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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Moderate toasted to burnt, dark chocolate and strong coffee for the malt, light pine and earth for the hops and yeast, with hints of tar and sulfur. Head is small to average, frothy, light brown with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is vey dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, slick with a lively carbonation. A nice, above average Imperial Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1906) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Fresh, robust and sweet malt aroma. Black color with a medium brown head. Sweet malt beginning with a light bitter burn in the finish. Palate is weak.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeertourist (4893) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at Olympen. Almost black with a creamy beige head. Delicious marcipane chocolate aroma. Chocolate, nuts, marcipane flavours. Hitting my top list.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (501) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2014
Black with creamy head. Aroma is round, chocolate, spice and some leather. Round palate. Aftertaste is green hops, coffee, leather and lingering spicy finish. Overall: nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Tap at The Malted Barley. Aroma is prunes, raisins, chocolate and coffee malt with roast notes, earthy hops and licorice. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Flavor is dark bitter malt dominant with dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness, light alcohol notes and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Draft. Datk opaque briwn color, light briwn head with solid lacing. Aroma of burnt edpresso and unsweetened cocoa. Taste is bitter chocolate, licirice. Delicious.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear black color with some dark red hints in it, small fizzy dark brown head. Alcohol, roasted, sweet scent. Roasted, alcohol, solvents taste. Warming alcohol. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Roasted, mineral aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2948) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours black with a creamy frothy mocha head that leaves some lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, pine needles, resin and liquorice. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toasted grains, St Johns wort, sweet liquorice candy, sweetened coffee, dark chocolate, resin and soil. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly viscous and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, soil, resin and liquporice. Solid impy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, cocoa, licorice, some smoked notes, figs, soot, tar notes, some ash. Roasted spicy chocolate flavor, ash, soot, vanilla, licoeice, some cocoa powder, raisins, grassy notes, some chilli notes, dark chocolate. Quite nice heavy stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar Surt. kryddor, karamell, russin, choklad. Svart. Smakar choklad, alkohol, russin, choklad, surt Lite halv tunn.


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