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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1244) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of bread, apple, chocolate and egg.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A brown head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet bread, dark chocolate and vanilla.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A good body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Balanced, fresh, porterlike.
Note: Bottle 355 ml. Reviewed 2013-10-30.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget Jakobsberg. Black with a medium, firm tan head. Aroma and taste of licorice, dark chocolate, roasted malt, some notes of fruit and toffee. On the sweet side and relatively easy to drink. A descent one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Rated on 5-20-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a medium sized fizzy light brown head, opaque dark brown body, fair amount of lacing, and very little carbonation. The Aroma is malty, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. The Taste is bittere, malty, coffee, chocolate, boozy, and this beer has a dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, the ABV comes through in the Aroma and the Taste, but not over-the-top. A beer worth trying.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JFParnell (46) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
One of my favorites, and the cheapest Imperial Stout that you are bound to find. Great taste of licorice dominates, and this one is for sipping like fine brandy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (478) - ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2013
Pours dark brown-black with a medium frothy head. Aroma - roasted malts, coffee with smoky notes. Sweet, dark chocolate, coffee, light sour notes, medium bitterness with long finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1639) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle at Punavuoren Ahven. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with chocolate, raisins, nuts, roasted malts, coffee and a bit of vanilla. Bitter finish with chocolate, nuts and roasted malts. Excellent imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2013
Small tan head dark pour mild carbonation aromas rich fruit dark chocolate caramel vanilla note smooth the flavours liquorice fruit dark chocolate smooth dates plums mild coffee bitter is mild anise is there very good note some sharpness to the taste the finish good fruit and malt some spice an enjoyable imperial close knit tastes good all round on the palate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (763) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (Fantastic Four, 80:-). Nästan helt svart med ett härligt chokladbrunt skum. Kaffe i den lite söta doften. I smaken finns naturligtvis kaffe, choklad, rostade toner och alkohol. Rejäl beska, men tyvärr alldeles för kort eftersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1202) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
Kraftig i aromen och smaken. Gillar dock inte att det är surt rökigt i smaken, hade faktiskt velat haft lite mer sötma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Pours dark creamy brown/black with small tan head that fades. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, dark fruit and slight roasted coffee. Taste follows with a dry finish. I like it but it needs more roasted and toasted malt.


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