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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1753) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9562) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie. Consumed at home Saturday 21st November 2015 Pitch black, shark eye black, with a film of beige head, there was probably a much larger more impressive head, however I was too busy cooking my African Stewed Beef with Peanut Butter so the head had largely disappeared by the time I got to. Thick and rich in the mouth, really rich, you can pick out vanilla and chocolate, mmhhh...it’s like an ice cream. Sweetish, a little creamy it’s lovely. Good beer, not spectacular, but good. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABS (908) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Lillemarkens. Pours very dark brown. Some dark brown head, which quickly disappears. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Dark chocolate. Alcohol. Very smooth mouth feel. Thick body. Bitter and dry ending. Soft to flat carbonation. Coffee, dark chocolate, plum and vineous flavours. Cocoa, hint of vanilla. Very good. I was beginning to give up on imperial stouts, as I feel most of them are severely overrated, but this one has restored some of my faith. Well done Mission.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (916) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
Svart med brunt skum. Medium høyde. Aroma av røstet malt, kakao og noe kaffe. Mildt av lakris. Litt anonym. Flust av kakao samt noe kaffe og lakris i smaken. Bitter ettersmak. Medium/tykk konsistens, lavt karbonert. God.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3148) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2015
Svart med fingerhøyt brunt skum. Siste tre cm var en tykk grøt. Lukter mørk sjokolade, kakaopulver, mørke frukter og lakris. Fyldig. Smaker salt, lett bitterhet, noe dyp fruktsødme. Middels lang.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Sentrum. Kullsort. Høyt mokkafarget skum. Ganske tett. Tynn tett lacing. Beskjeden - men god - aroma av sjokolade. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken litt tilbakeholden. Svakt sjokoladepreg før alkoholen slår gjennom som tørrhet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (839) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
Fles gekocht @Kaapse Brouwers. Mooi zwart bier met kleine schuimkraag. Aromas van gebrande mout, chocola, koffie, gedroogd fruit. Dit komt ook volop in de smaak terug. Deze heeft een heerlijke bittere afdronk met koffie en chocolatonen. de textuur is olie-achtig. Prachtige RIS!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9163) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2015
355ml. Noire, col blanc-cassé, moka, huileux au verre. Arôme offre un bouquet de stout impérial américain dont le caractère grillé et chocolaté ressort bien mais restant moyen avec une pointe de noisette, et un café presque renforcé au niveau des malts. Palais est réchauffant, montre de suite son niveau alcool. Grillé, pointe de caramel et un renfort épicé tirant sa force des houblons tout comme l’amertume qui reste modéré - citronnée. Léger côté fruité noir, sec avec un fini cendre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Black with tan head. Good lacing. Roast, chocolate, cinnamon bun and leather. Thick, sweet and sour, spicy, dry, earthy and spicy. Overall: Nice. The dry and spicy finish is excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4103) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
At Craft & Draft. Dark oily pour. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cacao and cream. Taste is thick, with heavily roasted malt, cacao, coffee, mild licorice, bitters and a sticky mouthfeel. Nice ris.


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