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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Boris pours black and opaque like a moonless sky over Siberia. Eight different malts bring a complex aroma and flavor of chocolate, coffee and roasty sweetness. And just in case the winter gets too cold, we brewed this giant spider to 10% abv. So grab you snifter and ushanka and enjoy. ты был укушен


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2012
tap at Bierkraft - mahogany dark pour. Small tan head. Nose is rich malts and touch of espresso. Dark malts sweet decadent candy, toffee and brown sugar. Bubblegum note and chocolate chip cookie dough, milk chocolate shake. Roasty malts. Smooth, creamy body with the perfect level of carbonation. Sweet into the finish with a light piney finish. And a touch of astringency. Beautiful beer... it’s like all my favorite stout qualities packed into one gem of a beer. And barely any perceptible alcohol in the taste. Watch out, beertopia, in Soviet Russia, beer drinks spider!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5388) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
12 ounce bottle received from nimbleprop in a locals trade. Black as an ink blotter. A tan head. Not a big aroma but it is roast and dark malts. The flavor is bigger. Roasted notes with dark fruit and chocolate. It does not drink like a 10% ABV beer. Citrus fruit is generally sweet. Grape flavors are a surprise. The feel is powdery and dry but also has a syrupy aspect.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (887) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
Czekoladowy, słodki aromat. Brak piany, czarny, nieprzejrzysty. Rzadki w ustach jak na RISa. W smaku ok, kawa, czekolada, delikatne żelazo. Zbyt cienki jak na imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a very dark brown with an average size diminishing frothy light-brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee, a bit of vanilla and light leafy hops. Roasty, slightly syrupy flavour along with light leafy hops, coffee and chocolate. Moderate bitter finish. Alcohol is somewhat hidden. Average to medium bodied. Not a home run but pretty good indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5521) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Nearly opaque, black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate malts, coffee, dark fruits, light alcohol. Taste of roast, cocoa, more coffee, some dried fruitiness, and some alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2803) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Growler, thanks tom! Pours thick unclear brownish black dark with a creamy dark burnt caramel head. Aroma brings sweet roasted coffee malts and some crust. Flavor is bitter roasted coffee, clean but big on the palate with a smooth body for the high ABV. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5571) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12oz bottle pours a very inky, opaque black with some creamy, brown head. Nose has lots of red grape, rubber too, pencil lead, molasses, some yeast, chery, chocolate, even a little strawberry, roasty too. Flavor has cola, malt, rubber, roast, yeasty bread, a little mushroom. Full bodied finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (772) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a dark black with thick brown head. Has a faint nut and roasted malt aroma. A smooth and thick beer with coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt taste. A creamy finish with a light coffee aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kabonski (38) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours with a great dark brown head. Not much aroma but the taste is great. Good alcohol burn. Flavors of smoke, oak, and coffee. Good beer for sure!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (603) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 oz bottle dated 11/3/13, poured into a snifter..opaque with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,roasted nuts..dry,malty taste..pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2912) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a thick black brown with bubbly brown head and light lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and a hint of booze. Taste is the same but the booze is well hidden. This is a pretty solid imperial stout, nice and thick on the mouth, sticks to the tongue.


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