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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 (1622) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2464) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
12 fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 21-04-2015.
BBD: 01/2016. Batch: ZBMIDS1.
In short: dry IStout.
Pours black with nice tan head, Moderate head retention, some lacing. Roasty, coffee, liquorice, plums nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is mild bitter, dry, coffee, some chickory notes, liquorice, dried fruits. Bitter and dry finish. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, salty licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and syrup. Taste is smooth, sweetish and roasty with hints of licorice, dark chocolate, syrup and coffee. Finish is smooth, sweetish and roasty with notes of licorice, dark chocolate and syrup. Pretty smooth and balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Woody coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Black with minimal head. Woody-earthy plum, coffee, chocolate, malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice body. Gets an extra point for being in a 12 ounce bottle. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7131) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Pours ppitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, malts, coffee, dark fruits, licorice, dark chocolate, some light alcohol. Medium body, average carboantion, light bitter finish with light warming alcohol. 150415

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Dark brown pour with a small brown head. Roast and a little bit of dark pitted fruit. Semi-sweet, but roasty too. Smooth and creamy texture. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bodega95 (85) - - APR 14, 2015
On tap at Biercap. Negra con una pequeña corona marrón. Algo de lacing. Balanceada, chocolate, maltas tostadas, sedosa. Muy agradable sin embargo no espectacular.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (1958) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2015
A pitch black beer, a head weak and dark brown. Aroma is great, liquirice, dark chocolate, some coffee and vanilla, low fruitful sweetness. Taste has intensive liquirice and salt liquirice, some roastiness and coffee. Full bodied, low carbonation, soy sauce drinkability not sticky. Warming in the throat. Great beer, balanced and liquirice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2528) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 10, 2015
Black color with a medium tan head with short duration, medium lacework. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, coconut and light vanilla. Flavor is roasty, notes of plumbs and ripe dark fruit, strong coffee taste and licorice. Light bitterness int eh final with medium duration, roasted notes. Creamy and smooth on palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (813) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 10, 2015
Negro opaco, espuma beis. Aromas de chocolate, melaza, tostados y herbáceos. Cuerpo medio -alto con iniciativa dúlceras de chocolate y melaza con final de amargor intenso y duradero tostado y resinoso.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1265) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 8, 2015
Caña en el sr don lúpulo de gijon. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscura poco persistente. Aromas y sabores intensos se maltas tostadas con cacaos y gran sensación alcohólica. Bastante buena, para repetir.


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