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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Russian Style Imperial Stout aged for ten months in oak barrels. Rich and delicious.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Pitch black beer with a nice brown head that leaves quite quickly. Malty vinous chocolate aroma, figs, plums, dades, cocoa, licorice, licorice, coffee, some oak, quite nicely mixed. Hoppy roasted flavor, biscuits, acidic, hay, raisins, dades, roasted, coffee, oak, licorice. A bit sourish and that’s too bad, since this beer has huge potential.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1555) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells abit creamy chocolate, caramel roasted malt. Tastes bubbly roasted malt, abit creamy chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle @ rlgk’s tasting. Pours pitch black with a nice creamy tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet roasted malty dark fruits raisins soy fidges grapes. Flavor is a bit too acidy roasted soy ashy bitter fruity very bitter which takes over a bit too much. Finishes bitter roasted and dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5827) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at USSkovde Pitch black. Dark, beige head. Sweet, vinous, salty chocolate and sweet fruits. Vinous, milky chocolate in the flavour. Surprisingly light body. Slightly sourish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
From 0.75 L bottle enjoyed @Papsoe’s summer tasting session. Jet black. Low rusty brown head. Strong barrel notes in the aroma. A whiff of bourbon, and hint of sweet licorice and vanilla. Dryish chalky mouthfeel. More than medium full. Taste is oaky with lots a roasted dark malts. Surprisingly fruity. Dried yellow fruits with a wee note of lactic acids. Finishes roasted and malty with some bitterness and a tart fruity edge.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2012
On tap at GTMW 2012. Dark black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, dark roasted malts and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, vanilla, mild bourbon, oak, roasted malt and light coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2563) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours a beautiful pitch black with brown head. Silky mouthfeel was really nice and the low carbonation was perfect. Aroma is very heavy chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is medium to high sweetness with flavor notes of raisins, mollases, dark fruits, and chocolate. Pretty nice but missing a roasty or oaky element that i had hoped for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4204) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
sweetish malty imp stout, not very roasty or have much for bourbon characteristics, people love these but I’d prefer others

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8995) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
750mL red wax thanks to Emily. Inky pour with medium, reddish head. Spotty lace. Nose is spicy meat, chili bowl, big green olive brine. Taste is over carbonated, dry, rained, salty. A bit harsh and acrid with no body. Very effervescent with too much carbonation. My first thought was this was infected. Disappointing.

1.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
fletchfighters (1176) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
A-- Poured a jet black color. Quite visible carbonation as got a three finger mocha colored head. Not what I expected at all. Head receded to a thick foam and left some visible lacing. S-- Quite mild really. Mostly roast and chocolate. Just very slight oak and bourbon. Did not think it was barrels very long but the roast and chocolate character was quite nice as it warmed up. T-- This can not be happening. Sour cherry and sour lacto. UGH. Just UGH. M-- Sourness just builds in the mouth and overshadows the rest. Quite infected. What a bummer. Really sad to say the least. Was literally undrinkable. O-- Been quite lucky in trading and not getting infected beers. Things happen and would still want to try this again but will not give up a lot to get it though. SIGH. Was a drain pour.


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