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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2151) - 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 (564) - - 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 (5587) - 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 (1239) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2325) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Brigadier, thanks Nate! Pours pitch black with a nice dark brown head and lacing through out the entire glass, aroma is roasty with a ton of chocolate but a hint of hops mixed in there as well, pretty different, flavor has a dark chocolate front end with some vanilla sweetness in the finish too, really nice thick mouthfeel, wow, super impressed with this, I really like that it’s only 8% as well, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (306) - Americus, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. Dark with minimal head. Smells of coffee n chocolate. Taste of chocolate and malts

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1025) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black. Aroma of chocolates and roasted malts. Taste of coffee and dark chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
8/17/13 bottle from RW drank after dinner out front @TGL. dark brown color, no head. aroma is big cocoa, roasted malt and alcohol. taste is dark chocolate, coffee with strong alcohol finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4023) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle 33cl from Henrik many thanks. A deep dark beer with huge brown head and good retention, lacing. Nose is on dark chocolate, grain and coffee. Aroma is on chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, brown bread, licorice, biscuits, very creamy, smooth, cappuccino touch, intense and good complexity. Finish is nice too, very long after taste on coffee beans, light leather and ashes / smoked touch, with licorice and vanilla notes. Good !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4931) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk and dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and a touch of vanilla. It pour a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger brown head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There’s a good amount of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, cocoa, and a touch of vanilla. The finish has black licorice, moderate roast, light coffee, and some faint burnt notes. It’s medium-full bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel, Overall, a tasty Imperial Stout.


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