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RATINGS: 925   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2940) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, 2010 vintage, from and with Stephen Morris (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, dark fruits, light burnt barley, intense, alcohol, coffee, alcohol, intense, caramel, smoke, light peat; mouth: roasted barley, dark fruits, light burnt barley, intense, alcohol, coffee, alcohol, intense, caramel, smoke, light peat, caramel, light acridness, lightly dry finale in roasted barley with presence of caramel, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, millésime 2010, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, fruits noirs, léger orge brûlée, intense, alcool, café, alcool, intense, caramel, fumé, léger tourbe; bouche : orge torréfiée, fruits noirs, léger orge brûlée, intense, alcool, café, alcool, intense, caramel, fumé, léger tourbe, caramel, légère âcreté, finale légèrement sèche en orge torréfiée avec présence de caramel, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (482) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
Poured from bottld to glass. Dark hue with brown head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, figs, caramel, molasses, cola, slight soy. Mouthfeel is full body and good carbonation. Taste is crisp sweetness throughout with a nice astringent bitterness in the following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a great imperial stout!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Aroma I didn?t feel was too prominent; booze, malt and cherry. Flavor was a little coffee, toffee, bread, malt and booze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (172) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Dark, thick black, with a tan. Umami nose, some honey sweetness. Some alcohol on the nose. Quite sweet on the front. Followed by some bitterness. Heavier body, thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is not terribly present. Beautifully balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
[Tap] Tried this at a Surly tap takeover. Opaque black pour with brown foam lacing. Heavy roasted aroma. Sweet molasses and cherry hints in the nose. Complex taste is of roasted/burnt malts, some chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, cherry and alcohol. Oily mouthfeel. Really tasty stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
Huge thanks to hopscotch for the bottle! Pours black with a light brown head with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, and a little coffee; a real nice combo of chocolate and fruit the whole way. Awesome beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutnick (458) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 On tap at Jerrys then 2013 vintage bottle a few days later at Lincoln Station (both Chicago). Appearance is dark with mild tan foam. Aroma is very interesting - bright smell of dark fruits; like a rich dairy smoothie. Taste is WOW - my sort of stout, this vintage. Not overly chocolate heavy or sweet or difficult. Bit of a port like quality but far from the fortified wine world. Lots of great flavours - finishes sweet but not cloying. Loads of dark fruits: cherries, blueberries. Overall, great imperial stout; haven’t been bowled over by a beer like this for a while. Great interplay between the fruity quality and the dark malt. Perfectly pitched between sweet and savoury.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wisdomsolo (400) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
2012 Darkness. Had this at a great neighborhood tasting. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Had so much fun!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1507) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
of the overhyped once a year stout releases, this one beats a lot of them.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
Rating #1200. Bottle, vintage 2012, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: sweet, caramel, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. TASTE: sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, little hoppy even, vanilla, mocha. Amazing beer! Drank this during a White Pony tasting, glad this beer was there.


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