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RATINGS: 1110   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee. We add a touch of hops to make this delicious brew even tastier. 85 IBUs. Labels:

’07 = Grim Reaper
’08 = Devil
’09 = Mummy
’10 = Vampire
’11 = Zombie
’12 = Werewolf
’13 = Hell Demon
’14 = Harpy (bottled reviews have separate entry in database)
’15 = Bat
’16 = Cerberus
’17 = Baba Yaga - Forest Witch

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4.2
williamstome (3096) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2020 Black pour brown head. Chocolate, prune, raisin, and cherry. Chewy and full. Fantastic.

4
Ritzn (3643) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2019 Dark brown. Aroma is cherry dark chocolate some complex sugars a little boozy and coconut. Taste is sweet dark chocolate and roast with sweet and sour base. Medium drinkable. Good base and finish.

4.4
SinH4 (12572) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2019 2016 bottle, many thanks HuskerTan! Deep black color with beige head. Aroma is roast, liquorice, black chocolate. Taste is black chocolate, roast, deep and awesome. Velvety mouthfeel, fine-bubbled carbonation. Awesome classic Imperial Stout!

4.1
jonas (11567) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2019 2016 Bottle, thank you so much Tanner! Black, creamy brown head. Perfumed nose, dark choc, medium body, dry dark sugary base. Mellow mouthfeel, dark sugar, light caramel, cocoa, good balance, full, fun.

4.1
one51 (842) - - DEC 10, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2019 Bottle. Dark, black, fine brown head. Roasty soy deliciousness in the nose. Sweet, bitter, soy, smooth and delicious with coffee and a hint of chocolate. Excellent!

4.3
ccex (1750) - Lansing, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2019 750ml bottle (regular 2019 version) pours an opaque dark brown/black with smooth mocha head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is complex with lots of roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, cherries, and even some floral hops. Taste is sweet with slight bitterness and alcohol warmth in the finish. Body is full with slight carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. This was much smoother than I expected, with the 12% ABV not as obvious as I feared. A fitting big beer for a special occasion. The only thing I think might make it better would be barrel aging.

4
Bif (2874) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2019 O n tap at Shamrocks. Pours a black color with a tan head and bit of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and hint of chocolate. Taste of roasted malt dark fruit with just a hint of chocolate. Nominal bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly full body, smooth, flavorful and not boozy as expected. Nicely crafted.

4.5
coachd (1935) - O'Fallon, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2019 Very complex aroma. Coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, a little boozy. Pitch black with a brown head. Tastes roasted with a good amount of chocolate and lactose sweetness to balance. Great smooth finish, palate is full and rich. This lives up to its reputation.

2.1
Slick (1970) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2019 Decent brew I'm glad a buddy sent me a surly pack. The new had a decent color mild head and a good finish. An average brew

4.6
RRistow12 (1133) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2019
Tasted from bottle aged 4 years. Pours black with thick beige head. Aroma is raisins, cocoa and molasses. Thick and chewy. Lots of cherry on the flavor. Some coffee, cocoa, raisins. Awesome RIS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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