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RATINGS: 996   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Originally brewed in the early 19th century for export from Britain to the imperial court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, imperial stouts are characterized by their dark color & full body. This style features a rich, malty sweetness coupled with aggressive hopping (especially in American interpretations). Notes of dried fruit as well as roasted malt flavors are typically present.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordSierra (12) - Getafe, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2016 Bottle 65cl. Cervezorama, Madrid. Coffee aroma. Very dark appearance with brown foam. Toasted, strong flavour, coffee, caramel and chocolate. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from Beerlovers. Hazy dak brown color with small white head. Light roasted malt, citrus hops in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, wood,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (5003) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle at Bolime tasting 3/2016. Very dark colour, short lasting head. Quite balanced with lots of bitterness to counter the rich and intense maltiness. Lots of roasted, coffee, dark chocolate. Alcohol pokes out towards the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (594) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. Bolime tasting. Black colour, beige head. Aroma roasted, caramel, assertively hoppy, vanilla. Taste roasted, caramel, sweet, warming alcohol, again hops. Bitter aftertaste. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (3203) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle at Bolime tasting 3/2016. Pours nearly black color, nice stable beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops, coffee, chocolate, raisins. Taste is sweet, bitter. nicely hoppy, chocolate, coffee, raisins, alcohol, malty backbone.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frothmeister (727) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
650ml bottle. In the cellar for a while with a best before of "10/28/2015". Pours with a pure onyx glug into the glass and pure black with a dense tan coloured head. HUGE nose of molasses, dark rum, raisin, a light marzipan note, Tootsie Roll, and a very faint note of cinnamon. Taste wise, on the lighter spectrum of full-bodied with medium sweetness, BIG dark chocolate notes, molasses, dark rum light ash, light cherry notes, with faint coconut that heads into cocoa powder, black licorice, light spearmint, medium bitterness, and a lengthy black licorice laden finish. I have another in the cellar, and oh man, I can’t wait to crack it open and see how a little more time has affected it. Top notch stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QcBeer (134) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
De couleur brun foncé qui teint vers le noir. Une belle mousse qui vient couvrir ce liquide avec une bonne rétention! On y perçoit un arome de malt torréfié, de café, de chocolat noir avec une histoire de pin! En bouche, dès le départ nous goûtons ici le chocolat noir, le malt torréfié, des saveurs de petits fruits noir sous une touche crémeuse. En finale on ressent le côté torréfié et le chocolat avec une bonne amertume. Superbe produit

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogniskowicz (709) - POLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Aromat to nuta owoców leśnych, kawa, gorzka czekolada. Alkohol (10,5%) niewyczuwalny. W smaku bardzo aksamitny, wręcz kremowy, mocno kawowy, ale jednocześnie owocowy. Na finiszu subtelna, lekko sucha paloność (pozbawiona kwaśności). Kolejne wielki piwo zza Wielkiej Wody, które mam przyjemność pić.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3748) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle conditioned Feb 2015, hence aged review. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color with a semi-frothy off white to tan head. Slim little lacing slides into the beer. The smell had a ton of dark sweet fruits coming about into a dry to roasty and semi-bitter chocolate. The taste was dry and roasty with the dark fruits laying down a light sweetness, decent in the flavor. Dry roasty aftertaste and sliding into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sessionable sweet to bitter feel about it. Carbonation has fallen off, but I get it and am not worried. Overall, imperial stout, is it supposed to be a Russian or an American Double? I’m left scratching my beard and hoping I’ll get to try fresh soon enough. Almost seems unfair for the moment, but I’ll come back and update once I find fresher.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2428) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 3, 2016
Botella 66 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 17..01..2016. (r967). Sin Lote ni Fcpref. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados que al calentar de vuelven algo quemados con amargo ligero seco final más menos persistente. Cuerpo medio a intenso más líquido de lo que me esperaba pero con buena sensación alcohólica notandose en todo momentos sus 9.6 vol. Bastante buena.


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