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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.25%
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Big Daddy Vladyís Russian Imperial Stout is Number 13 in our Side Project Series of beers. Brewed under the strictest Socialistic guidelines, this Imperialistic Stout will be carefully monitored and allocated accordingly. Black as the coldest Siberian Winterís night, this colossal, viscous beverage will bring the hammer and sickle down on your little girly manís palate.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours thick viscous black like used motor oil with a tan creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and dark chocolate. Chocolate, roasted malt, fig, with a bit of espresso. Very nice on a cold day!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
22oz bottle courtesy of bulbman, thanks! I split this with a couple friends and they seemed to enjoy it more than I did. Not much point describing the appearance, itís black and has a minimal head.it smelled like alcohol at first but as it warmed up it was a nice rich, toasty smell. The taste really had a charred meat flavor to it that was just too much for me. I wonít be seeking this out again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-25-2011 17:52:14

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2113) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with no head to speak of. The aroma has a lot of licorice and a little chocolate. The taste is very chocolate forward with a licorice trail.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Split a bomber of this with fellow BA danielnovak3 in the hotel room before the CBS release. Poured into a Deschutes snifter. A: Pours a jet black with a khaki head. Bubbly and has some nice lace down the glass. S: Black licorice, roasted malts, and sweet chocolate are all present. Finishes with a sweet vanilla and some faint dark fruits. T: Man, the taste hid some great flavors. There is the big chocolate and roasted malts from the nose with a just a little bit of leather mixed in. But there is also a smokey oak smell that was completely hidden in the nose. Itís almost overwhelming, but thereís just enough to make it work and it is really integrated. The alcohol is well hidden. M: Very heavy, close to syrup. Surprisingly drinkable though. O: Some age as done some wonders to this bad boy. Pop it open now if you still have it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-02-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle @ Steveís Ouse, acquired in a trade a while back. Black appearance with a dark brown head that dissipates a bit quickly. Light anise, roasty chocolate malty, mild vanilla aroma. Dark fruity, rich chocolate bar, vanilla, Hersheyís, mild anise flavor. Delicious, tasty beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul! This beer appears nearly black, with a thick beige head that leaves some decent lacing in its wake. The aroma is primarily of roasted malt and alcohol. The flavor brings a lot of heat, with the typical stout characteristics a bit out of balance. Itís quite roasty with a formidable alcohol presence throughout. The feel is medium to full bodied. A small sample was plenty. There are many better examples of this style available. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-10-2011

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. My pour is a very thick and creamy looking black color, with a full-sized mocha head. The aroma is smooth, balanced, and relatively chocolate forward. Milk chocolate more than dark chocolate, with smooth lightly roasted dark malts, and a bit of coffee and cream. In my opinion, this beer has improved nicely with the age it has on it at the moment. The front of the beer has a nice milky sweetness, some dark chocolate, roasted malt character, some vanilla, a bit of espresso, and there are a bit of resiny hop bitterness toward the end. Even from the appearance, I could tell this would be a chewy, viscous beer, and the prophecy was fulfilled with each sip. The carbonation is light, gentle, and smooth. There is a sweet stickiness that is left on the lips after each sip. This is a nice offering from Terrapin overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2608) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2012
Thanks Wally for sharing this with us. Poured into my Hill Farmstead glass at cellar temperature.

A - No head, great lacing and light amber color on the edges of the glass. Midnight black beer.

S - Bourbon, cocoa and roasted malts with a hint of figs

T - Rye whiskey, chocolate milk, heavy malts

M - Very heavy, lots of booze, sweet and roasty. Dry finish.

O - Great beer but a bit too heavy. The booze is hot and needs to cool off a bit. Maybe another year and it would have been fantastic.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8435) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
651mL Pours clear, deep sepia with a larger, creamy beige head. Decent retention and weak lace. Thick mocha and chocolate mousse nose with muted Mexican chocolate. Taste up front is briny, salty, moving to bitter chocolate, ending thin and metallic with iron and tart lemon. Lots of earthen soil and iron rich dirt. Gritty mouthfeel. Eh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Vladyís pours a pitch black as you would expect. 2 finger mocha head is poured. Sticks around for a good bit. Everything looks go so far. Aroma is where it falls apart. I was hoping for a big roasty smell here but itís really hiding. Instead itís a very sweet aroma. Chocolate is the number one thing here followed by alcohol. The over 10% isnít hiding here. The smell finishes off with dark fruits and molasses. I love RIS that give off a big ďWow that smells fantasticĒ aroma. This one just doesnít do that. In the taste the alcohol peaks through again but itís honestly not that bad and doesnít get in the way. The roastiness I was hoping is again missing for the most part. Instead itís a sweet taste. Molasses, caramel, and dark fruits with a after taste of bitter chocolate. Once again it just felt like something was missing here. Close to being really good but just falling short. Mouthfeel is pretty nice though. Very slick, creamy, and smooth. Probably itís best aspect.


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