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RATINGS: 384   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2539) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Very black, very thick tan head, recedes and leaves some thick tan clingy stuff. Nose is big and mostly chocolate with some plums. Palate is velvety and full and rich. Ends with a roasted feel. A bit strong , not the smoothest I have had but complex and full. Tastes include dark fruit, chocolate, a touch of coffee. Pretty good.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3485) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
355ml bottle, consumed in a gypsy wagon, 9.8%. ’Maximum durability’ is Feb 2015. So I guess this has exceeded its maximum durability…Black, small brown head. Aroma is molasses, ash, touch of yeast. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slighlty foamy. Taste is ash, espresso, treacle. Finishes with some salty liquorice and ash. It’s a big one. Very decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (1756) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 27, 2015
kindly shared by Jaghana. Couleur noire, aucune mousse. Nez chocolat noir, cremeux,note caramel et noisettes-fruits secs. Gout malt grillé, chocolat noir, café, réglisse, prune, assez cremeux, légères notes vanille. Fin longue amère, grillée et cremeuse. Un top!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alomtnez (202) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
Small brownish head with low retention. Very dark mahogany colour. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, prune and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, brownie, with toasted finish. Medium creamy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle 355ml, a dark beer with huge brown head and good retention. Nose is on roasted caramel, dark chocolate. Aroma is on roasted malt, licorice, light smoked notes, dark chocolate, vegetable notes, quite sweet, toffee, espresso notes, creamy. Finish has long roasted notes, medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1330) - GREECE - AUG 21, 2015
330 ml bottle by the pool thanks to Beerocker. Black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, licorice, cocoa, fruity like green apple. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with some chocolate addition, metallic coffee notes. Full oily body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (213) - Colton, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours black with brown ringed head. Aroma of Hershey’s syrup, oak, light cinnamon, marshmallow, coffee and caramel. Taste is same with slight whiskey heat, raisins, grenadine, and some smoke. The finish is a little brash with booze, and cough syrup-like grenadine. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, oily...with light carb.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5594) - 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 (2316) - 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 (702) - 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 (454) - 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


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