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RATINGS: 972   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1122) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Ar: roastiness, smoke, Smoked meat, pumpernickel, spicy, alcohol, heavy licorice, alcohol, coffee, tar. Ap: black colour, medium Brown head, lacing. T: medium bite, medium bitterness, heavy saltiness,lots of smoke, ash and Smoked meat, ABV is evident. P: big body, soft carbonation. T: enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1685) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2013
Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, karamell, sirap med toner av laktris (anis) vanilj och tobak. Väldigt söt, krämig, tjock och len med en lätt beska med smak av bitter choklad.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrJekyllMrEric (18) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Tried to enjoy this one but it just wasnt happening. tried three 12oz mixed with a yeti and rasputin to give it the benefit of a drunken palate but it just does not hold up. Begins cold as tobbacco flavor but as warmth sets into the beer taste is close to bottled beef jerky Drinkable? yes, enjoyable? slightly. Not the worst but not near the top tier.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Not bad. Dark color low carbonation. Cocoa aroma with slight ground coffee notes. Tastes of chocolate and French roast coffee. Not too much heat, but it’s there. For the price not too bad but not up there with old raspy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5380) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
355ml Bottle - Black in colour. Roasted malt, liquorice and soot in the aroma. Fairly rich taste with roasted malt, coffee and plain chocolate detected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3418) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle, rated from backlog. Dark brown with rich mocca colored head. Aroma is bready, toasted, sweet, syrup, chocolate and hints of licorice. Taste is a bit sweet with the same notes .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (281) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Aromas of darkchocolate, malts, caramel and coffee. Nice thick creamy brown head and rich black body. Sweet chocolate and caramel with roasty malts and coffee some slight vanilla. Rich and creamy on the palate little heat.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
I am not a stout drinker. Just a matter of personal preference. Well that is changing as of tonigh. I found a couple of bottles in our collection/stash my wife must have picked up at some time and I tried a bottle w/o even knowing I was chilling a stout until I poured it. What a great rich taste without being heavy or over powering as the few other stouts I tried in my life. The cocoa taste is excellent. Guess what, I will know be a stout drinker with this as my staple mixed in with my IPA's etc. Try this beer my friends it is really good! I am hunting for some more tomorrow. Me! A stout who would have figured! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (508) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Excellent beer. Has a deep chocolate aroma and a semi-sweet chocolate flavor. It finishes with a very slight taste of licorice and feels very smooth and creamy on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (831) - PERU - JUL 11, 2013
Pours very dark with a smallish tan head. Aromas of roasted malts. Chocolate, coffee, and fried fruit notes, in that order. Rich mouth feel with a slightly bitter finish. Well made stout.


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