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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malty. Dense chocolate, roasted and solid bitter. Dry roasted malty and dense dark chocolate. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, soy sauce, and cocoa beans, leading to a bitter and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an opaque pitch black with a dense brownish head. Roasty aroma, some dark fruits. Rich body, sweet solid roast, raisins and vanilla. Very subtle bitterness. Straight and solid. 150812

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23765) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of cocoa powder. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draft. Almost black, brown head. Aroma of burnt coffee, bitter cocoa. Taste is bitter coffee grounds and chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Pspsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Burned malts, dry malty, tarmac, ok hoppy, kalk dryness, nice bitterness, cocoa, chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12577) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours black with a foamy dark tan head that bubbles quickly away. A burnt malt aroma that sort of suggests tobacco. Not necessarily sweet tobacco either. Very smooth. Med body. Flavor is sweet chocolate, anise, dark fruit, and some seriously burnt malt. Oscillates from sweet stout to really strong impy. Mostly impy tho. There’s a lot of flavor in this one. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11028) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roasted chocolate malt, day old black coffee and vanilla. Dry roast finish. Body on the lighter side of medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: December 28, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: black, short lived fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dark chocolate and roasted aroma, sweet licorice
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, roasted comes in the second wave, robust hops, fair amount of bitterness

Date: November 04, 2012
Mode: draft
Words: porter
Aroma: rich rossted aroma, caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, bitter dark chocolate as well as sweet creamy milk chocolate, milky sweetness
Overall: milk stout on steriods

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle received via trade with The BeerSommelier. Pours opaque with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, dark fruity esters, licorice, alcohol, and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with spicy hops and light bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish, though it does begin drying late. Full body, medium carbonation.

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