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RATINGS: 262   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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
(Bottle) Pours black creamy brown head. The aroma holds deep malt with notes of dark bread, creamy chocolate, touch off coffee powder and liquorice. Undertones of brown sugar, balanced vanilla/coconut oak, cream, peanuts and blueberries. The flavor is light sweet, near medium bitter and light acidic with notes of perfect roast (a perfect malt bill), balanced oak, some blueberries, liquorice, tobacco and subtle hops. A bit too sour. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with a soft carbonation. Balanced and yummy finish. Medium to full bodied. Fantastic, maybe a tad bit infected.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3332) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
750 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you Pandableh! Pours oily viscous pitch black with a nice-looking frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while sticking to the glass leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, quality dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, charred wood, chocolate cake, black pepper, burnt caramel, toffee and sweet dark bread. Taste is sweet, bitter, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, prunes, brown sugar, vanilla fudge, roasted caramelized nuts, pine, lemon zest, moist soil, moist wood and sweet dark bread. Mouthfeel is round, smooth, soft, silky and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark quality chocolate, dark roast coffee, pumpernickel, dark honey, coconut, charred wood and vanilla fudge. If it wasn’t for the weird sourness this could have been the perfect beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12821) - 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 (1575) - 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 (4167) - 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 (5928) - 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 (4804) - 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 (2753) - 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 (4415) - 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


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