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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Created by Joe Formanek.
For the past 15 years, Joe has been brewing his Russian Imperial Stout. This malt-forward brew has a rich complexity, with roasty and chocolate notes, yet enough hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness. This satisfying winter brew is full-bodied with an enjoyable velvety smoothness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, toasted grain, and graham cracker. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, molasses, and raisins.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours black with a tight brown head. Aroma is dark malt-dark chocolate/molasses. Taste is dark malt-dark chocolate/molasses/roasty/licorice, 2nd earthy hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
The pour is almost black in color with a thin layer of tan head. Nose is of dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, and earthy hops. There’s some molasses, a hint of coffee, and maybe a touch of fruit. The flavor is quite smooth. Rich chocolate and cocoa flavors with a lot of roast. Hints of burnt sugar and licorice with a slight molasses sweetness. Creamy on the tongue with a full body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Name: LongShot Five Crown Imperial Stout
Date: April 11, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, sweet caramel adds a touch of chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, dark chocolate, plenty of hops, growing caramel sweetness brings out a rich chocolate character and adds great depth
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10676) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roastiness, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and light licorice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, frothy dark brown head, medium-long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, and lightly burnt caramel malt, earthy hops, smoked meat and ash with dates, prunes, and raisin notes. Flavor is dark malt, medium sweetness, dark fruits, smoke notes and a dry finish, though some lingering sweetness remains on the palate. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Very dark brown pour, brown head. Very roasty and cocoa up front, with some grassy hops noticeable and some slight hint of metallic notes. Flavor is roasty and lightly bitter surrounded by chocolate, roast, light coffee and again a very light hint of metallic notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Burnt, roasty, chocolate malty, a bit woody/vegetal, light vanilla aroma. Fairly roasty dark chocolate malty flavor with some anise, vanilla, and charred wood notes. Fairly roasty finish. Overall, ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a large sized tan head. Aromas of roast, floral hops, green, chocolate, and some earth. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, roast, floral, some earth, and some dark fruits. Alcohol content hidden.


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