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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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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77ships (10432) - 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.

3.4
elbernays (1618) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2017
Sampled at Beavertown Extravaganza. Flavour is dark malts, chocolate, leather. Deep chocolate finish. Was ok.

3.6
Scopey (15263) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Keg at BE. It pours darkest brown - black with a small bubbly tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, charred wood, plum, blueberry, chocolate cake and toasted nut. The taste is smooth, rich roasted malt, charred wood, warming alcohol, decent bitterness, wood, earthy, leather, spice, pepper and alcoholbating with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent Imperial stout more savoury than anything else.

3.8
SinH4 (5500) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2017
Tap. Darkest brown color with tiny beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, earthy. Taste is earthy, chocolate, coffee. Medium carbonation, quite full-bodied.

4
Stuu666 (14094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Keg at beaverfest. Pours black, nose is chocolate, nutty, biscuity, liquorice, taste is similar, dry, salty.

3.8
Grumbo (3456) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle, sample, courtesy of jtclockwork. Pours almost black with a short lasting bubbly beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasting, chocolate, malt, mild chilli and liquorice. Moderate sweetness and medium roasted bitterness. Medium body and oily texture with soft carbonation.

3.8
jtclockwork (16831) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of smoked peppers, cocoa nib, light mesquite smoked woods and touch of vanilla - medium body. Smooth.

3.8
vyvvy (6560) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2017
It pours super dark brown with a beige head. The aroma has dark chocolate, minor peppers and heavily roasted malt. It has a full rich body with soft carbonation. The taste has super rich roasted malt, roasted peppers, dark chocolate and some spice. Solid.

4.1
klm1 (1729) - Bled/SF, - FEB 8, 2017
On [email protected]: pours black, opaque, with foamy light brown head. Aroma-flavour: rosted grain, malts, with notes of tosted toffee, hint of coffee, dark chocolate, smoked malts, hint of peat, gentle chilli, cocoa, vanillin. Body is full, texture smooth, carbonation is low.

3.8
RobertDale (6649) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
On tap at Ratebeer Best. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, and some peppers. Very good.


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