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RATINGS: 982   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1029) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
This one has been in the cellar for awhile. I remember it came in a SA variety pack 1-2 years ago. Can’t find a definitive date on the bottle. Poured into over-sized snifter glass, dark black with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, heavy chocolate, light coffee, caramel, licorice, soy sauce, dark fruit and vanilla. Taste starts with light coffee, then some interesting spice notes but mainly this RIS is surprisingly sweet with chocolate dominating. Heavy body, creamy, thick with lingering roasty finish. The aging must have taken any alcohol notes away, crazy drinkable. I enjoyed.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9682) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Das Bier ist sehr dunkelbraun, fast schwarz mit einer großen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Vanille, reifen dunkel Früchten, Kakao. Geschmack nach sehr viel Karamell, Vanille, süß, Anis, Kakao, leicht alkoholisch, gut!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1689) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
bottle at home, bought online. very deep dark brown colour with a tanned head. roasted malts, caramel, liqorice, anise,dark chocolate, some weak hint of vanilla, soft carbonation. just a average imperial stout

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1705) - 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 (4748) - 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 (129) - - 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 (1941) - 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 (2713) - 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 (230) - 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 (1530) - 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.


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