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RATINGS: 944   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 (bottled reviews have separate entry in database)


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (303) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
甘くて苦い ス& 通が好みそう&

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4304) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
Draught.Black with no head.Aroma is sweet of dark dried berries,coffee and oile,smooth and sweet flavour of tobacco and fruitys,nice well balanced with long taste and sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3546) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 3rd Session. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of hops, chocolate and orange, flavor of orange, hops and chocolate, medium bodied, nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (569) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Shared bomber to snifters. Thanks jimmeekrek. Black pour thick and dark. Tan head that leaves a ring. Lots of roasty dark malts and fruits. Tobacco and char. Definite hop presence.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (2223) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
I got this in an in person trade from my Texas buddy who went to Minnesota on a business trip. He made his way up for a visit here to Alaska and he got a bunch of stuff for it. I poured this into a tulip. The appearance is pitch black and it pours that way as well. It starts off with a one finger white to off white foamy head and gently dies at a nice pace leaving a nice coating of lacing that eventually spider webs and clings nicely to the sides of the glass. The smell takes a superior amount of sweet sticky roasted chocolates and adds a decent underscore of vanilla to it. It all combines nice and roasty. The taste is extremely sweet and sticky chocolate coating my taste buds. There is an extremely sweet sticky chocolatey aftertaste that ends up leaving a sweet sticky chocolatey finish as well. On the palate, it sits about a medium to heavy with no booze noticed as I thought I was going to but no side effects are noticed. The carbonation is extremely smooth around my mouth and tongue. This one is a sipper, no gulping allowed or at least in my opinion, I say don’t gulp. Overall, wow - nice one Surly, wish I could get this one in my distro, but after having this I wish I could have this on a daily basis.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (505) - - MAY 15, 2014
Draft at Cafe 28, Minneapolis, MN. Pours a jet black with rocky tan sponge head that left sugary lacing on the Darkness snifter. Aroma is massive: roasty bitterness and no small amount of hop presence. Flavor is huge with perfect balance of malt and hops. Chocolate complexity and hop bitterness are equally proportioned. Tobacco and char in the finish, with alcohol nearly completely masked. From notes taken December 22, 2010.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4301) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2014
2012. Another day another top 50 beer. This is on the sweet side, with more of a milk chocolate feel than dark chocolate. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Thick palate and creamy and oily texture. Lots of roast as well. Bittersweet finish. Tap takeover at Churchkey.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skullgeorge (44) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle 2012 at the Hoppy Pub Thessaloniki. Thanks to Mixos and Hopfather for sharing. Pours deep black with a thin brown Head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and roasted malts. Licorice aith chocolate in the front for taste and coffee, dark fine malts and some molasses to follow. Soft carbonation and full body. Pleasand bittersweet chocolate aftertaste and some alcohol. World class brew !!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (316) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. nice brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2237) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bomber, 2012 vintage. Massive dark chocolate nose, with dark sugar, light coffee, and fumes. Solid chocolate initial, so rich on the tongue, soy sauce, light herbs. Medium-heavy. Very good. Rather sweet, has a smidgen of umami. Thought it would be more of a monster, but still quite impressive.


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