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RATINGS: 373   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (723) - Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Jet black, dark tan fizzy small head. Abrasive, roasted malt aroma with maybe a hint of vanilla. Stout is very smooth, with some excusable alcohol burn on the finish. Taste is a little brash, simplistic, with some molasses, more alcohol, and some roasted malt... it almost seems a bit salty. Itís a very good, but not great stout.


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 arenít 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 (1364) - 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 (10663) - 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 (1270) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5248) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottla bomber at home split with Sarah. Traded with THeydon Bois. Opaque black coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Got legs. Aroma is dry roast coffee, milky coffee, some caramel, little toasted coconut, earthy edge. Flavour is sweet brown malts, milky coffee, bitter coffee, toasted cocnut, earthy. Maybe a little age. Some mellow smoke. Palate is full and relatively smooth, highish carbonation Lingering bitter roast with sweet caramel. Maybe a litle rough round the edges. Good boost.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevehill62 (8) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015 does not count
Lovely dark roasted colour. Anise on the palate. Delicious stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2243) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black pour. Deep roast. Chocolate, coffee and licorice. Very nice imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ home from the rot box. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, coffee, earth, prunes, and blackberries in the nose. Medium full body. Pretty well balanced- moderate high sweetness and bitterness. Lots of chocolate and dark fruit. The booze isnít too much. A little bit of pine. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (713) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAY 6, 2015
Pitch black with a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The nose is a marriage of fudge and toasted tree nuts Ė almonds and pistachios. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. The flavor furnishes a boatload of roasty bitterness flanked by lighter, sweet notes of caramel and chocolate.


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