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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Our take on the stout brewed by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The special malted barley in this intense and massive brew delivers rich flavors like dark chocolate, coffee and anise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1102) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Pitch black pour, visibly thick, with a dark espresso head that is slow to rise to the surface. Smells like roasted malts, dark cherries, walnuts, lactose and scotch whiskey. Promising! The taste doesn’t disappoint - dried fruit (figs, raisins) covered in dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee beans, vanilla, oak. A warm spicy aftertaste with notes of pepper and anise. Super thick mouthfeel, a bit choking at times, but quite pleasant. No carbonation present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (975) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
35.5cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2016-02-01. No batch or brew date. It poured a pitch black colour with a massive brown creamy head. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate, liqorice and some spices. Hints of alcohol. Flavour is rich and complex. Lots of dark cocoa, coffee, roasted malts and liqorice. The alcohol is more prominant than the aroma, but not in a bad way. Bitter at first, but getting smoother with each sip. Aftertaste is a bit short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (820) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
Drank with Kaspar 12-11-2015. Fine stout. Very drinkable and a pleasant, rich taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (1249) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle at home, black beer, brown head, aroma is malt, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, taste is the same, bitterdry, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3779) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
Bottled. Pours deep brown nealy black with a small to average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Impy indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (829) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle at Cafe Servaas, Maastricht. Deep dark brown, foamy beige head. Roasted malty nose and taste big on dark chocolate, espresso, creamy too, done dried fruits, lightly smokey. Dry, alcoholic and bitter finish. Big body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle camping in France. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, soy sauce, molasses and some bready yeast. Flavor is very bitter, dry, burnt malts and quite black. Not a hint of sweetness in this one. Decent body and a smooth texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Guinn on his front porch. Pours black with a mocha head. Lots and lots of chocolate some dark fruits bs slight anise. Pretty sweet. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12365) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle @ home. Opaque black color, average to medium sized brown head that lasts for quite a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, lightly roast, some chocolate. Taste malts, again a touch of roast and quite some chocolate, subtly bitter. Oily texture, medium body, medium carbonation. Nice one!

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