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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, - APR 29, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a small and rapidly diminishing dark tan head. Earthy, savoury malt mixes with plum, liquorice and faint alcohol in the aroma. Mild herbal hops up front are soon overcome by smooth plum, which leads into a rich blend of port, faint liquorice and bittersweet dark chocolate. A mild Scotch whisky flavour comes in at the finish, which leaves a warming aftertaste. This is very fine imperial stout, with the rich, full body and subtle complexity that the style demands. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8472) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6978) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2846) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bodega95 (82) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (1938) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2495) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (783) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1244) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
(Bottle, 0.355 l - no BBE info found easily, at Tommyknocker, Helsinki, 20150403) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, saltiness, liquorice and dark chocolate. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, saltiness, dark chocolate, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, sweet and bitter. A decent imperial stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5996) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
Tap at Irreale. Black, dark golden lace. Roast, coffee, honey, sponge cake , syrup, liquorice, espresso/coffeeground aftertaste. the flavor is great, a hint more aromatics and this is world class.

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