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RATINGS: 323   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl. - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber, Pours a inky black with a slight purplish tint and a thick sticky mocha colored head. Aroma has some earthy potting soil, a hint of creosote. Flavor is full bodied and not overbearing. Nice chocolate undertones, touch of espresso, some potting soil and a hint of creosote. Silky smooth creamy mouthfeel. Mission is solid again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4030) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle @ home, thanks Vaiz!! Aroma is huge roasty liquorice, big molasses, roasty malt, coffee, mocca, some fruity and yeasty notes. Flavour is big roasty creamy chocolate bitterness, quite dry but very long lasting. Bitter roasty malt, ashy notes, this and that, great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2509) - 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 (662) - 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 (1900) - 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 (2324) - 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 (1068) - 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 (938) - 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 (415) - 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


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