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RATINGS: 1040   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6487) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2016
35cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black color, dense beige-brown head. Aroma of liquorice, a bit of the promised anise, roasted malts, light ashy, coffee. Flavour of liquorice, some dark chocolate, roasted malts, some caramel, ash, molasses, malty bitter finish with more liquorice (drop). Medium to full bodied, slick. Nothing crazy, just well-made and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Seffle (455) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle from SB 160328. Pitch black body with brown head. Dark roasted coffee, brown molasses and dried prunes in the nose. Dark chocopresso taste with a spicy bitterness and a warming alcohol sweetness. Well balanced and an excellent RIS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4172) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2016
0,33l bottle from Systembolaget Övertorneå. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with coffee. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, alcohol, chocolate, coffee and hops. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1538) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
@ Kristoffers väg 26/3-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate and notes of coffee and licorice. Body is medium to full, the finish is roasted with chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (635) - SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee and a beautiful mix. Dry creamy chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6196) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of chocolate, caramel, dark malts and dried fruits. Similar taste with dark bitter chocolate, burned toast and dark malts. Roasted to the point where it feels sour. Slightly boozy but not too bad. A bit rough around the edges and probably needs a year or two to settle down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (904) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget Nyköping. Opaque black color with tanned small head. Aroma has roasted malt, ripe fruits, syrup. Taste is malty with quite long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, salted licorice, coffee and ripe fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (777) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2016
355ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is brownish black with a large foamy brown head with good retention. Aroma and flavours of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, syrup loaf, muscovado, raisins and spices. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall a good Imperial Stout, just a little too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1252) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black body with a medium dark tanned head. Sweet aroma with moderate roast, chocolate, caramel and a whiff of alcohol. Taste is fairly sweet but balanced. Chocolate, roasted grains, a hint of spice and a light bitter finish. A good imp stout. Full to medium-full body with soft to avg co2 levels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (627) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Almost black with a huge, creamy, frothy espresso coloured head. Retention is pretty good. Aroma is not that powerful, dark chocolate, vinous notes, roasted malt. Taste has dark chocolate, cocoa powder, quite a lot of roasted malt, licorice, slight vinous notes. Medium verging on full body, soft carbonation, round, smooth mouth feel. Long lingering dark chocolate aftertaste.

Solid, no fuzz, Imperial Stout. Could benefit from a slightly bigger body but for the price, who am I to complain?

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