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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
Thick pour small head dark colour mild carbonation aromas caramel dark chocolate and coffee molasses like note fruit liquorice vanilla the flavours raisin roast coffeee dark chocolate fruit liquorice caramel sweetness really smooth an oily taste the finish fine alround tasting imperial good mix of tastes best aftertastes caramel liquorice sweetness liger nicely bitter taste enjoyable imperial

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
pours black with a medium brown head. This beer is sweet and tastes of raisins and other dark fruits, it has a nice roasted flavor and hints of bourbon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (910) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 19, 2013
The pour is a deep dark black wit a very thin mocha head that fades into some spotty lacing. The aroma is a delightful blend of roast and something semi-sweet. The flavor has a very nice complexity and the body is thick and chewy as a beer that’s close to 10% should. This is certainly a Russian Imperial and does not disappoint!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1300) - - MAR 15, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. A pleasant surprise. Big stout with a smooth full palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eros47 (49) - Huntington Park, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
This is a great stout. The aromas consist of chocolate, liquorice, dark fruits, and just a bit hops. Tastes just like it smells. Pitch black with a tan/brown head that stuck around and left some decent lazing. Awesome brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (582) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours a solid black with a short brown head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and some bourbon. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, and dark malt up front, with a bitter middle and slightly spicy aftertaste and mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tap at George Keeleys.. Pour is dark black with a nice tan head. Bitter chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, roasted malts on the nose. Taste is a nice balance between sweet and bitter.. the sweetness of dates/prunes and the bitterness of chocolates and light coffee. Slightly oily in mouth. Nice liquorice aftertaste. Interesting stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2151) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Serious big beer. Poured at a good temperature with a small, brown head that soon settled to a swirl and a ring and no lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is roast, cocoa, molasses, new leather, malt, and dark ripe fruit. Flavor’s similar to nose with cocoa coming out more along with bitterness that is just balanced by sweet and tang. Body is full and has the bitter points slightly rounded off. Finish is remarkably moderate in length and fairly easy. Alcohol is tamed. Very good brew!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (188) - Pacifica, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
A: Very dark brown, borderline black. Half an inch head that's a light brownish/reddish color. No lacing and no long lasting retention. S: Strong aroma of chocolate and a hint of malt. T: Chocolate notes aren't as strong at first, then they totally surprise you in the end. Taste some malt and a slight bitterness in the end. M: Somewhat heavy feeling. Not a long lasting taste, but I can feel the weight of the beer in my mouth. O: Not a bad stout, but I was hoping for more. Enjoyed the aroma and taste, but not the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2013
12 oz. Opaque with a small spit of creamy bubbles. Aroma is cookie dough, espresso, blackberry, light citrus and herb. Taste is milk chocolate, evergreen resin, dark fruit, espresso, oats, light tart berry with cream, soy sauce and peppery citrus zest. Medium-heavy body is soft and smooth, with a medium carbonation and dryish with well hidden abv.


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