RateBeer
overall
99
89
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1438) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bomber , with Zach , finally back.... pours a thick dark black pour with a thin java head. Nose is sweet chocolate with some coffee, quite pleasing. Taste is sweet chocolate with a little alcohol breaking through. Taste is velvety, thick and smooth on the palate. Finishes on the same chocolate sweet fruity notes with a moderately long duration. Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1394) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours black with a brown head and sweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet, nice big chocolate throughout with coffee, roasted malt, light alcohol and liquorice with a sweet, burnt, long finish. Delicious stout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted tar and soot aroma, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, some vinous notes, some cocoa. Roasted tar and cocoa flavor, coffee, ash, raisins, figs, dark chocolate, some licorice. Nice heavy imp with alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (313) - , California, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Aromas of nice sweet roasted malts that give of more Nutella than dark chocolate with some brown sugar in there too. Nice full body with a medium finish. Almost no booze at serving temp but after it warmed up about 10 min it started to kick in. Very enjoyable and I think bottle aging this beer for a year would make for very enjoyable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz from Argonaut Liquors in Denver, on April 4, 2014.
Black color, big frothy dark brown head that leaves lacing on the glass. Sweet, malty, roasted, some smoke, alcohol, berries scent. Sweet, roasted, some wood, char coal, hints of metallic taste. Roasted, ashes, dry, semi-bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle... Pitch black with a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The nose is a marriage of fudge and toasted tree nuts – almonds and pistachios. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. The flavor furnishes a boatload of roasty bitterness flanked by lighter, sweet notes of caramel and chocolate. Finishes deeply roasted with a kiss of toffee that hangs around a while. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for 14 months. Opaque, mahogany-black with a 2-finger brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, blackberries, molasses and roasted coffee. Taste of blackberries, roasted coffee, roasted malt, pine, light fruit, licorice, brown sugar and chocolate. Full/medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pour is motor oil black with a short lived milk chocolate head. Smell is sweet with chocolate and coffee with a hint of hops and booze. Taste is chocolatey sweet with a good note of coffee and spice. The bitter baker's chocolate really comes through with a faint hop profile and slightly boozy burn on the way down. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, true to the style. Really good imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (364) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Aroma of burnt sugars, malts, some minor coffee notes. Pours blacker than Satan’s heart with the darkest tan head I’ve seen. Wow. The taste. This is easily the freshest, tastiest stout I’ve had in a long time. The coffee notes are very subtle here with a big focus on the chocolates and brown sugars. Definitely not the most complex stout as other reviewers have noted, however the simplicity is really what makes this one great. Definitely does not taste like 9.8% abv (I honestly can’t even taste the alcohol) which could be a dangerous game during the summer with a few in the back yard!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Upon opening the bottle, an instant olfaction of dark chocolate, coffee, and roast malts filled my nose and made my mouth begin to salivate. Even looking at the dark black liquid fill the glass with a fat creamy of head made it more enticing. The flavor is robust with a rich dark taste of chocolate milk that leaves behind a bitter finish of chocolate. By far the best Mission beer I’ve come across so far.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 31


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50