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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
pours black oi with tan head as expected. aroma of roast malt, raisins, hint of spice alcohol toffee. taste is roast malt, bit of dark fruit, toffee lending sweetness. Straight up solid Imp Stout. a bit dry at end balancing out the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
22oz bottle shared at The Cad’s 10yr anniversary at CBC Clerkenwell, massive thanks to Ed for this gem! It pours pitch black with minimal mocha head. Aroma is big bold sweet tones of caramel, molasses, jam, chocolate. Taste is again big bold and sweet with minimal alcohol, caramel, sweet brown sugar, molasses and roast chocolate. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very sweet and bold RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (793) - Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2015
Dark roasted malt, dark fruit. Smells good. Great color, tan head. Chewy mouthfeel with some dark fruit in the taste.. caramel, some chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, courtesy of EdKing. Massive thanks! Red wax ’werewolf’ edition (2012). Thick pour. Black, small foamy brown head doesn’t endure. Aroma is treacle, molasses, malts. Body is medium, low carbonation. Initially a little foamy in the mouth, but it calms down. Taste is sweet molasses and treacle, dark cherry, twigs, syrupy coffee. Very sweet. Quite nice, but I’m not a huge fan of these overly sweet impys. A big want though - thanks again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle of the 2012 traded with Steasy66 and shared at The Cad’s 10 Year Anniversary.Pours opaque very dark brown, almost black, with a beige to tan head, which dissipates to thin.Nose has traces of that salty yeasty Marmite, molasses, lots of sweet black treacle, black sugar, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is sweet, black treacle, black sugar, molasses, something like cherry, some dead yeasty Marmite, light coffee, possibly some red wine vinous. This is too sweet and cloying for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2010 draft. Inky black pour, 2 finger tan head. Aroma is molasses, dark fruit, lots of chocolate, some coffee and lots of roast, dark caramel and sweet bread spice . Flavor is big on dark caramel, lots of toasty chocolate, mild roast coffee some dark , not nearly as much as the aroma. Heavy, creamy, chewy body, light, soft blanketing carbonation. Frigging fantastic. One of the best impy stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2013 22oz bottle pours a dark black with a small tan head. coffee cherry dark chocolate and dried fruit taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle ’13, tasted side by side with Dark Lord and Huna. Pitch black pour with a light tan head. Nose has roast, coffee, dates and figs. Taste has dark dried fruits, fairly bitter, coffee and some fruity notes. As it warms up the hoppy fruitiness really comes through. My number #2 out of the three. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (970) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Thanks buddy :) Been wanting this for a while! Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of sweet cherries, raisins, dry licorice, fresh fruity coffee, malts, dark dried fruits and some bitter chocolate along with a nice hoppy base. Taste is fruity, dark dried fruits, raisins, coffee, english licorice, chocolate filled licorice, hops, some minty-like licorice aswell. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Thanks ericteusink for sharing this one. Long time coming to have never tried this badboy. 2013 bottle. Big black body, heavy sweet, toffee, coffee, big dark chocolate, dark fruit, booze, smooth though. I caught just a hint of age here already. Big beer for sure.

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