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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.25%
Big Daddy Vlady’s 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 Winter’s night, this colossal, viscous beverage will bring the hammer and sickle down on your little girly man’s palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 150313

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, some chocolate and coffee. Malty flavor with slight licorice and chocolate before a bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1928) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
22 oz. bottle - . Thanks Rich! Pitch black with no head. Bittersweet chocolate aroma, with some roasted notes and molasses. The flavor is very sweet, with some roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium body, sticky, and a little silky. Overall, this is a flavorful, mellow, and relatively easy-drinking Imperial Stout. It’s apparent that the years of aging have been good for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3532) - 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!

   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, it’s 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 won’t be seeking this out again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-25-2011 17:52:14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - 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.

   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. It’s almost overwhelming, but there’s 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle @ Steve’s 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, Hershey’s, mild anise flavor. Delicious, tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3477) - 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. It’s 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

   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.

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