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RATINGS: 310   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a thick jet black color with a finger of chocolate colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, figs, chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted coffee, raisins, and figs, with a nice bitterness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a black oil slick color with no head, a thin mocha rim. Aroma is burnt coffee, chocolate, with light notes of dark fruit and port. Taste is much the same. A very tasty and drinkable Impy. Impressed by how well it hides the alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
Good standard imperiel stout, i get licorice, roasted notes and not much alcohol. Nothing special but a really good brew. i d buy it again

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting - London. Big thanks to K-Bird for this impy stout. Pours oily black with a fine, light brown cream head. Charred-roasted malt nose, some burnt marshmallow. Medium to big sweet flavor with cocoa, moderate roast, faint raisins and other dark fruits, light alcohol, char. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with further charred malts, light burnt meat, dark chocolate, burnt earth bitterness, dark sugars. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (759) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color with a thick brown head. Good well balanced hop, roasted malt with some sweetness. Not too bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
bottle, shared at bu11zeye tasting, dark brown pour , has a lot of waffles, chocolate malted milk balls,going on, nice finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6178) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick oil black pour with brownie, dark chocolate colored head, nice looking, thin and lacing. Aroma brought big notes of baker’s chocolate, espresso, green coffee bean, slight dark fruits, plums, figs, hints of a slight anise note in there as well, slight touch of roast. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, espresso, astringent coffee, bitter roast moving into slight dark fruits, anise, very slight molasses note, finishing fairly bitter, dry, more bitter chocolate. Very nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours dark with a ring of tan foam. Aroma is roasted chocolate and toasted malt. Taste is soy sauce, chocolate, roasted malt, and licorice. Light to medium body. Decent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
Deepest dark brown, almost black. A mocha head which dissipates quickly to leave a brown ring of lace. Probably served too cold, but strong aromas of plum, aniseed and coffee bean. Thick and milky, strong strong dark chocolate and coffee bean bitterness. Christmas cake fruits, plum, raisin and brown sugar, this is a real treat of a stout. The alcohol is warming, but not unpleasant, it lets you know it's there. The finish is warm and bitter, the thick milky body coats the mouth and leaves you wanting more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4567) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2013
I absolutely loved this. Looks great, has a thick black color with dark tan head. The flavor is chewy and thick, yet it doesn’t make you feel fat. I could drink this all the time. A home run.


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