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RATINGS: 1023   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


humlelala's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humlelala (1280) - - NOV 5, 2012
(75 cl bottle of the 2012 vintage courtesy of Steasy66 - huge thanks!) Pours inkl black with big, mocha head. Beautiful lace and good retention. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt with notes of chocolate, dried fruit and a lactic hint towards the end. Full-bodied, softly carbonated, oily texture with a sweet, roasted finish. The taste is sweet enough that I cant detect any traces of ascorbic acidity or harsh bitterness from the roasted malt. On the other hand its not so sweet as to make it cloying and undrinkable. All in all Id say this is a very pleasant and well balanced beer that Im glad I had the opportunity to taste.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (322) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2016
2015 bottle. Pours black with a half inch mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark dried fruit. Taste of chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, sugar. Medium+ sweetness; light to moderately bitter underneath. Smooth, soft, lightly dry finish. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Dark black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a bit of smoke. The flavor is well balanced with a strong chocolate, a bit of dark fruit, and coffee. Overall good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2364) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
Draft @ Mikkeller CBC 2014. Pitch black, brown head. Sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Heavy roast, chocolate, coffee, licorice, ashes, vanilla, honey. Impressive. (2014-05 backlog)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3469) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends, july 26th 2015. Black body with a creamy tanned head. Aroma of dark malt, roast, raisin, earthy and herbal hops. Taste of bitter chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, medium sweetness, good bitterness, boozy towards finish. Nice balanced yet dark as hell. Very nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (678) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2016
Draft at Local Option... Pours black in the snifter...thin beige head and lacing. Notes of vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate, warm boozy finish... Outstanding RID, lives up to the hype!!! Delicious...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (1014) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2016
Rating #1000 Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is loaded with chocolate, roast, raisin/fig, and some caramel. The flavor is about the same, some lingering earthy and floral hops and coffee on the back end. Nice viscous body and mellow carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Krej (221) - USA - APR 7, 2016
This really good. Smooth and creamy and I really like it. More words I hate words

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
20107589 (677) - randers, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
pour black with a small tan head. lots of aromas. like in the text above. chocolate, raisins, coffee, and toffee. this is really sweet, not much bitterness going on. creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. drinking it with cheese cake and enjoying it!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma is whiskey, some chocolate and raisin. Flavor is strong whiskey, raisin, and some cherry. Strong bite, this may need to age a few years to take the edge off.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4884) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours coffee brown with a nice tan head. Aroma presents roast malt, coffee, molasses and licorice tones. Bold flavor delivers rich molasses, roast malt, coffee, semi-sweet and licorice notes; it is rather sweet but not cloying. Viscous body delivers a strong and persistent fizz. Enjoy the darkness! Another one off me beer bucket list.


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