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RATINGS: 893   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (29686) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 From tap, apparently the last keg available, put on at McKenzies Minneapolis. Huge thanks to hellomynameis for letting me know about this being on! Pours black with a brown rim, thick creamy brown head which looks like lovely chocolate cream. Aroma is a complex sweet coffee, chocolate and liqourice blend, slight molasses note. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, complex blend of liqourice and chocolate. A distinct fruity note that is non-citric, seems like peach to me. Finish is a long mellow sweet blend of the chocolate and coffee notes hitting a wonderfull bitterness. You keep tasting the chocolate on your lips and the bitterness on you tongue. Very lovely and perfectly balanced.

RBSG Second sample at the brewery didn’t have th peach note and was more hoppy and fresh compared to the McKenzies tapped version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
Entered to celebrate my 9700th rating with the curently 4th highest rated beer on Ratebeer. Drunk at GABF 2007. A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet and very roasted, combined with notes of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt, as well as a light note of alcohol. The flavor is very balanced. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of BrianK. Pours black with a vague reddish hue and a rich light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and a whiff of smoke. Solid body, hard roasted malts, some vanilla. Deeply malt bitter. Not bad, but not exactly Top 50 to me. 220909

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of smoke and hops. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, alcohol and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Very black, rich beige head. Concentrated coffee aroma with some black currant. Hops mixed with brandy and licorice. Vinous and not overly full sized. Very well made in that ther is no stickyness at all. Creates elegance out of a chaotic orchestra of flavours: chocolate. molasses, oat flakes, port and licorice. Finishes salty and very bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15519) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 Black color; small creamy head. Pleasant aroma, with chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate cookies, light phenols. Strong body, with quite evident alcohol perception; dark caramel flavor, chocolate and light liquorice; sweet and oily mouthfeel. The final is very chocolatey; there is too much alcohol. Powerful, but not orgasmic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, wood, vanilla and hops. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
2009. Bottle @ Odense Tasting, December 2010. Thanks Jacob. Pours pitch black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Dry and roasted nose and flavor with fruit and soy. Oily and sticky. Full bodied. A big one . .Nice.

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