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RATINGS: 1034   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee. We add a touch of hops to make this delicious brew even tastier. 85 IBUs. Labels:

’07 = Grim Reaper
’08 = Devil
’09 = Mummy
’10 = Vampire
’11 = Zombie
’12 = Werewolf
’13 = Hell Demon
’14 = Harpy (bottled reviews have separate entry in database)
’15 = Bat
’16 = Cerberus


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours coffee brown with a nice tan head. Aroma presents roast malt, coffee, molasses and licorice tones. Bold flavor delivers rich molasses, roast malt, coffee, semi-sweet and licorice notes; it is rather sweet but not cloying. Viscous body delivers a strong and persistent fizz. Enjoy the darkness! Another one off me beer bucket list.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3832) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. 2012 Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts and dark fruits. The taste was similar to the aroma with more roasted malts, dark fruits, some sweetness and just an overall awesome brew. Need to try it again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1430) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
Tap@Mikkeller, Aarhus. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, toffee. Full body. Oily texture. Nice sweet finish. Great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (1532) - århus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
duft: sødlig dadler lidt ristet malt smag: rosin dadler fed tyk fylde. kaffe ristet malt lidt karamel. svag chokolade

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AsgerSigurd (24) - DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Holy cow. I gave up rating beers long time ago competing with my 1000+ friends, but this one I had to rate. Best beer I have ever tasted I guess. Or at least best I have ever had the time and mood to rate. Of course i have to make space for possibly better beers so 4.7 it is. Black with light head. Thick. Perfectly Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, I dont even. Smells like rubber, rugbrød, gasoline, teen spirit. Or it might not, i’m just not skilled enough to determine it. I’ll never again drink anything but this beer ( I would wish).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (8294) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - black pour with nice tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste with a big bold chocolate hit, caramel, coffee, great smooth mouthfeel, nice burnt notes, wonderful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (4141) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
2015 vintage. Jet black, dark mocha head. Rich, Internet roasty Aroma. Burnt, charred malts. Some solid hops, loads of cocoa, and some soy with subtle dark fruit. Some alcohol comes through and warms in the mouth feel. The body is thick and viscous, with a soft carb. The finish is incredibly roasty, with a subtle sweetness and a a medium bitterness. Burnt espresso and cocoa power dominate the finish with a dry roasty edge. Nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Thick on the pour.. dark dark brown head.. the brew is of course black... swirls give nice dark legs... great retention Nose has tidal waves of dark malts ... fairly abundant hops that mesh well with dark chocolate and French Roast.. Honestly, no complaints. The bitterness from the hops is apparent and combines with some drying dark malts and moves into nice RIS characteristics.. fudgey brownies.. grassy and mild citrus hops are pretty much there throughout the flavor.. coffee remnants that have a bit of dark malt bite... dry finish has some citrus hops and drying cocoa and bits of coffee.... Body is pretty dialed in.. carbonation seems maybe a bit high.. but it may be too warm at this point.. Reminds me alot of the 110K.. but the hops seemed more aromatic and somehow balanced.... pretty damn good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2013 vintage. Pours black with a firm beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, quite hoppy, malty, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, raisins and brown sugar. Flavour is medium bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet, surprisingly hoppy and a bit of warming alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GJF (1518) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bomber at the Lincoln Wine Bar. Beautiful black pour, thin beige head. Deep, rich flavors, semi-sweet, smooth finish. Yum.


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