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RATINGS: 930   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1428) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good brown head. Smells rye, coffee. Tastes coffee, chocolate, rye. Low carbo, medium body and a oily texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1185) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, koffie, vanille, hout. Volle smaak, vanille, koffie, gebrand. Goede bittere afdronk.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2561) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Tap. Opaque black body with a large,lacing, fully tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, licorice notes and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter and with some alcohol. Full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. A world class Impy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (311) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Tap at cbc14. Pours Black with a Nice Brown head. Aroma of burned sugar, licorice, dry wood and a little Cocoa. Taste is Fairly sweet, but with a very bitter roast and burned sugar to it. Licorice, and again this dry wood. In my opinion this is overrated and overpriced. Still a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Draught @ CBC’14
Aroma has deep roastiness, cocoa, some dark chocolate and . Flavour is rather strong on salty licorice. Also some dark chocolate, coffee and nuts. Good, but I expected more. A bit too much on the salty side for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2965) - 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 (564) - 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 (190) - 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 (2473) - 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.


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