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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Light beige head which disappears quickly. Body is pitch black and oily. Nose is roasted malts with smocky hints. Taste is bitter, chocolate and very malty. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djoeye (3441) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
Look; brown top, black body. Aroma; coffee chocolate, dark fruits, some liquorice, prune and dates in notes. Taste; dark caramel, liquorice, roasted malts, ashy pruned, coffee, anise, vanills - finish has coffee, roasted malts, warmth. Palate; solid, smooth, fruity, sip friendly. Overall wonderful evening sipper, abv covered, tasty. [355ml br btl, 9.8%abv, BB.31.12.16 #472, B@Vinmonopolet]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours oily thick black with a big creamy dark tanned head. Lovely inviting aroma, weak roasted malts, dark red ripe fruits. Smooth creamy and oily mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet, dark caramel sauce mixed with roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate and bitter liquorice. Lovely sipper.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (277) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle, batch #472. Aroma is dark fruits, plum, coffe, cocoa. Black, small beige head. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, taste is plum, coffee, chocolate. Medium+ body, soft carbonation, long finish, some alcohol. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (389) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2015
0.33 flaske. Mørk med litt brun skum. Aroma kaffe litt sjokolade. Brent Malt kaffe sjokolade. Mektig med god smak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, bek, lakris og mørk sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris, mørks sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Bryne, Nydt@Hjemme.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@9,8%, Når@18.12.2015

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Acid303 (668) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - DEC 17, 2015
35.5cl bottle, served in Snifter. Pours black with small lasting tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, dried fruits and hints of smoke. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, biscuit and a slight touch of smoke. Very well balanced, and the aftertaste has a substantial amount of hops along with the roasty notes. Full body, perfect carbonation. That’s one of the best (if not the best), normal Imperial Stouts I’ve ever had. What a pleasure!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4747) - 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 (125) - - 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 (5304) - 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.


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