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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Russian Imperial Stout made with smoked jalapeños from McClendon Select and smoked over Arizona mesquite wood, all aged on cocoa nibs (Papa New Guinea and Belize). Well, well. What sits in front of you, this thick, monstrous, viscous … this is the Russian Imperial Stout. This is the crème de la crème of the beer world. The empress of Russia couldn’t get enough of it. This being the US of freaking A makes this the free world’s style, thus, the American Presidential nomenclature. Catherine the Great would have sat in the Hermitage and asked why jalapeños smoked over Arizona mesquite were used. We say this to CTG: This is ’Merica and this is Wilderness. This is OUR stout. Enjoy — we poured our hearts and souls into this one!

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3.7
MrTipple (6457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Dark chocolate, cacao, dark, toasted malts, lightly charred, charcoal. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. More dark, bitter chocolate, baking cacao, dark, charred, roasted malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Punchy Impy, heavy on the roasted malts. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 17, Canada Water.

3.5
GenDV138 (7700) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2017
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2017 shared. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast. Tastes of roasty notes, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

4
drfabulous (8585) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Draught at CBC Boston. Big creamy stout with chocolate and a somewhat light body but tasty.

4
AirForceHops (7811) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2017
4 oz. draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Boston, 23 September, 17. Aroma shows mild pepper, coffee, roast. The jalapeño comes off in the finish but it's not over done. Just the right amount. Body is medium plus and has a thick for mouth feel. Creamy texture. Nicely done

4
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2017
A little spice and roast. Great balance. Sharp spice like rubbing chile into a wound. Pours dark with good head and lacing. Finishes bitter. Tap at Snally.

3.8
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2017
Draft @ Beavertown Extravaganza'17. Boire/brune, col beige crémeux. Arôme au nez malté, caramel, fin grillé avec effet de piments écrasés qui arrivent plus en rétro et accompagnent un effet de biscuité. Petite note fumée du boise de mesquite. Palais est bien ne ligne de gros stout américains, retrouve qcq éléments de levure tirant sur un effet de farmhouse surtout niveau levure. Petite note fumée venant des piments avec un rappel de chipotle. Chaleur reste modérée sur un caractère de malt correct.

4.1
jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Pours a thick, motor oil black on tap with thin ring of tan bubbly head that leaves light lace but the thick blackness slips down the glass. Aroma is huge on the roasted malts, a hint of smoke, and some sweet molasses. Taste follows, sweet and smoky with a nice roasty base and some mild booze. Thick and sweet, nice and tasty.

3.5
rxeight (3248) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Draft taster at CBC Boston 2017. Black with a beige head. Cocoa powder, dark roast, mild chili and jalapeño without much heat.

4.3
moldovan9807 (480) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2017
Aroma and aste of roasted coffee, chocolate, cacao, malt, cacao, umami. Thick roast malts body,complex...

4
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2017
(thanks for sharing!) Sampled draft @ The Beavertown Extravaganza 2017. Day 1. Black, little tanned head. Nose is basic roast, roasted coffee, chocolate, cacao, bit too heavy on the roast for me. Basic roasted malt, cacao, coffee grounds, low umami. Thick roast malts body. Nice even if a bit too heavy on the roast for me.


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