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RATINGS: 407   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2013
12 oz bottle pours an oily pitch black with a dark brown, foamy head. Dark roast, chocolate, some sharpie marker, licorice, and a hint of DMS. Slick, oily mouthfeel. More licorice, red apple, some burnt wood in the flavor, with a warming alcohol burn going down. Decent but unspectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and airy. Rich malt. A little unsweet dark chocolate. Spicy licorice. Softish and semi dry finish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 big thanks to Ken for this one. Pitch black with a thin tan head that clears to a film. Nose is dark roast malt, touch lactose, liqourice, molasses, dark toffee, smidge of chocolate. Taste comprises roast malt, milk chocolate, toffee, brown sugars, touch lactose. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
bottle at chris0...deep black ... thin tan head ... darl chocolate roast ... dark malt nose ... heavy roast ... dark malts ... chewy roast ... dark and heavy ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5513) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
12 ounce bottle - inky black pour - fairly viscous - nose of caramelized sugars, smoke, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, light alcohol - thick, slick mouthfeel - fairly sweet burnt sugars in the flavor - some char, roast - smoke, vanilla, moderate bitterness - light acid and bitterness in the finish temper the relatively high sweetness - a decent imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Solid black with a decent chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate pudding, play doh, vanilla, chestnut. Thick and creamy mouthfeel, balance of sweet and bitter on the palate with a roasty bitter finish and a touch of booze. Taste is roasted almonds, cocoa, coffee, burnt sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
The nose has a bit of funk with smoked and roasted barley. The pallet has a bit of funk (wet blanket), bourbon and finishes with roasted barley. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Aromas of charred wood, ash and molasses. Appears opaque black with a creamy brown head. The char and molasses follow into the taste but are tempered by sweet dark chocolate and cherry and fig flavors. The texture is very creamy but the charred component and possibly the hops cut through that a bit. The alcohol becomes evident mid-sip but is well received given the heavy flavors and textures here. Finishes with more chocolate sweetness, charred wood and a lasting bitterness. Very good Imperial stout if maybe a little heavy on the roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3735) - 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

   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

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