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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
355ml bottle. Lot number 453. Poured black color, thin brown head. Tobacco, cold coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate in aroma. flavor has roastedness, ashy notes, strong coffee and vanilla. Smooth, rich, full bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (597) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
355 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black as night with a really thin brown head. Aromas of chocolate, mild coffee, liquorice. Taste is sweet, chocolate, liquorice, raspberries, maybe some coffee on the back. Aftertaste is long and sweet. Full body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10658) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
12 oz bottle. From alesbymail.co.uk.
This was behind my advent calendar door #19. Pitch black colour with a small mid-brown head. Roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate and mild alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, dessert wine and coffee. Very rich. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (2837) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Fat @ Ölrepubliken. I det närmaste helt svart öl med ett stort och långvarigt moccafärgat skum. I doften är det bara kaffe och mörk choklad. Mer komplext blir det i munnen, där choklad, kavring, mörk sirap, plommon och kaffe hittar fram till en slutprodukt som inte är något annat än njutbar. Gräddig munkänsla, stor kropp, en underbar sälta i avslutningen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5850) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at Three Sheets. It pours black with a light brown head. The aroma has nice notes of chocolate and graham cracker with lighter coffee. The flavor is graham cracker, coffee and chocolate. A tad harsh on the palate as the alcohol is pretty noticeable along with heavy roast. The finish is a bit clunky, but overall it’s a pretty competent imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4810) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2014
From a bottle from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thick, fizzy tan head. Smells like booze, chocolate, roasted malt, and some burnt coffee. Tastes like burnt coffee, burnt toast, ash, booze, and roasted malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours 10/30 thickness. Deep dark black much roasted malts right down to the core. Coffee and chocolate notes. Thick dense body plenty of malt flavor with hints of coffee and chocolate. Alcohol hidden nicely. Very enjoyable. For those who loves stouts this is a must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraun bis schwarz, schöner bräunlicher Schaum. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Vanille. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, röstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Vanille, gering alkoholisch, vollmundig, gut!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at Hamnmästaren, Malmö. Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light fruit and some coffee. Warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2877) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Forgive me as I go into pirate mode. Bottle be from Ales boy Mail. Blacker than the soul of Blackbeard pour with no head. Arrromas of licorice, dark roast coffee and dark chocolate. Flavours of coffee, molasses, black cherries, licorice toffee, black treacle and darrrk chocolate. It be as vinous as the finest rum from the Indies. Throat warming, velvety feel. Noice.

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