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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Our rich, roasted black ale inspired by the strong stouts exported by Great Britain in the 1800's to the Russian Czar's court.

Editor's Note: ABV changed to 10.5% in 2008 (was previously 9.5%).



4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle 75cl. [ Courtesy of cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark black color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, licorice, tobaco. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (260708)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
75 cL bottle, thanks to MaxxDaddy. 2008 version. Pours dark brown to black with a chocolate brown and with a lacing white head. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth roasted malt and chocolate. Smooth roasted finish with a light chocolate note. Dry roasted bitterness into the finish. Goes into a distinct roasted acidic flavour in the far finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
To celebrate my rating number 11,900, I enter this top-50 beer, thanks to MaxxDaddy and jessbnjess for bringing it to Denmark and sharing. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt and chocolate as well as medium notes of sweet malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt as well as medium notes of sweet malt and chocolate, leading to a dry and very roasted finish where notes of dark bitter chocolate lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of MaxxDaddy/jessbnjess. Pours opaque black with a dense and creamy, light brown jead. Fat and rich aroma of burned malts. The body is solid with plenty of hard roasted malts. Ends on a very malt bitter note. A very solid Imperial Stout indeed, just needs some more personality to be way up there with the big ones. 220308

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Realy black, dense beige creamy head. Yeasty chocolatey aroma. Medium sweet with chocolate sauce covering licorice. Salty and near full bodied with rounded grainy mouthfeel. Finishes with concentrated licorice and lingering sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. 2009 vintage. #343/450. Black color small tan head. Roasted malty chocolate licorice aroma hoppy hints. Smooth malty chocolate and licorice flavor, hints of offer and hops. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with bitter hoppy aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 26th September 2010. 2010 Bottle (53/500) shared by the uber generous Urbain at the Struise Brewing School. Cheers Urbs!
Opaque black stout, good frothy tan head. Very light minerally nose. Light palate for an RIS, turns soft and dry. Minerally dark malts and coffee. Urbains palate pulls some violets out in the mid and now I can taste it too! Very subtle red fruit well buried in the undertone. Urbain is now getting notes of ’outdoor toilet aged newspaper!’ Fortunately I don’t share this taste! Very light on it’s feet for an RIS and hugely drinkable.
17th April 2013
Stouts III Tasting. 2012 bottle. 64/630. Thanks to Leighton for the revisit on this classic. Opaque dark brown beer, darkish tan head. Airy palate, semi dry and a little soft. Rich dark malt chocolate and powdered chocolate. Roast malt, not too bitter. Pinch of licorice and warming spice. Very nicely joined up and appraochable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 Bottle shared with a few Guys in Shefield ... Deep black ... Lovely molasis roast chocolate malt nose ... smooth soft roast toffee ... lots of chocolate ... some alcohol ... As it wasnt finished took what was lef home (36h) it was still in not bad state if a little bit more meaty.

bottle at demolen 2011 ... deep black ... deep roast malt nos e... darl roast malts... soft toffeee ... big chocolate ... deep chocolate malts.... nice and oddly 4.1 again

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle (#436 of 650) - Thanks to Mads - shared with Mette. Pitch black - brown head. Nice burned malts, chocolate, roasted, ok nice hoppy, high malty, licorice, ncei medium licorice, espresso freshness, light white sugar. OK sharp finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (12652) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle 53 of 500 southampton russian imperial stout. Black thick tan. Beautiful intense choc and some perfume on aroma. Touch of violets on aroma. Rich smooth imp stout. Rich earth aroma. Pretty smooth. Some liquorice and tar on finish. Subtle. Still lovely and chewy on finish. That is a really good beer tar is good. So is the intense choc. That is good thanks to urbain for sharing. 4.3


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