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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Poured black with a creamy tan head that left a thin layer lasting and good lace. Aromas of roast and chocolate. The flavor found chocolate, coffee, and roast. Medium body, creamy, and a chocolate and roast aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (356) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
12oz bottle. Aroma is dark, dry malt. Appearance is black with little head. Taste starts dry then rolls into dark malt. Palate is dark and dry. A good stout. Would buy at a bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mdcflacal (6) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
Nice dark color that keeps most light from passing through except at the edges. Thin head. Coats the glass nicely. Nice sweet malt and roast on the nose. Good viscous mouthfeel. Good balance of bitterness and residual sweetness. No hot alcohol. Overall I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. I think it’s an excellent representative of the style

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
A really nice stout. Pours black with dark tan head. Aromas of milk and lactose.... Chocolate too. Milk chocolate. This is very smooth. chocolate... Both of the milk and dark variety. Roasty and hoppy finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2142) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
Thanks cards04 for this one. Dark body with brown head and lacing. Milky aroma. Dark chocolate taste. Quality beverage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdobbs (352) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, smooth chocolate malt with nice piney and floral hops, licorice notes, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with nice floral hops, licorice notes, nice alcohol, light butterscotch fina

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours opaque black with a small brown head, aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, brandy, wood, flavor is sweet, burnt notes, nice smokiness, chocolate, brandy, wood, sticky, full bodied

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2161) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2/15/2012. From bottle. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Coffee, licorice, roasted malt aromas. Good balance, bitterness and texture. Excellent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (926) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottled. Pours oily black with deep red-brown head and medium carbonation. Smoky chocolate aroma with anise, pancake batter and dark fruits. Flavor leans similar with a nice bitter finish. Moderately balanced. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Black pour with a brown head. The aroma is full of light licorice with some chocolate and roasted malt thrown in. The flavor has some strong chocolate character as well as some roasted malt and some cream notes. Medium carbonation and thick mouthfeel.


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