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RATINGS: 319   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31626) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap. Pours dark roasted malty and liqourice. Bitter and liqourice flavoured. Dark chocolate and roasted dark malty. Bitter and roasted malty. Dark malty and chocolate, light liqourice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Tap @ Hopping Pig, San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, vanilla, chocolate, notes of fruit and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6707) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On tap at Barcade Jersey City with Paul. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast, chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied, big roast, sweet cocoa. Chocolate, light alcohol, warming and delicious. Smooth roast and cocoa. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2287) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2012
dark and sweet with licorice and alcohol. full body with light brown head. a bit of roasted coffee. from the taps at Brickwall, Asbury Park N.J.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2012
A nice black pour with some coffee and chocolate notes in the aroma. It really comes through. Sweet and dark chocolate flavor with some alcohol but well placed. Very good imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a brown head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, a light nutty sweetness, and lighter coffee notes. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2012
12oz bottle pours very dark with dark brown head. The aroma offers up black licorice mixing with dark rasted malts, some molasses and a faint toffee like note. Wow, I’m digging this flavor with its dark roasted malts, black licorice, some molasses covered chocolate brownie and then rolling into burnt maltiness. This is rich and yummy and but ends a little under whelming for the style as it is thin and picks up a touch of malt astringency. Over all a very tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (712) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2012
Pours a very dark brown and has a generous tan head to boot. Big rich coffee nose, but lacks a little viscosity. Initial impression is that it is a little thin on the palate, but I had to review this as it took awhile for it to open up.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Black color with tan sheen. Deep roast, chocolate, tobacco aromas. medium bodied. Astringent tobacco, dark fruit, mild chocolate flavors...bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4161) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
12 oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured a velvety smooth, viscous, pitch black under an average sized dense foamy dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate syrup, dark chocolate, dark fruits, slight hint of sherry, burnt toast and wet old coffee grinds. Fuller smooth bodied that has light carbonation, however what carbonation is there comes off as very bubbly and stingy that is slightly distracting, a decent amount of alcohol heat on the backend and a lingering aftertaste that borders on more of an alcohol burn than an actual flavor. Flavors of coffee and cream, some burnt toast, coffee grounds, bakers dark chocolate, burnt malts, vanilla extract and dark fruit skins. This is pretty solid, I like it.


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