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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
Flaska från Systembolaget ! Oväntat god! Sam Adams kan om dom vill. Bravo!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Aroma of spiked Mocha latte with hints of licorice and vanilla. Pitch black with brown head that settles quickly. Monster chocolate and coffee flavor that tastes closer than 12% than 9 and change. Thick although not particularly heavy body. Not as subtle as most Samuel Adams’, and not better off for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4889) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a jet black body with a large creamy caramel head. Nose is caramel, licorice, leather and coffee. Classic English-style setup; I like it. Taste is equally tasty and straightforward: loads of licorice, coffee and dark caramel flavors with hints of creamy leather and dark berries. Full and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Lovely, timeless imperial stout in the English ("Russian Imperial Stout") tradition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6051) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
Appearance: Black color with a fine big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, licorice and coffee.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, rich licorice and coffee. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Tasty evening sipper. Just a bit to much licorice for me.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tony_gorilla (157) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
Not much smell. And not much taste. It looka good tho. Thick and pitch black. Diasapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottled: unk. Newer label design Dark black with a broken mocha sheet leaving spotty lace. Smells of chocolate, black cherry, caramel, licorice and molasses with a little bit of raisin. Alcohol is the first thing I taste, then there is a good dose of toasted malts and cocoa tones with a little metallic season on the finish. There are some coffee grounds and sweet malts as well. Medium on thin for the style with a hi carb for the style. Semi dry finish. The beer is decent, and apporachable. I would recommend this as a starter Impy stout as it carries the character without spoiling the newcomer with the best aspects. Serving type: bottle 03-28-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (2236) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
Svart med lys brunt skum som legger seg for fort. Kaffe, dadler alkohol og lakrislukt. Medium søt, lett bitter, litt salt lakrissmak. Lite kullsyre, kort bitter ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
355ml bottle. Nearly pitch black with a big nice mocca coloured crown. Notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and hops. The alcohol punches through quite clearly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
I have had this bottle for a while, possibly it is 3-4 years old? Purple label with a red banner. No date on it. It’s been in the fridge for most of that time. Licorice, roast, prunes and dark caramel in the nose. Thick bodied with a somewhat balanced, slightly warm finish. Flavor of raisins, prunes, dates, roasted barley and lesser notes of dark chocolate melted into sweetened, condensed milk. Once again, a quality beer from BBC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with a dense brown head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, caramel, light milky notes, licorice, light alcohol and ash. Taste is bitter chocolate, with some roasted coffee and sweet caramel, finish is bitter chocolate and ash. Medium body

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