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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1408) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
opaque black with a thin but creamy grey/brown head. creamy very full body with medium carbonation. very heavy, but not oily or syrupy or coating

aroma: black roasted barley, soy sauce, raw mushrooms, port, char, nutty toasted or crystal malts, a bit of worcestershire, and a hint of black cherries.

taste: black malt, charred fruit, dark chocolate, some creamy sweetness (malto-dextrine?).

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2013
I absolutely loved this. Looks great, has a thick black color with dark tan head. The flavor is chewy and thick, yet it doesn’t make you feel fat. I could drink this all the time. A home run.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Chocolate aroma with a very nice port taste. Label is very true to actual taste. Does not pour much of a head at all. Dry finish. Fantastic brew!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
micahmarieaz (5) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
Although the head was somewhat lacking, the taste made up for it! There was a perfect balance of bitter, sweet, and smooth taste.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
laxuaca (24) - - JUL 15, 2015
Rock’n’Roll, mamina del alma vaya fuegos d’artificio nel paladar, na boca na napia....aroma a torrefacto, sabor resinosin brutal, en paladar nun ye tan dura, pero presta el chocolate y el cafetín que dexa.......

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ivyman123 (18) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Thick beige head. Strong, thick, chocolate/coffee smoky malts and boozy finish. Just about perfect.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
danrcook (25) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
This is the only imperial stout that can come close to competing with the Speedway Stout from Alesmith. Deep rich color with a toasted, nutty, malty finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (233) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours deep black, with a long-lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Nose is dark roast malt and chocolate. Taste is dark roast malt and dark fruit, with a long finish and slightly oily mouthfeel. Hides the alcohol well. A very good Imperial Stout.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Likesemdark (2) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
True to it’s name, Dark Seas is as dark as they come. The head was a very dark brown and the liquid itself looked like ink. From the initial pop of the top, I smelled that sweet unmistakable aroma of a true stout. The first sip satisfies in a way only a dark beer connoisseur would appreciate. Overall this is a great beer for all you stout drinkers.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2073) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2014
A nearly perfect Russian Imperial Stout. The only problem is a slightly soapy aftertaste. May be a fluke bottle.


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