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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2873) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle thanks to my brother for my birthday! Pours an opaque black with thin ring of tan lace that doesn’t really stick. Aroma was grant on the booze or of the gate, but as it warmed chocolate and roasted malt came out nicely. Taste was chocolate with no real hint of the booze, coffee as it warmed up. Nice, nothing crazy but definitely solid.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1220) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice / Malta tostada, chocolate, regaliz.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5015) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottla bomber at home split with Sarah. Traded with THeydon Bois. Opaque black coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Got legs. Aroma is dry roast coffee, milky coffee, some caramel, little toasted coconut, earthy edge. Flavour is sweet brown malts, milky coffee, bitter coffee, toasted cocnut, earthy. Maybe a little age. Some mellow smoke. Palate is full and relatively smooth, highish carbonation Lingering bitter roast with sweet caramel. Maybe a litle rough round the edges. Good boost.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevehill62 (8) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015 does not count
Lovely dark roasted colour. Anise on the palate. Delicious stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2238) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black pour. Deep roast. Chocolate, coffee and licorice. Very nice imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ home from the rot box. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, coffee, earth, prunes, and blackberries in the nose. Medium full body. Pretty well balanced- moderate high sweetness and bitterness. Lots of chocolate and dark fruit. The booze isn’t too much. A little bit of pine. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (704) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAY 6, 2015
Pitch black with a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The nose is a marriage of fudge and toasted tree nuts – almonds and pistachios. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. The flavor furnishes a boatload of roasty bitterness flanked by lighter, sweet notes of caramel and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2522) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
12 fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 21-04-2015.
BBD: 01/2016. Batch: ZBMIDS1.
In short: dry IStout.
Pours black with nice tan head, Moderate head retention, some lacing. Roasty, coffee, liquorice, plums nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is mild bitter, dry, coffee, some chickory notes, liquorice, dried fruits. Bitter and dry finish. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, salty licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and syrup. Taste is smooth, sweetish and roasty with hints of licorice, dark chocolate, syrup and coffee. Finish is smooth, sweetish and roasty with notes of licorice, dark chocolate and syrup. Pretty smooth and balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Woody coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Black with minimal head. Woody-earthy plum, coffee, chocolate, malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice body. Gets an extra point for being in a 12 ounce bottle. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7385) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Pours ppitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, malts, coffee, dark fruits, licorice, dark chocolate, some light alcohol. Medium body, average carboantion, light bitter finish with light warming alcohol. 150415


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