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RATINGS: 1034   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
’16 = Cerberus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
From tap, v2013. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, some vanilla, dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full siky creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2010 bottle shared thanks to Scott! Pours pitch black with a small tan head that dissipates. The aroma is loaded with dark chocolate, molasses, a touch of caramel. The taste is huge chocolate, milk, dark, sweet and maybe a bit of a caramel etc. there is very little bitterness but there is no cloying feeling at all. This is amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
750 mL bottle. 2011 vintage. Shared with ebone1988 for his 350th rating. You're welcome. The pour is a viscous oily dark black with a thin. Darker khaki colored head that falls to a ring with no lace. Just some glass discoloration. The aroma is excellent. There is lots of dark fruits and licorice. There is a bitter roastiness that accompanies it. The complexity of bitter roast, fruitiness, and licorice is just excellent. The flavor is real good. There is a light bitterness up front. The fruits and licorice offer up a wonderful transition to a sweeter side. There is a light coffee presence, but it's really complex and delicious. The mouth feel is thick and oily with a nice soft carbonation and a lingering beautiful sweet dark fruit dominated aftertaste. This is damn good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
#350. 2011 vintage. Bottle shared with koleminer20, and I’ve been looking forward to it for some time. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee. Appearance is black, khaki head, poured very thick. Taste is sweet licorice, roasty malt, cocoa, coffee. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation, great aftertaste. Overall, hot damn that’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jspencer78 (32) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Very fruity nose. Pitch black with thin head that quickly dissipated. Slightly sweet fades to slightly boozy. Thick/oily on the palate. Had their charcuterie board with this and the beer was wonderful with this. I will be coming back to this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at the source with commonshawn in a tulip glass. 10 oz pour. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma is dark fruits and hints of chocolate. Little bit of a medicinal vibe too. Taste is definitely on the sweet side initially with a chocolate and a raisin tendency. Gives way to a small ripple of bitterness that feeds into the coffee essence aftertaste. Alcohol presence felt. Tastes like dessert in a glass. A high quality beer I think I undervalue slightly because it’s from the hometown. Would be better in a non-summer season. Very, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (596) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle - Pours dark black. Nose is lots of chocolate, roasty, and dark fruits. The taste is dark, rich chocolate with roastiness and figs. It’s big, black, and delicious. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2015
'13 bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is sweet plums. The taste is fantastic. Lots of toffee and just overall great stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1350) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle. Black with nice lacing. Small khaki head. Roasted chocolate. Sweet caramel in there too. Fruity with some licorice. Sweet, for sure. More than I expected. It blends well with the roasted malts, though. Licorice and dark fruits. Ashy bitter malt finish. Heavy and sweet. Medium carbonation. Lots of sugar in this guy. Not to Dark Lord levels, but sweet. I’d struggle to drink much of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours an opaque cola brown with a ring of beige head. Aroma of booze and wood with burnt malts. Very boozy taste,

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