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RATINGS: 310   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdobbs (381) - 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 (3417) - 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 (2268) - 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 (939) - 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 (5705) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle poured a brown so dark it has a black hue w/ a dark brown medium frothy head. Big roasty aroma of molasses and coffee. Initial flavor is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter from the heavy roast. Tastes are molasses, brown sugar, espresso, and dried prunes. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and alcohol in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
This is one of the darker beers Iíve ever had. Itís almost syrupy. Lots of chocolate and coffee aromas. This one is almost too much to handle.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (366) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Rich, coffee and chocolate. Sweet smelling yet bold in taste. Not a great head, but good luck lacing. Smoothe and thirst-quenching.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Black color, no head. Acrid roasted malt smell. Tangy roasted malt flavor.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
Not my type of beer. Way too much of a coffee flavour for me. And it tastes thick like a smoothy.


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