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RATINGS: 474   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1649) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2016
A surprisingly subdued aroma of chocolate and coffee, pours an ebony color with a lasting tan well laced head. Taste of plums, sherry and a hint of coffee. A lighter body with a fruity alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2016
Black body with a tiny, short-lived head that disparages completely, save for a flimsy ring of bubbles along the walls of the glass. Sweet, malty and strong aroma of chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, dark roasted malt, chocolate, dark caramel and chocolate. Some sweet generic and slightly overripe fruits in the back. Strong malty flavour of chocolate initially, which transforms into coffee in the long-lasting finish. Also too much alcohol, and hints of dark berries. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation, but the drinkability, or rather, the sip-ability is greatly reduces due to the sharp alcohol. All in all a lovely imperial stout, though.
[35.5 cl bottle, batch 472, enjoyed 10 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (920) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 12, 2016
Tasted from the tap on the 08/02/2016. Nice Imperial stout with rich and roasty aroma. Coffee and chocolate are present and well balanced.Next one please!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1359) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 1, 2016
Pitch black colored, small non lasting tan head. Aroma is malty, chocolate creamy spread, burnt sugar, some coffee and roasted malt. Taste is medium+ sweet burnt sugar, chocolate, nuts, Nutella, roasted malt, bit ashy, medium roasty bitterness, dry finish, lasting aftertaste, well hidden alcohol. Strangely enough, I don’t get much dark fruit. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Easygoing for the style. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duckboot (46) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2016
En god Impstout, men ikke helt der oppe slik at den får toppscore hos meg. Den burde ha litt mer humlebitterhet, og kanskje litt mer brentsmak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1920) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Pours dark brown with a cappuccino head. Aroma of dark chocolate, milk, coffee, alcohol. Flavour is medium sweet, a bit unbalanced, with a light bitter end. Medium to full body, light carbonation. So so...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
citydave (69) - - JAN 15, 2016
Drinkable. Less bitter than others I’ve had of the style, but it lacks anything to make it stand out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (4797) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2016
33 cl bottle, pitch black color- some foam and low carbonation. Medium/high aroma intensity ; licquer, licorice, coffee & choclate . Full body & medium/ high complexity . A little on the sweet side. Enjoyable- but taste of alcohol is too prominent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23426) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
Keg at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Dark brown, coarse beige head. Cranberries, cinnamon, menthe and red berries up front. Sweet with medium-full body and clean mouthfeel. Caramel and lingonberries, pepper and sugar. Mid bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aherbelste (74) - - JAN 10, 2016
Excellent Imperial Russian Stout. Maybe missing a little bit of thick texture. Overall, it fits in the genre.


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