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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2244) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
0,33l fles zwart met een bescheiden bruine kraag. Geur is donkere chocolade en ook caramel en hopjes. Smaak Haagse hopjes iets scherp met alcohol en een droppige afdronk. Body iets meer dan medium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1652) - Rome, ITALY - APR 1, 2016
Bottle in Rome-Italy, courtesy of Mortlach. Grazie Morty. :-) Pours black, incredible brownish cap. Nose: chocolate, dust, some leather. Mouth: clean, watery, fresh roast maltiness with a decent grassy bitterness. Just tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAR 25, 2016
Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, vanilla, chocolate, notes of fruit and hops

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2016
355 ml bottle, batch #472, from Vinmonopolet Verksgata, Stavanger. ABV is 9.8%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Roasty aroma, roast malts, coffee, hints of liquorice and dark bitter chocolate. Warming mouthfeel. Roasty flavour, with the same elements as in the aroma. A slight sweetness, fairly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (986) - NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Svart i fargen med brunt tykt skum. Lukter mørk sjokolade mørke frukter og noe salt.Fyldig med saltsmak. fin bitter avslutning

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2016
22oz bottle side by side with the bourbon barrel aged version. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is big chocolate notes roast malts plenty of coffee and did I mention chocolate. Taste is more of the heavy chocolate sweetness with a nice acid coffee and a ashy roast to help cut the sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle. Stormy, turbulent and indeed dark. Huge light brown head. Fragrant with coffee and dark chocolate notes. This drinks with a bit of an ashy aspect, a boozy dark fruit twirl riding on top. (#6148, 2/29/2016)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5222) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle shared. The beer is a near black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has green, vegetal, strong roast. Some toffee and caramel. Slick mouthfeel, low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is big roasted malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (1117) - NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
Flaske. Svart ,litt oljeaktig konsistens. Skumrand ,lite karbonert. Smaker mørkbrent malt,bitter kaffe og kakao. Aroma av tobakk,plomme og brent karamell.Ganske bra denne her


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