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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
This beer has a deep brown colour with a fading white head. Extremely creamy palate with a taste of coffee and chocolate. Good beer but overdoes the malt a little.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - APR 3, 2009
Another strong beer from the Boston Brewing company. this one pours such a dark brown that itís almost black. It also has a dark tan head. The flavor can best be described as roasted chocolate and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours pitch black with tan head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is roasty with some smoky and fruit notes as well. Flavor has chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, and moderate amount of astringency. Mouthfeel is probably a tiny bit less than I would expect for the style, but not too bad. Overall, itís a pretty good representation of the style and very good for a somewhat mass produced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Pours deep black with viscous motor oil consistency. Fluffy dark head. Aroma is surprisingly muted. Some chocolate and coffee but nothing overpowering. Flavor is mostly chocolate with some bitterness and a bit of hops. Very smooth with hidden alcohol. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 2, 2013
I donít think that I have ever had a beer start with so much promise and then....Very good aroma. Good head. Nice dark appearance. BUT too cloying. Too much dried fruit taste. Not balanced. Nice try, but back to the drawing board. Guinness is too widely available to substitute this for.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice deep black color with tan head. Smells of roasted malt, coffee anc chocolate. Taste similar with more chocolatly character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yackery (163) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Thick, one-finger head with standard pour that dissolves in about a minute. Aroma is inviting, playful, tutti-frutti, candy-like. Appearance is very presentable with subtle tones but opaque through a four-inch diameter glass. The beer has a perfect nutty moderation of any bitterness. Kinda like drinking cyanide without the belly agony. There is a good balance of oil to satisfy the palate.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2009
Black with a good foamy tan head. Aroma was smoke,grass and chocolate. Flavor was dark chocolate and roasted malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
Not much smell. And not much taste. It looka good tho. Thick and pitch black. Diasapointing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (157) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2009
This is an Imperial Stout, but it lacks that potency or toughness thatís usually associated with Impyís. Thatís not a bad thing, IMO, since Impy Stouts sometimes are too much of a bother especially on nights when itís not 10 below 0. This is a beer that has all the characteristics of an Imperial Stout but itís a tad mellower, and I have to admit I like that.


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