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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Originally brewed for Russian Royalty in the early 18th century, this style was born of necessity. The porter which was originally ordered spoiled en route. In order for the beer to survive the trip from England to the courts of Russia, the hops and alcohol were dramatically increased. O’Dempsey’s Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout combines a silky mouth feel with a balance between sweet malts and bitter hops that pairs well with strong cheeses, dark chocolates and fine cigars. Truly a luxury befitting even your Royal Highnesss. Enjoy.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate and wood. Black hue with a small brown head that fully diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily with average carbonation. Overall a nice smokey impy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Tap. Black body with a dark tan head. Oatmeal, licorice, black patent malt, with some wintergreen. This beer is really full bodied for 8%.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (871) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours an oily black with a dark mocha head that fades quickly. The aroma is very heavy on roasted malt with a touch of licorice and hints of coffee and chocolate. The flavor is very similar. The chocolate and roast seem to dominate here and then the coffee and maltiness come in. The mouth feel is great. It's very creamy and the flavors really coat the mouth nicely. Solid, solid stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
From the November 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick and black with a medium sized creamy dark tan head that faded and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet with notes of anise, malted milk, strong vanilla and coffee. The flavor was bitter and roasty with sweetish black licorice, vanilla, malted milk, port wine and a hint of smoke. Long roasty licorice and vanilla finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and ash aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet chocolate malt, prune, and light ash flavor. Nicely blended. Very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1547) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2013
12oz bottle shared, pours dark brown to opaque with mocha colored head. Aroma is dark roasted malts some hints of coffee and chocolate. The flavor is much more of the same. Lots of deep,roasted malts and chocolate and some coffee. Nicely balanced throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2441) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours jet black with a finger of creamy dark mocha colored head. Aroma of fudge brownies, coffee, vanilla, and slightly boozy. Taste of ground espresso beans, chocolate, caramel and roasted malts, and slight vanilla notes in the aftertaste. Nice rich stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (759) - - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Aroma is chocolate with vanilla and coffee notes. Pours black with a thin, light brown head and good lacing. Rich chocolate flavors dominate the palate to start followed by light vanilla and coffee notes. Finishes silky smooth with a touch of coffee lingering at the end. Fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6238) - Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle to taster (shared with my roommate; thanks Brigadier). Looks good; a mostly opaque dark cola with thin foamy beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt, chocolate, and hops. Average on the palate. A solid example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12 oz. bottle, bought in December 2012. Black color, with a medium, bubbly, brown head. The lacing falls pretty quickly. The aroma is milk chocolate, toast, light earth, and faint cherry notes. Sweet and malty, with a mild, but interesting, bitter and sour finish. Light to medium body, watery feel, and a little astringent. Overall, this is a light, phenolic beer. The flavor is nicely chocolate, with present, but minimal roasted bitterness.


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