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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named for the witch who guarded the fountain of life and death in Russian folklore, the black depths of this Russian Imperial Stout hold coffee, licorice, and bittersweet chocolate flavors.

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3.4
MrTipple (6580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Sweet, dark chocolate, dark, moist pralines, cacao, light oak, bourbon. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. More bitter dark chocolate, baking cacao, bourbon, burnt malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice aroma, harsh palate. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

3.8
MattH (913) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Sample at brewpub. Aroma is sweet cognac maple syrup. Flavor is dark chocolate and licorice. Very drinkable for ABV.

3.3
Sammy (12852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
on tap at madison pour house. somewhat ligjt mouthfeel for the style. coffeeand chocolate aroma. black with no head. boozy character and chocolate as from a chocolate made with an alohol filler.

3.9
slowrunner77 (13004) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Anise and coffee main aroma and flavor components - a little bitter, big ish body. Good if not quite great impy.

3.5
Homer321 (5207) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at source. A modest woody overtone of light red wine as well. Deep molasses and tar. Very earthy and tobacco. Pitch black pour. Taste is high in boost and modest tobacco and dried figs. Sherry like oxidation. Decent enough.

3.7
Theydon_Bois (20926) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, Healdsburg, 04/02/16.
Pitch black topped with a dirty tan swirl.
Nose is rich dark fruits, liquorice, coffee, roast malt, molasses, tar.
Taste comprises chocolate sauce, hoppy underpin, roast malt, liquorice, sticky fruit, big malt backbone.
Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, boost in the climax.
Solid enough impy if a touch sweet and boozey.

3.8
illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at Zeitgeist in SF. Pours black with a brown head. Aromas of molasses and dark chocolate. Flavor is oodles of sweet cocoa powder mixed with chocolate syrup, a lightly roasted finish with some bitterness but not much booze.

3.5
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Toffee and rich malt aroma. Rich malt and olight toffee flavor with light fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Rich malt and light toffee linger with light fruitiness and light roast.

3.6
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
On tap. Sweet floral citrus, cherry, and caramel aroma and taste with some grainy phenolic notes and a thick sticky palate. Nice hop character but I’m not wild about this overall.

3.9
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
Very dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is dense fudgy chocolate with a good amount of dark fruit cherry and plum. Not a lot of roast. Baked bread and a hint of anise. Flavor is very nice dark fruity figs, dates, cocoa with a potent dirty ashy roasted finish. Interesting beer.


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