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RATINGS: 261   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Growler at DLD. Left along the row of dead solders at the curb across from Floyds. Solid black with deep brown tan head. A lot of cherry in the nose and a little bit of alcohol. Solid taste. Smooth with some noticeable roast malt to it. Alcohol is quite strong. More like dried cherry leather but quite tasty. Except for an increasing note of malt roast, it’s very smooth. Alcohol is warming, not burning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Oily black pour, with thick tan head. Deep vanilla chocolate. Thick stout. Creamy big beer. Oatmeal grain, alc rise, lots of dry coffee. Big, quite lovely. Bittering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Sample at brewery. Minneapolis. Pours dark brown with tan head Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, a little bit of whiskey, roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate bitterness. Body is medium, soft carbonation, long finish. Generally good, but the body is a little thin. Barrel did not come through as much as I would have liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7476) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a chestnut brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of roasted malts and dark grain with a bit of sweetness from the bourbon and a hint of smoke. Flavor has lots of roasted malts and a bit of smoke up front with bourbon and dark grains growing throughout the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (211) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tap at Town Hall. Pours dark black with foamy tan head. Aroma is strong alcohol and malts. Taste follows, too much wiskey flavor for my liking but a really solid stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2609) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap at GTMW 2014, back to back barreled aged beers at this festival, nice. Pours a very dark brown pretty much black with a thick brown head, the aroma was of heavy bourbon and oak at first with a nice amount of oak and vanilla showing too, the flavor has a heavy chocolate front end with the bourbon and vanilla showing quite a bit in the finish, big beer but still pretty good, not overly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma: Chocolate, Brown Bread, Dark Malts Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Brown Lacing Taste: Dark Chocolate, Dark Malts, Mild Coffee Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2404) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2012 bottle. Shared with friends and neighbors. Pours black with a huge foamy head that fades normally a thick ring leaving nice webbing. Aroma is great. Dark chocolate, espresso, overripe cherries, tobacco and molasses. Tastes like it might have a slight sour infection but it sorta works. Lots of dark roast, chocolate, coffee, and tobacco mix with the sour dark fruit taste. Medium to thick body. Would love to try this fresh one day because I think there’s something a little off about this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2398) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a black color with off white head. Bourbon, oak, roasty flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of roast, molasses, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Taste is big roast, dark chocolate, molasses. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ataraxia (407) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Mills aroma of powdered chocolate, coffee beans, oak, and caramel. Somewhat vinous sweetness. Full carb, full bodied, a little thin. Inky black, small tan head.

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