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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Peter the Great came to love rich, dark Porters during his trip to England and requested them to be sent to the Russian Imperial Courts. Unfortunately, the beer did not survive the long journey and arrived spoiled. In 1796 a London brewery, Thrale’s, responded by increasing the alcohol and hops in their porter, essentially delivering a richer and heartier brew able to survive the long export east. Thrale himself proclaimed, "She’ll keep for seven years". Thus, with the same intention of longevity as Thrale, we have created our homage to the original brewer of the Imperial Stout. We’ll be keeping a small amount in safe-keeping for a ’seven-year toast’ or two.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, dark fruit, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlytheEwe (2) - Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
Poured from tap a dark espresso with a khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt, slight coffee, black licorice, and slightly boozy. Very reserved in smell. Tastes of espresso, roasted malt, toffee, and umami. Fair mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured from tap a near black with a Khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts and slight licorice. Tastes of licorice, roasted malts, some cocoa, and ends with a smoky flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Wow! A dangerously sessionable imperial stout. Strong coffee on the nose, rich dark brown (definitely not black) color. Pleasant toasty notes and an effervescent mouthfeel. Not over the top like many modern examples of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1715) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On tap at Urban Chestnut on Jan 11th. Pours a black color with tan head. Burnt, roasted, licorice, dark fruit flavors. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Tap @ Urban Chestnut. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, roasty, candy sugar, dark fruity, herbal aroma. Quite sweet, black licorice, chocolate, sugary flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Draft at urban, pours black with tan head. Aroma has dark fruit, and coffee, flavors are dark fruit, coffee roast, dark chocolate. On the dark fruit side of things.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2012
It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malt and some coffee. The taste was sweet roasted malt, molasses, some coffee and hints of chocolate. Very tasty Imperial Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (959) - Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
Smells like scotch. Dark black. My god, this has alcohol. Hint of chocolate and vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Draught at brewery. Big vanilla nose. Brown sugar. Bourbon. Big time flavors. Excellent.


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