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RATINGS: 311   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2219) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Black with a brown head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, red wine, coffee, earthy, light bitterness. Strong flavor with a medium to full body and a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (648) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours black with no head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste is the same with some soy sauce. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1848) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
November 9, 2013 - bottle via trade. Black pour with limited head. Aroma was chocolate and roasted malt. Taste was consistent with aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2274) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, molasses and dark chocolate, moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast. Head is small, creamy turning wispy, brown with good lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is black. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a bit chalky in the finish and lightly alcoholic. Awesome looking, black as I’ve seen, and the aroma though not very complex, is dark deep and rich. Great Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1012) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Sloth, thanks man! Black pour with a small and thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruit, and port. Flavor is very similar with lots of coffee and cocoa notes. Abv is slightly noticeable but not overwhelming. Just a nice big, roasty classic impy stout!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (910) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Hmmm...love going against the grain. Not a huge fan of this heavy hitter, too much soy and astringency. Drinkable, yes, but no where near a top notch.

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 (392) - 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 (1769) - 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.


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