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RATINGS: 896   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calvinroots (15) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Just a small taste at a beer share. Dark as could be, full bodied, fantastic smell. Great beer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Howlader (444) - - JAN 30, 2014
On draught at Churchkey during the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC. Great stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense (705) - - JAN 26, 2014
2012 bottle. Black pour with a fast disappearing brown head. Complex aroma and taste here, at various points I’m picking up liquorice, cocoa, black coffee, dark chocolate, soy, dark fruits, raisin, toffee, roasted malt. Full body. Damn was this delicious!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
2012 bottle (750 ml) thanks to Sgt. B / Brian (not on ratebeer). On January 24, 2014.
Clear black color with some dark red to brown in it, big fluffy light brown head. Sweet, vanilla, raisin scent. Sweet, raisin, malty taste. Grainy, sweet, chocolate aftertaste. Full rich mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Fantastic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
#1000, thanks a lot to mrhangover for this one!! At Nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is super rich. Lots of caramel, chocolate, port, licorice, red fruits and roast. Pretty sweet and some bitterness. This beer is so full of flavour, insane. Could not have wished better for my 1000th rating. So freaking good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBeforeH20 (126) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Dark near black pour with a light brown head. Aroma has many layers, nutty roasted malts, dark sweet fruits, and some booze. Taste is big, and bold...dark fruits are the most predominant taste to me, the roasty and toffee flavors take a back seat. This beer is really good, and gets better as it warms up. 2013 hell demon bottle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1323) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Roasty flavor and sweet nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1525) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Vampire bottle (2010) from trade with errantknight, cheers! Black with a light brown head. Aroma: roasted, toffee, light boozy, chocolate, fruity. Taste: toffee, buttery, soft roast, milk chocolate, wood, some licorice and coffee, milk chocolate. Full-bodied. A cool one for sure!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ericular (496) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
This is my ideal Imperial Stout taste profile - lighter on the coffee and cocoa bitterness in the finish. Lots of activity and burn in the nose, which works well. Very slightly raw and rough around the edges, but I expect that’s from its freshness. My circumstances weren’t ideal for a in-depth analysis, so I’d like to try this again next year.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
timjr2500 (3) - Boerne, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Creamy, dark, slight bourbon and nut nose but dark chocolate, toffee and cream flavor. So damn delicious.


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