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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A most unorthodox imperial stout brewed with malted rye and aggressively hopped with four U.S. varieties to develop a depth of character like no other. Notes of rye, treacle, chocolate and espresso are joined together to create a crescendo of flavor. Full-bodied and warming. With an ABV of 10.9%, you will be doing a Kalinka dance after drinking this.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2501) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
From the 654 m. bottle dated 10/31/14. Under $8 for this. Black, opaque pour with long lasting foamy tan head. Lacing is left. The aroma is an array of characters including dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and a small resin hop profile. Medium body. The taste emits all of the same sensations with a lean toward sweetness but a slightly boozy hopped finale. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (552) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Pitch black, beige head. Aroma of roasted and black malts - coffee, chocolate. In taste semi sweet, chocolate and coffee. Full bodied, medium bitter, low carbonation, smooth on the palate. Classic RIS, nothing less, nothing more that could excite you, still very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5745) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
On tap at Taproom Malmö. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee, light fruit and some chocolate. Similar taste. Full body and with a long aftertaste. A pleasant beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1106) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 66cl à la brasserie, couleur noire avec des teintes rubis, mousse marron et peu d’effervescence. Nez sur le café et le chocolat. En bouche attaque sur le café et le chocolat, ensuite deuxième bouche sur la prune fin de bouche sur le sucre candy et l’alcool très sèche.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (1167) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUN 24, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 66cl. Bière noire foncée. Grosse amertume en attaque. Bière mal équilibrée. Trop d'amertume qui cache les arômes. Décevante.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Moderate lacing. Nose is a bit yeasty at first but gives way to dark roasted malts with hints of carbonized molasses. Taste is mildly bitter, but quite pleasant. Thinner than expected. Lively carbonation. Tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennetporter (317) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Pours a black from a bottle with a thin tan head leaving little lacing. Notes of licorice and espresso in the nose, bittersweet molasses, and a slight rye sourness in the mouth. Bitter forward finish, some sweetness, but mostly dry. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
22oz bottle. Poured a deep/dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, some coffee, anmd a touch of rye with the alcohol content well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
From my backlogg: Draught at Kings Arms Pub, London 2014. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted chocolate caramell licorice dark fruits tar aroma. Roasted ashy vanilla licorice dark fruits grassy spicy chocolate flavour. Really a nice full bodied stout :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (368) - CYPRUS - MAY 27, 2015
Clear dark brown body with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel, some coffee, some ash or maybe more like burnt coffee. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Full rich body with a dry bitter finish, oily texture.


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