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RATINGS: 980   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.


cooplander's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
black color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, chalk, ash, smoke, slight dark fruits, pine hops, med body and bitterness


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1671) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, dark fruity notes, coffee, creamy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate roasty bitter finish. Smooth and creamy, fairly enjoyable, but I’ve had far better Imperial Stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeKeller (906) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted malts, sherry and lots of licorice. Flavour is very malty, licorice, vanilla and some hops. Oily and smooth with some alcohol. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4413) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Poured a very deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, liquorice, slightly vinous and some coffee. Medium to full body, flavour id light liquorice, sweet berries and some roast malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (125) - - FEB 2, 2015
Mörk nästan svart öl med beige/brun krona. Doftar och smakar gott av rostad malt, kaffe, choklad och en bra dos sötma. Bra balanserad öl där alkoholen är lagom dold. Gillas! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1937) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pretty standard IS and nothing jumped out at me but it was still well done and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2631) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Appearance: This beer, rather gently poured, raised only a thin layer of head that soon reduced to a thin ring and small island. It is a pitch black in the glass, and opaque, but with dark brown edges visible in the pour. Smell: Dark roasted grains, chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee, a hint of sherry and a trace of smoke. Taste: Black light-roasted coffee, molasses, dark toast, burnt caramel, chocolate, raisins, dried plums, vanilla, and faint smoke. Lingering aftertaste features dark roasted grains and black coffee but is only mildy bitter. Excellent flavor integration. Mouthfeel: Very smooth and full bodied; good, light carbonation. Overall: Excellent RIS with moderate complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (224) - Minneapolis, - JAN 22, 2015
UPDATED: APR 8, 2015 Excellent Imperial Stout. Doesn’t quite stand out like some of the best stouts but $10 a four pack compared to many that are $10+ a bomber you can’t go wrong. Dark black with dark khaki head. Smells of dark chocolate a little licorice/candy/anise and cappuccino. Taste is the same and goes down pretty easy for an imperial. Very slight warming but not boozy at all.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1520) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Solid brown head. Caramell aroma with some dark malts. Nice taste with both caramell, bitterness and roasted malt. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (351) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The taste mirror the aroma and also adds some faint liquorice and lead you to a semi-dry and bitter finish. There’s nothing wrong with this one, even if it’s not really "up there". A decent Imperial Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6545) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"i agree with Brett’s review almost word for word, but i guess i liked the beer just a bit more. a solid contribution, if not one of the bestter Imperial Stouts out there. The aroma, while on the sweet side, was quite appealing. Needs a little more IBUs to be balanced, but it’s choclatey, malty, raisiny good. The abv is masked well at first, but not as it warms. Starts quite good at 53 degrees...becomes a little overly sweet as it warms, but still ok and smooth. One of Boston Beer Co’s better offerings. I may revisit once my 4-pk is gone, but Storm King and Rasputin are better for the same price. Definitely worth a shot, though...glad I tried it. 4/09-when tasted against other (better) impy’s, the shortcomings are more obvious, but still an enjoyable brew. 11/09-not aging well...not bad, but getting less complex...just kinda sweet and overpowering. Hmmmm."


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