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RATINGS: 1038   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to hrking for this gem. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty coffe and chocolate aroma with some hints of vanilla. Roasted heavy malty chocolate flavor with some hints of coffe and some weak hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Roast aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and hoppy with a crisp and bitter slightly dry full roast finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
[ Trade by Bobby91w ]. Clear dark black color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, moderate roasted, coffee, vanilla, alcohol, berry sweet - cherry ? Flavor is heavy sweet, light light acidic, and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090608]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Originally reviewed 11/10/2008... 750 bottle #174 (2007), black over maroon wax into Reidel Vinum Cab glass... Pours a black coffee brown with a maple/peanut butter-colored head (1 finger) that comes and goes, leaving sparse bubbles in the middle of the glass. Very viscous...sparse to decent lacing but solid trails up and down the glass. One word...bountiful. Hearty malt candy sweetness with salty roasted peanuts and extremely deep caramel and chocolate malt. Alcohol wraps up in the thickness of it all. Is there enough room for hops? A cool bitterness of grass and slight pine detected. Aroma mellows slightly after pouring and with time. This, for all its depth and complexity, is much drier on the palate than on the nose. Grass hop profile comes about with slight pine in the back. Salty peanut brittle forward malt taste. I know the sweetness...I know there’s alcohol, but it’s quite contained. Bittersweet chocolate emerges and strengthens with warmth. Absolutely love the dryness of this. After a while the alcohol gets a little warm but it works in Beautiful Chemistry with the dry, chocolate coffee texture along with solid hop wilderness. Slowly slides down the palate in its extreme viscosity. Finish is slow and sultry. In spots there’s slight emptiness but the holes get filled in right quick. Oh, it’s a sipper alright, but a damn fine one at that. One of the ultimate examples of balance in overabundance and utter depth. One of the best!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2009
2007 Bottle @ Anders37. Black with dark brown head. Roasted soy chocolate herbs alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Shared by Odeed. Black. Aroma is very roasty, chocolate, coffee, light alcohol. Taste is very hoppy, something like an imperial alpha klaus, some alcohol showing, light toffee- hoppiness masks much of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to andrew. Pours solid black. Thinnish tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, soy sauce. Flavor of chocolate, toffee, hops. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2009
I loved this beer...its everything an Impy should be...simply phenomenal...might have to go to darkness day next year..............................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Pours dark brown very close to black and to the untrained eye may appear black haha. The head is brownish and disaptes quicker than expected. Overly sweet and syrupy compared to most Impy’sin aroma and flavor. I’m slightly dissapointed in what I thought would be a great find at the ACBF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Tap at ACBF 2009: Opaque motor oil pour with a thick brown head that fades to a film. Gigantic chaotic aroma dominated by molasses with notes of coffee, burnt raisin/sugar, and charred black malt. Cloying sticky body- no finesse nor subtlety here. Flavor is dominated by molasses, burnt plummy sugars and nondescript char. A disgusting under attenuated mess lacking finesse. Why all the hype?

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