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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Aroma is rich and smoky with undertones of quality coffee, unsweet chocolate and molasses, like a fine mocha with just a bit of an alcohol nip. It pours an opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor has firm tones of semi-sweet chocolate, fine coffee, molasses and toffee, as well as a good alcohol nip that gets your attention but it not overpowering or too fierce. Texture is smooth and quite fizzy, leaving behind a fairly persistent tingle, a not-quite-subtle alcohol bite, and a dollop of sweetness. Heartily recommended!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 25, 2012
Love this beer! Very floral in smell and taste. Will definitely hit the spot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 6, 2011
SUper offering from Terrapin. Better than I expected. Very fine Stout. Supplies are running out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PickettsCharge (89) - USA - APR 17, 2011
Poured black. Aroma roasty. Taste bit bitter with nice toasted and roasty taste. lingering aftertaste of same. good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bomber from LiquorLoft, dark and forbidding, chocolate, ash and sweet, bitter with some metallic bite. Solid offering from terrapin, only get better with time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Tap at Capones. Pours a deep black with a medium creamy tan head that left some lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, toffee and molasses. Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts and toffee. Some moderate hop bitterness and flavor. Well done RIS. ABV very well hidden. Not overly sticky or cloying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1814) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours dark brown to nearly black with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of rich coffee, dark chocolate, smoky malts, and hints of dark fruit. The flavor is everything you would expect from the aroma; coffee, chocolate, and smoke primarily with hints of dark fruits. Really everything you could hope for in an imperial stout even if there is no big "wow" factor. Hopefully Terrapin will get some of this in bourbon barrels because this would be a phenomenal barrel aged impy stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle pours a jet black brew with a medium brown head. Scent is dark chocolate, roasted malts and hops. Taste is roasty malty hoppy goodness....go get some!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TNBeerman (1) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2011 does not count
Strong!.... a touch heavy on coffee flavor for my taste but overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pours pitch black with small brown fizz. Smells super roasted, chocolate, coffee, with soft bitterness also on the nose. Tastes roasted with hints of chocolate and some coffee, no real bitterness; not very impressive unfortunately. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Terrapin Big Daddy Valdy’s Russian Imperial Stout finishes with a lingering bitterness.

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