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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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We took our delicious Russian imperial stout and put another new twist on it. our brewers threw Ecuadorian cocoa nubs into the brew to create a decadent and complex beer that is sure to hit your sweet spot. you’ll find flavors of cocoa, roasted barely, and coffee balanced out by a unique hop profile. prost!


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass. S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet malts are present in the nose along with notes of licorice and hints of roasted malts. T: The taste is similar to the smell, although it also has favors of roasted malts. A light amount of bitterness is present. The chocolate flavors become stronger as the beers warm up. M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. O: This beer doesn't taste as roasty compared to other Russian Imperal Stouts and doesn't deliver as much chocolate flavors as I would have expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured deep, black with an off-white head. Always loved KGB so adding a touch of chocolate can’t go wrong. Nice barley grains and roast with mocha, dark chocolate, flourless chocolate cake, and subtly alcohol warmth. Enjoyed this quite a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5924) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bomber - thanks Lou! Very dark pour and pretty dense. Beige head. Lots of cocoa in this. Smooth full mouthfeel. Very tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeoHippie2 (903) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2014
Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa. Flavor is bitter roasted malt character upfront with subtle notes of cocoa in the background but the chocolate character is no where near the centerpiece of this beer. Finish is bitter roasted character with so slight hops. Just wasn’t what I was expecting really. Not bad, but I wouldn’t buy another bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, dark chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, dark chocolate, coffee, and some licorice; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Not a big imp stout - but no complaints.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (145) - long beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Classic chocolate, coffee bean, sweet smell, motor oil darkness, great coffee/bitter chocolate taste, the bitterness hangs around. ABV is just the right amount. You do get that warmy, boozy feeling in the throat, even though its just 9.3%. Good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light sweet toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Silky dark brown with a dense tan head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, actually more like chocolate milk to be precise. Bitter chocolate and hard roast flavour, ending with a dry bitterness and more than a hint of booze. Decent but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap. Has a sweet and bitter chocolate taste not to strong or sweet though. Tasty stuff. A little thin

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2318) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Black pour, small tan head, subpar lacing/retention. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roast, touch of darker fruit. Medium bodied, quite drinkable, moderate to low chocolate flavor dominates.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Slight roast. Flavors follow. Lots of dark chocolate. And roast. Medium to heady bodied. Slightly syrupy. Slightly sweet. Nice beer.


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