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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1753) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bomber from Discount. Pours an opaque black with a chocolate milk head. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma has baker’s chocolate, licorice and chocolate liqueur. Taste is of sweet brown sugar, expresso, bittersweet chocolate and lactose. Slightly rough and hints of alcohol. Nice combination of bitter and sweet after beginning more like a sweet stout. Solid base. Finishes with some length, and very bittersweet. A very, very nice roasty chocolatey stout with a lot of strength.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5515) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with an exceptionally dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong toasty malts, anise, whiskey, chocolate syrup, marshmallow and floral hops. The flavor was anise, whiskey, wood, chocolate syrup, marshmallow, port wine adn crisp floral hops. Intense and strong flavors. Long finish. Full body - thick and creamy. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Black with a super deep head. Aroma is intense dark malts, dark fruit, molasses, licorice, and booze. Full body. Bitter finish. Lightly burnt. Real nice impy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (614) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2015
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 15/07/2015 BBD: 01/2016. Batch: ZBMIDS1. Color negro, espuma blanca, aroma chocolate, cafe, sabor torefacto, cafe lupulo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (451) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Had this at the brewery 7/15. Probably the best beer they make. Love the color and mouthfeel. Very roasty. Pick this beer up

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Coffee, roasted aroma. Coffee, roasted, dark chocolate taste. Medium to full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours jet black with a dense tan head that leaves lacing, very thick and rich. Chocolate syrup, creamy coffee, nutty, licorice, roasted grain aromas. Pretty dry overall, not too sweet, the hops aren’t too aggressive, the right amount of bitterness. Has notes of raisin, plum, and brandy. Soft carbonation, rich mouthfeel, full bodied, creamy and oily texture, bittersweet finish. Very nice, would repeat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1391) - Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2015 Its been a challenging week. Had a sip of this and instalntly remembered......"geez, greg, life is good". Darkest beer I can remember pouring. Chewy cocoa. Tough to get better than this. Thx Ibrew2or3.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10846) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2015
355ml bottle (?, Helsinki) (7:4+:7+:4:15-=3.7+)
Lovely lovely chocolatey aroma. Beautiful smooth full palate. Huge roast and tons of chocolate. Drinkability surprisingly good, not saying 9.8%. Lovely roasts, full and sweet, but not sticky. Fades nicely, the finish giving you a lovely memory of the taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1307) - 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.


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