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RATINGS: 989   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1337) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color. Coffee and chocolate but over powering alcohol. Aroma is coffee.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (474) - ÷rebro, 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. Thereís nothing wrong with this one, even if itís not really "up there". A decent Imperial Stout.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Perfectly black body with a light orangeish brown head. Massive cola is up front with a little bit of milk chocolate. Itís like a chocolate ice cream float with cola. There is also some anise and alcohol to complement the sweetness. The taste was rich with cola and anise. The nice creamy mouthfeel lets some carbonation shine through the body. Any roast notes are a shadow in the background with some woodiness drying it out. There is an ashy finish. As I drank more, I got some salty notes. Overall, this is ok and an interesting shot.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2009
i did not care for this one. Pours a black color with thick and frothy light brown head. Aroma is not what I expected. It seems that it lacks the punch that I expect with any impy stout. The malt, chocolate or dark fruit aspects were not there. Instead it had this dusty grain and cocoa feel with a bit of a chalking taste. Nothing wooed me with this one.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of alcohol, pepper, dark chocolate, roasted malt, fruittiness and licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of pepper, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and dark fruit with a smooth warming lingering licorice finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zeke626 (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 Bottle. Pours an opaque black body with a quickly disappearing, thin brown head. Nice aroma of sweet, dark malts along with hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is not as impressive as the aroma, and is more of the same with an odd metallic or mineral taste. Medium bodied with a light carbonation. Charred malt finish with a slight metallic tone.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
Pours dark black with short lived tan head. Smell is dark fruit, sweet chocolatey malt. Taste is of licorice, charred chocolate and some hoppy bitterness and light alcohol. Medium to full body and slightly oily with soft to medium carbonation. Kind of a chalky burnt bitterness that lasts. Wasnít too crazy about this one.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Sampled at Made in the Shade 2009. Pours a viscous black with very minimal chocolate lacing - no real head. Roasty aroma, some alcohol, and definite malt sweetness. Taste is mildly roasty, and extremely sweet. Luckily, Sam Adams threw in enough hop bitterness to counteract the cloying sweetness for the most part. Ends up being a rather middle-of-the-road stout.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Poured black with a thick brown head. Aroma is malt and molasses, but not nearly as strong as I was expecting. Flavor is strongly of coffee with pronounced bitterness. Could use more sweetness. The bitterness lingers unpleasantly. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Overall, not bad if itís your only choice of Imperial Stout.


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