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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Every so often we brew this tasty treat that clocks in at 10% ABV. A silky smooth, motor-oil black pour reveals rich, roasty notes of caramel, chocolate and coffee.

Like the first stouts brewed for Russian Czars, this offering is big, bold and built to last. Grab a few for the cellar, a couple for your comrades and enjoy because— like those Czars of yesteryear— this beer may be gone soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Draft at Pony Bar HK with Linh. Pours a deep black body with nice vibrant tan espresso lacing. Aroma is strong coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet coffee, dark chocolate malts, a nice richness and an alcohol character in the finish (almost bourbon, but not as good).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2013
12 oz bottle. Hampton Falls Village Market. 2012 vintage.The nose is very chocolaty with some alcohol, light hops, and a touch of espresso beans. Flavor is sweet bakers chocolate, caramel and candi sugar, a touch of smoke and a real nice roasted malt backbone. The ABV is only slightly noticeable. Mildly creamy texture. This brew is worth the price of a four pack. The other three bottles are getting more age on them. Even at this point it’s a nice drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black with brown head. Sweet, a little dry, chocolate aroma, sweet taste, alcoholic, a little dry and roasty. Full body, burning finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Odysseyalien (66) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
On tap - Pony Bar, NYC. Malty subtle chocolate and a perfect example of the style. Just heard thunder outside-- the work of this fine brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1342) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Big and bold indeed! Huge malty aroma draws you in. The pour is opaque black with a thin tan head that leaves minimal lacing. The taste is sweet chocolate upfront followed by a big roasty finish. My only slight issue is that the beer gets slightly thin in the middle. The body is a little light for such a powerful beer but this is still very robust and tasty! Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1970) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
(tap) very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of roast, soy sauce; rich flavour with a long medium bitter finsih; creamy palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - MAY 5, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a chalice glass. Pitch black, opaque and with a huge mocha head. Dark cocoa nose, with some espresso, vanilla and grassy hops. Coffee flavors, roasted malts, dark chocolate, ash, milk and slight tartness. Full bodied, round, creamy, oily, some alcohol burns but overall nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2013
Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks DSG. Pours brown to black with a beige to brown head, aroma of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, milk chocolate, flavor is sweet, with chocolate, cocoa, cherries acidity, medium to full bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
has a nice chocolate aroma to it. a creamy body, taste is a bit of sweet chocolate taste at first with a decent roast malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - APR 28, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate and some roastiness, kinda liqueur-like. Sweet flavor with chocolate, light roastiness and a drier finish with bitter and acidic notes. Medium to full-bodied. A nice Imperial Stout.

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