Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A 10% decadent and indulgent Imperial Russian Stout. Brewed with a copious amount of dark malts, infused with coffee beans during the boil and after fermentation and aged on cacao nibs, vanilla pods and toasted oak chips. This opulent whirl of chocolate, coffee, dark malts and hops even rivals the most colourful of imperial Faberge eggs. Originally created to celebrate the Russian Royal Family, this is a fitting tribute with which to toast your own empire.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1395) - - DEC 21, 2013
A very strong malt and chocolate aroma but it smells like a strong beer. Taste is an initial chocolate and malt

imdownthepub (14557) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Bottled, 330ml obtained at Brewdog, Cardiff, Wales. Black with tan head. There is a full on chocolate character to this, richly roasted malts, loads of background bitterness, Belgian dark chocolate then fruity, tropical hop notes. The alcohol is a little invasive, heating the palate but the body of the beer is big enough to cope. Vanilla notes late on. Belting beer.

loscovar (377) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from online Brewdog store. Wow, that is a really nice russian stout! Chocolate, cofee, nice long aftertaste, wonderful

oberschlesier (66) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - JUL 23, 2017
Pours black with deep brown head. Aroma: alcohol mustiness, coffee, cocoa. Taste: coffee, cocoa, ash notes, some sourness froum malts, some alc. Rather oily.

beskid (135) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2017
Aroma is roast, soy sauce, barbecue, coffee. Taste is roast, oak, dark bread, bitter coffee, soy sauce. Quite disappointing when compared to the description.

AnG_BrgNor (719) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Black with brown semilasting foam. Aroma is roasted, chocolate and some ash. Taste is chocolate, licorice, roasted and vanilla. Some alcohol present in the taste, but generally well hidden. Bitter ending.

HopsGuru75 () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Absoluter Wahnsinn! Richtig schwer und ölig auf der Zunge. Bittere Süße und Alkohol sind sehr kräftig aber trotzdem sehr ausgewogen. Noch kein dunkleres Bier gesehen und Schaum aufgrund geringer Karbonisierung sehr schnell zerfallen. So muss ein Imperial meiner Meinung nach sein

Rider0nTheStorm (54) - Ablis, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2017
Couleur huile de vidange, pas mousse pas de bulle. Gout prononcé de café (de chiotte dixit maman), et d’alcool. Une certaine complexité et longueur en bouche, mais globalement pas à mon gout!

lupuLust (293) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2017
Absolutely black thick pour with dark brown head on top. Bitter choc loaded taste and aroma with espresso notes shining through. There are signs of heavy toasted wood with coffee beans to bite on to release the strong raost bitterness of dark malts, coffee and likely some british hops in the throat. Signs of oaky vanilla and dark bitter cacao everywhere.

Davros IX (360) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Bottle at home. Poured a lovely colour with a minimal head, but what a colour to the head! It was verging on the black and I have never seen anything like it. A good nose of coffee, roasted malt and alcohol. The flavour was intense, with coffee, roasted malt, soy, chocolate and an overall pleasant savoury character. The mouthfeel was fantastic, oily, velvety, malty and very pleasant. It isn’t often that I am sad when I have finished a beer, but this was just such an occasion.

ManVsBeer (10485) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Black with next to no head. Very strong tasting, with a sticky-sweet texture and taste. It’s very sweet with its roasted malt character, so not very roasted in reality.

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