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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4512) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2015
Flaske (batch 472) fra Vinmonopolet Verksgata, hjemme (på perm fra SUS): Viskøst siger den ut av flaske og danner et fint lysebrunt skum som holder seg. Dette er snadder, mørk konfekt av beste merke, fyldig så det holder, lekkert balansert og med en bitterhet som kompletterer inntrykket elegant. Lang, portvinsaktig og varmende avslutning. Jeg legger en ny kubbe på peisen og lener meg tilbake i godstolen. Den rette forberedelsen til morgendagens angiografi.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justin666 (120) - - DEC 10, 2015
Heavy aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is predominantly sweet chocolate that coincides well with a touch of bitter coffee in the aftertaste. Full body, soft carbonation. A good one!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike_77 (4935) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2015
Black with thin head. Strong aroma and flavour of heavily roasted almost burnt malts and a touch of coffee. Aftertaste is of bitter coffee and cocoa.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2051) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle from Bevmo. Ticks all the boxes. Sweet start, with bitter notes taking over for a long finish. Chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1642) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque black with a ring of tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1193) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle batch#472. Pours a viscous, black body with a dark tanned head that laces the glass well. Roasted malts with notes of coffee, chocolate, tar, leather and a bit of vinous fruityness, along with some well hidden alcohol. Lovely rich malty and roasty flavors. Coffee and chocolate are prominent and a nice sting from the hops as well. Makes for a great balance between the sweet alcoholic taste and the bitterness from roasted grains and hops. Lasting light sweet fruityness with lurking bitter coffee notes in the back. Full body with avg co2 levels and a velvety texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3073) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle @ Porterfestival 2015. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Fruity and roasted tones. Fruit, coffee, malt and hops. Full body with a roasted / dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (790) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Dark brown colour with smallish brownish head. Aroma has roasted malts, licorice, herbs, chocolate. Salty flavours, herbs, dark chocolate and herbs. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (10703) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
355ml bottle, batch number 472, bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. The oily pour reveals an espresso head slowly declining over a pitch black body. Clingy lacing. Confectionery nose, together with wood and dark bread. Coffee and grainy chocolate flavours, some dark spices and molasses. Dark fruity bitterness to a long-lived ending. Port impression. Warming and full bodied. Excellent sipper (Friday eve at home in Tromsø, 20.11.2015).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1467) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : black with a small tanned head. Aroma : liquoroce, dark chocolate, dark berries, smoke, ripe fruits, madeira. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.


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