RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A dark rich creamy ale. This is our version of this classic stout style. With its dense black color and velvety texture, our stout's flavor hints of chocolate liquorice and coffee. This ale is truly a meal in a glass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
22oz Bottle, purchqsed from the Wine Thief - New Haven, CT and enjoyed from a plastic Amtrak cup with ice. Steel railings humming, this noses warm and a little bit fruity. On the palate this holds a mix of fresh toasted bread and some sweet grapes. I’m trying to enjoy this beer as though I were living in the UK in the 50s. It’s so hard to hold an old-style, nuanced lower gravity stout like this to all the brash, overly strong American renditions. This is subtle, hopped with Goldings, and a gracious old timey beast. If we split Imperial Stout into American and English, this would rock the latter category and thus I’m scoring it highly.

Panzuriel (2389) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Appearance: Opaque black brown. Finger of small mocha bubbles.
Nose: dark chocolate. Light amount of deeply roasted malts
Taste: Sweet Dark chocolate syrup. Just a touch of roastiness. Caramel and vanilla.
Body: medium to fuller with just a little silk
Parting thoughts: Pretty much a dark chocolate alcohol experience. lighter on the roasted nut notes. very nice.

slowrunner77 (12995) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Different Label. Berkshire The Russian. 8.7%.
Near black with tan head. Licorice dark fruit and coffee are the main players in nose and flavor, with a little bit of bittering hops. Not the best impy I’ve had, but not bad.

Capa (3494) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Black with a thick tan head. Stronger booze notes than I was expecting. Dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate. Straightforward. Good.

john44 (3420) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2010 (Day 2), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2010 - Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, berry fruit. Hoppy; light hops; slightly earthy. Very very smooth. Low ABV for an Imperial Stout. Sweet malty throughout with just a hint of bitterness. Dangerously drinkable. Liked this a lot. Lovely Imperial Stout! (2010-08)

monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2016
A very good imperial stout. Pours a beautiful deep red/black with a tan head. Smells of licorice, cherries and plums. Taste is very creamy, with milk, licorice, spices, cinnamon and plums with a smooth finish. Quite good.

bnokk (548) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2016
Very dark brown.
Not much.
FLAVOR- serious roastiness abounds. Some malty sweetnes.

UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2015
bomber in my hotel room. right out of the bottle paired with McDonald’s don’t @ me about this trash I kno. slight roast malt nose, taste follows with some additional cocoa and black licorice. full body. Petty decent grab at the package store. This beer reminds me on a Lambo Countach.... timeless.

PhatB420 (855) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bomber into glass, 3.95 at Georges, best by 9/22/15, OK. Pours a muddled dark black with brown hues, sediment floating and journeying along. Caramel head, fluffed and medium, light toffee lacing. Roasty aroma of chocolate, grain, black malts, nuts, coffee, autumn leaves. Taste of roasted nuts, dry chocolate, booze, dark fruit explosion. Creamy on the pallate, smooth going down. Lack of carbonation hinders it though. Might be too far gone in time. Still nice.

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Une bière bue autour d’un feu avec Pete et Ruth. Un liquide brun qui tombe dans mon verre sans réelle viscosité. Impérial stout ou stout robuste? Ceci dit, beau col mousseux. Au nez malts rôtis, caramel foncé, effluves de raisins, touche fruitée similaire à la réglisse ou à l’anis, c’est selon. Impression de noix. Le goût montre du rôti, du cacao, des noix et des fleurs d’alcool. En bouche, une démonstration corporelle crémeuse et des bulles très peu agitées. Une finale peu mémorable, sans grande définition mais quand même sans sucre et même goûteuse en alcool un peu chocolaté.

DiarmaidBHK (5947) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from western Massachusetts gas station. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a bit of roasted malt on the nose. Fairly smooth on the tongue with a slight hint of sweetness. Hides it’s alcohol well though at 8.5 it’s kind of on the thin end for the style. Its quaffable and drinkable but not particularly memorable.

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