg, life is good". Darkest beer I can remember pouring. Chewy cocoa. Tough to get better than this. Thx Ibrew2or3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2015
355ml bottle (?, Helsinki) (7:4+:7+:4:15-=3.7+)
Lovely lovely chocolatey aroma. Beautiful smooth full palate. Huge roast and tons of chocolate. Drinkability surprisingly good, not saying 9.8%. Lovely roasts, full and sweet, but not sticky. Fades nicely, the finish giving you a lovely memory of the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (2681) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice / Malta tostada, chocolate, regaliz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottla bomber at home split with Sarah. Traded with THeydon Bois. Opaque black coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Got legs. Aroma is dry roast coffee, milky coffee, some caramel, little toasted coconut, earthy edge. Flavour is sweet brown malts, milky coffee, bitter coffee, toasted cocnut, earthy. Maybe a little age. Some mellow smoke. Palate is full and relatively smooth, highish carbonation Lingering bitter roast with sweet caramel. Maybe a litle rough round the edges. Good boost.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevehill62 (13) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Lovely dark roasted colour. Anise on the palate. Delicious stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black pour. Deep roast. Chocolate, coffee and licorice. Very nice imperial stout.

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