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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Creamy and full-bodied, with a complex character from generous amounts of roasted, toasted, and caramel malts. For those who demand flavor, this is the perfect libation. Bronze Medal winner 2003 GABF, Gold Medal winner 2005 GABF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2488) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
Black pour with an espresso head giving way to phenomenal lacing on the glass. Aroma is black coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of hops for balance. Taste is bakers chocolate, espresso, chocolate malt, and faint earth from the hops. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle share during March Madness semifinals. Appearance is dark as night, light tan foam. Aroma is beautiful - dark malt, hints of coffee, dark fruits. Taste is dark malt bitterness, nice lingering quality on the palate, syrupy strong body but still very drinkable. Palate is completely damaged - very strong malt bite. Overall, not a crazily complex stout but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
bottle. Thick black with small head. Big roasted malt. Slightly burned flavor. Moderate booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (271) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Jet black beer with aromas of coffee, roast and chocolate. Taste follows nose. Everything you expect in a good russian Impy stout. Good solid offering from thirsty dog.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutgap (39) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle into a snifter,creamy dark lasting head, black in color with good lacing. Roast, molasses,coffee,rasin & tobacco in the nose.Full to medium mouth feel creamy with average carbonation. Sweet up front with a bitter long finish.This is what beer should tast like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Roasty, earthy, charred aromas, some cocoa, dark roast coffee, and a hint of dried dark fruit. Black with a lasting minimal, light tan head. Dry, roasty, bitter, and with notes of black soil. Full bodied, hearty, and robust, leaving behind lingering roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3/8/14 $4.59 bottle bought at CBO drank at home after dinner at the kitchen bar. Really really good stout. Great taste of coffee and a roasted dark chocolate. Wish is was a little thicker on the mouthfeel but still awesome ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1138) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, wood. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with an astringent finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThreeCats (617) - ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2014
Black, with a nice mocha head. Aroma of roast and caramel, chocolate, cream, and coffee. Taste rich and chocolaty, with a strong shot of espresso. Full body, with some chalk and ash. Nice roasty finish with a warming sensation in stomach. Very nice Imperial Stout.

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