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RATINGS: 931   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (679) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Taste at RBNG. Thanks Nate! Pours like black coffee. No head. Aroma of soy, caramel, date, raisin, a touch of coffee. Taste follows nose. A bit of grassy bitterness and coffee in the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillDunn (28) - - MAR 14, 2014
Fresh on tap. Love the hop character of this big stout; recommend drinking fresh as much as cellaring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (729) - - MAR 11, 2014
’11. Black pour, tan head. Nose is roasted malts, piney hops, vegetal, metal. Taste is very bitter, fruity hops, vegetal, roasted malts and chocolate, aluminum. Medium creamy mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evorclear (3) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
2013 bottle: Aroma is coffee, toffee, cocoa, with some finishing cherry and licorice. The taste is very similar to aroma, without a overwhelming taste of alcohol. Super solid, pretty high up there on my list. Can't wait to try again and see where it develops!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2010 bottle shared in February 2014. Black pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor both seem a bit oxidized. In addition to the big chocolate and roasted malt notes I get a bit of sherry character. There is also a good bit of alcohol and some creamy notes in the flavor. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I waited a long time to try this beer, and while it was a bit oxidized, it was still very enjoyable. Glad I got to try it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scooter131313 (4) - - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
Love the 2012 release; it's a local beer with a huge following that's worth every boastful word. Huge, flavorful and delicious. (IMO: I hate the artwork on the bottles.) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (873) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Flaska från 2012. Trade (thanks STLWill). Känns åldrad trots 2012. Vinös, sötaktig, konserverade körsbär och lite pappig i doften liknande smakbild. Hade förvisso höga förväntningar men den här ska nog sannolikt vara bättre än så här. Övriga i provpanelen gör liknande noteringar. Oklart hur flaskan har förvarats sedan köp. --- - -- Mikkeller bar 2014. Kul att få göra en re-rate och höja. (Dock osäker på årgångarna). Bra balans. Riktigt fin med tung mörk choklad. Ingen störande beska och sötma i balans. Ingen spretig alkohol. Hasse får en flaska som tack för hjälpen då han blåste rent tre toaletter med stopp. Dom hade fått lov att stänga stället annars.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50 (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Black pour with a single finger espresso head. Lots of lace. Very creamy mouth. Aroma is full of toffee, nuts & coffee. Taste is sweet with chocolate, roast, fruit, toffee & molasses. This was a 2013 bottle. Glad they sent some of this to Chicago, because it is good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2014
2012 bottle(Werewolf) shared by Hypo Luxa. Drunk from a Mikkeller tulip glass. A thick viscous inky black pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is Savoury, mesquite kind of smokiness, molasses, toffee & soy. A meaty aroma. Smooth creamy mouthfeel on a medium body. The taste is sweet, soy, sweet caramelized candied cherry syrup with some earthy smoke in the finish. Almost an earthy beef jerky. And light warming in the aftertaste. Honestly it is a really nice beer but too syrupy sweet for me.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 2012 Thick, rich, creamy head. Deep bready yeasty Aroma. Surprisingly light bodied! A little chalky. Plum crossing into soy, smoke, a bit of heat. Mesquite. Caramelized cherries are hiding deep in the heat. Is that beef jerky? A very fun bottle!


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