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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.


TheShepherds' rating

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bit of a yeasty aroma. Nice dark appearance with a nice dark caramel head. Very nice taste. Incredibly thick, creamy and smooth.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at Three Sheets. It pours black with a light brown head. The aroma has nice notes of chocolate and graham cracker with lighter coffee. The flavor is graham cracker, coffee and chocolate. A tad harsh on the palate as the alcohol is pretty noticeable along with heavy roast. The finish is a bit clunky, but overall it’s a pretty competent imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2438) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2014
From a bottle from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thick, fizzy tan head. Smells like booze, chocolate, roasted malt, and some burnt coffee. Tastes like burnt coffee, burnt toast, ash, booze, and roasted malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours 10/30 thickness. Deep dark black much roasted malts right down to the core. Coffee and chocolate notes. Thick dense body plenty of malt flavor with hints of coffee and chocolate. Alcohol hidden nicely. Very enjoyable. For those who loves stouts this is a must try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8256) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraun bis schwarz, schöner bräunlicher Schaum. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Vanille. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, röstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Vanille, gering alkoholisch, vollmundig, gut!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at Hamnmästaren, Malmö. Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light fruit and some coffee. Warming alcohol in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Forgive me as I go into pirate mode. Bottle be from Ales boy Mail. Blacker than the soul of Blackbeard pour with no head. Arrromas of licorice, dark roast coffee and dark chocolate. Flavours of coffee, molasses, black cherries, licorice toffee, black treacle and darrrk chocolate. It be as vinous as the finest rum from the Indies. Throat warming, velvety feel. Noice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1070) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a small brown head and a little bit of lace. Aroma is strong roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, licorice, some wood like notes and tobacco. Flavour is roasted malts, cocoa, licorice, coffee and tobacco.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (786) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma is fig, deep deep chocolate and mocha. Slight roastiness and rich malts. Taste is similar to aroma with very chewy mouthfeel with chocolate, raisins and molasses dominating the senses. Finishes with slight bitterness and surprisingly almost no liquor snap for a 10% beer. Appearance is jet black with a beige head that retains fairly well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass: Meeium sized dark beige to light brown head. Pitch black beer. Aromas of bay leaf, meat, roast, dark chocolate, malt and some wood roast, fresh wood roast, (sweet) coal, liquorice. Classic! Flavour has loads of roast with a good amount of bitters, coffee, herbal roast, wood and malt roast, some coffee, some bay leaf, some light liquorice, tar, coal, blackest liquorice extracts.. Heavy but good! Aftertaste is bitter, roast, liquorice, dark chocolate, malt roast and some sweet tar. Low carbo, creamy almost silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy texture. Another awesome no nonesense Imperial Stout! Very good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3548) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
On tap at The Flying Dog in Stockholm. Smell of chocolate, coffee and dark malts. Similar taste, roasted with toasted sugar. Allot flavour. Well balanced with a nice sweet taste.


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