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RATINGS: 276   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, tart notes, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130331]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap. Pours dark roasted malty and liqourice. Bitter and liqourice flavoured. Dark chocolate and roasted dark malty. Bitter and roasted malty. Dark malty and chocolate, light liqourice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Tap @ Hopping Pig, San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, vanilla, chocolate, notes of fruit and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and airy. Rich malt. A little unsweet dark chocolate. Spicy licorice. Softish and semi dry finish. Fine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
bottle at chris0...deep black ... thin tan head ... darl chocolate roast ... dark malt nose ... heavy roast ... dark malts ... chewy roast ... dark and heavy ...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light coffee, and dark fruit. Flavor of chocolate, raisins, port, plum, raisins, and toffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some molasses/caramel, roast, plum/raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa, vinous/plum, some roast, burnt, port. Smooth medium-full body -- alcohol noticeable but not unwelcome. Altogether a very nice take on the style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12oz bottle-hint of a brown ring-black with sheeting. A-licorice/anise/molasses-dk malt. T-licorice/anise/molasses-dk malt with a nice bite.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours very black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is dark malt, dark fruit, with hints of treacle and coffee. Full bodied. Flavor is dark fruit, smooth dark malt, light coffee and a treacle note. Very smooth. Creamy, with a finish that seems woody and nearly dry. Quite tasty.


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