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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
his Russian Imperial Stout is an intensely flavorful beer. Chocolaty, roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a hidden alcohol presence. This beer was designed to be sipped slowly on a cool evening in a nice cognac glass. Let it warm up to get the full flavor. This beer won Best in Show at the 2005 NJ State Fair when Brian was home brewing.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44223) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small amber hue and a little lacing tan head. Light roasted and malty aroma. Mild roasted and dense fruity hopp base flavour with a light bitterness. Light spiced and malty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36942) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish. Nice. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of BrianK. Dark brown with a tint of red and a dense, light brown head leaving laces. Lightly sweet roasted malt aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweet roasted malt and vanilla. Some malt bitterness in the finish. 201008

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Hazy brown color, small beige edge head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter coffee and burnt almonds.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
A: A nice looking pour to this one. A dark, dark brown color with a small tan head. S: While the appearance was nice, the nose was far from it. A decent roasted malt aroma with a slight smokiness. Unfortunately, there was a lot of acrid roast and coffee as well. T: Luckily the flavor is a touch better, but not amazing. The roasted malt is the main component of the beer with a smokey flavor. M: The body is a bit thin for an RIS, but the carbonation is right on: low. D: This is really nothing special and in some cases, bad. I would not seek this one out again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16242) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Light and tasty given the abv. Burnt caramel notes swish around the palate. Dark brown, almost black pour. Some dark fruits and chocolate malt in the nose. Rated 4/9/10

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14986) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
Another great bottle from CaptainCougar. Thanks again Tom. Opaque dark brown color with hilites at the edges. The tan head went nowhere. Aromas of dark toasted malt and light treacle. Full bodied with smoothly creamy carbonation. Flavor is dark toast, mild treacle, and hop bitter. The soul drains away with the sugars. Finishes mildly sweet, darkly toasted bitter. Its an extremely good ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (14281) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David Cohen. Black with a very thin brown film of foam instead of a head. Roasty aroma with some hoppiness, woody notes and some alcohol. Very sweet roasty flavor with some dark fruitiness, coffee, nutty hints, and lots of bitter hops in the finish. Medium to full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Medium brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, raisin, roast, some smoke, soy. Taste is moderately sweet, smoke, chocolate, roast, some alcohol, light burn. Low carbonation, sticky full body.


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