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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   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 (bottled reviews have separate entry in database)

papat444's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papat444 (23) - Mercier, Quebec, - SEP 11, 2012
***2009 Vintage (Mummy)*** Big thanks to Masterski for getting me this rarity. Poured from a bomber and split with my wife. Appearance: Pours a thick body, kind of almost plops in with a thin ting that grows thicker as the pour intensifies. Smell: Alcohol soaked nuts, raisins and figs. Whiffs of cocoa and chunks of chocolate but much more on the sugary, dark fruits side. Taste: Raisins, figs, nougat, discreet chocolate and a tinge of black licorice. A bit of coffee as it warms but this resembles a barleywine almost. Not exactly what i’m looking for flavor-wise. Mouthfeel: Boozy a bit, slight;y bitter and you eventually get in a groove but this doesn’t feel like the strong RIS i’m looking for. Overall: Have to say i’m a bit disappointed by this one. Compared to DL, this one is not as good. Flavors were good but for me, not worth the hype IMO. I’ll take a DL instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
On tap at Apex for Gigantic and Friends. A: Pitch black, cappuccino head, legs. N: Licorice, cocoa, anise, soy (which surprisingly adds rather than subtracts), vanilla, char and roast, raisins and prunes, more chocolate. T: Sweet, a little salty which breaks it up a little. M: Heavy, oily body, alcohol is well hidden, soft carbonation. O: A huge Imperial Stout, one of the biggest outside Dark Lord and Hunahpu’s, with more depth than DL and less adjuncts than CC. It’s nice work if you can get it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (948) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2015
the mix of alcohol, roast & bark chocolate aroma generates an chemically 4th note. probably this should not be so cold. on tap at apex. thick like syrup-what do I pour this on--but not cloying.a bit sweet, chocolate and cherries. sticky finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepeter (313) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
pours black oi with tan head as expected. aroma of roast malt, raisins, hint of spice alcohol toffee. taste is roast malt, bit of dark fruit, toffee lending sweetness. Straight up solid Imp Stout. a bit dry at end balancing out the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
22oz bottle shared at The Cad’s 10yr anniversary at CBC Clerkenwell, massive thanks to Ed for this gem! It pours pitch black with minimal mocha head. Aroma is big bold sweet tones of caramel, molasses, jam, chocolate. Taste is again big bold and sweet with minimal alcohol, caramel, sweet brown sugar, molasses and roast chocolate. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very sweet and bold RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (681) - Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2015
Dark roasted malt, dark fruit. Smells good. Great color, tan head. Chewy mouthfeel with some dark fruit in the taste.. caramel, some chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2753) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, courtesy of EdKing. Massive thanks! Red wax ’werewolf’ edition (2012). Thick pour. Black, small foamy brown head doesn’t endure. Aroma is treacle, molasses, malts. Body is medium, low carbonation. Initially a little foamy in the mouth, but it calms down. Taste is sweet molasses and treacle, dark cherry, twigs, syrupy coffee. Very sweet. Quite nice, but I’m not a huge fan of these overly sweet impys. A big want though - thanks again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2068) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle of the 2012 traded with Steasy66 and shared at The Cad’s 10 Year Anniversary.Pours opaque very dark brown, almost black, with a beige to tan head, which dissipates to thin.Nose has traces of that salty yeasty Marmite, molasses, lots of sweet black treacle, black sugar, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is sweet, black treacle, black sugar, molasses, something like cherry, some dead yeasty Marmite, light coffee, possibly some red wine vinous. This is too sweet and cloying for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidelis83 (2117) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2010 draft. Inky black pour, 2 finger tan head. Aroma is molasses, dark fruit, lots of chocolate, some coffee and lots of roast, dark caramel and sweet bread spice . Flavor is big on dark caramel, lots of toasty chocolate, mild roast coffee some dark , not nearly as much as the aroma. Heavy, creamy, chewy body, light, soft blanketing carbonation. Frigging fantastic. One of the best impy stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1223) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2013 22oz bottle pours a dark black with a small tan head. coffee cherry dark chocolate and dried fruit taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle ’13, tasted side by side with Dark Lord and Huna. Pitch black pour with a light tan head. Nose has roast, coffee, dates and figs. Taste has dark dried fruits, fairly bitter, coffee and some fruity notes. As it warms up the hoppy fruitiness really comes through. My number #2 out of the three. Excellent!

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