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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37013) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20444) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - 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 ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15393) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting - London. Big thanks to K-Bird for this impy stout. Pours oily black with a fine, light brown cream head. Charred-roasted malt nose, some burnt marshmallow. Medium to big sweet flavor with cocoa, moderate roast, faint raisins and other dark fruits, light alcohol, char. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with further charred malts, light burnt meat, dark chocolate, burnt earth bitterness, dark sugars. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted tar and soot aroma, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, some vinous notes, some cocoa. Roasted tar and cocoa flavor, coffee, ash, raisins, figs, dark chocolate, some licorice. Nice heavy imp with alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 big thanks to Ken for this one. Pitch black with a thin tan head that clears to a film. Nose is dark roast malt, touch lactose, liqourice, molasses, dark toffee, smidge of chocolate. Taste comprises roast malt, milk chocolate, toffee, brown sugars, touch lactose. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Black in color with low carbonation and very little in the way of head formation. Heavy on the roasted malt with lots of licorice and coffee, maybe some molasses, too. The flavor has a nice burnt sugar flavor to it as well as some toffee and molasses sweetness. Quite a bit of roast with a bit of coffee to break up the sweetness of the beer.

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