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


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RATINGS: 932   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneakychi (84) - - JAN 1, 2014
Black liquid with really dark head. Rich chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol, sweet caramel. Medium to full bodied with quite high sweetness and balancing bitterness at the end.

szczupaczu (207) - Rurzyca, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Doznaniowy konkret - jak dla mnie bardzo agresywny. Mocno palony - kawa i czekolada. Półwytrawny, ciężki, ciała dość, leje się jak smoła. Wygląd na 5. Bardzo intensywny imperialny stout, może niekoniecznie w moim stylu ale doceniam. Bardzo dobry.

Zaaza (3) - - DEC 5, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2017 Great, quite dry, imperial stout wit lots of coffee Android sweet chocolate.

deepdrinker (316) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
Toasted Coffee aroma, thick black appearance .
Pours like treacle , tastes like a full bodied imperial Russian stout, what a find !

Deon (359) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2017
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana beżowa. Aromat kawy, suszonych śliwek i gorzkiego kakao. W smaku kakao, czekolada, wiśnie, wanilia, ciemne ciasto. Goryczka spora, popiołowa, ciało średnie.

murzyn (525) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Barwa czarna, piana mała, beżowa.
Aromat kawy, czekolady, kakao, leciutki torf.
W smaku fajna kawa, kakao, trochę czekolady, ciemne owoce.
Fajna goryczka, alko totalnie ukryte.
Dobre pifko.

victorsampson96 (157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2017

Pours a jet-black beer, with a dense, brown, creamy head. Lots of cocoa and coffee in the aroma, with malt, caramel, brandy, bourbon, cloves, raisins, fig, plums, oak, treacle, and liquorice. There's a kick of alcohol, and some nettle-like bitterness towards the end. Really thick, creamy mouthfeel, that makes the beer dense and unctuous.

Some excellent flavours in this beer. The alcoholic sting and nettle flavours could be tuned down, but otherwise close to a model imperial stout.

theprof (1299) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2017
Tap. Pours dark brown deep tan lacing. Aroma has roasty, caramel, chocolate, coffee, malts, alcohol, raisin, and maybe, lets underline the"maybe," something medicinal that is not rubbing alcohol. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, as the cocoa does its thing. Palate is the medium side of full, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, but like holding a single note.
I drank two Russian Imperial Stouts to commemorate the October Revolution. Objectively I side with the Bolsheviks although I may have been drawn to Bakunin. Either way the Russian Imperial Stout needs a revolution. Neither Polish nor Scottish samples made me feel like storming the winter palace.

Szopeen (619) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Butelka w Carpe Kraft. Barwa nieprzejrzyście czarna, piana ciemnobeżowa, niezbyt obfita. Zarówno w smaku, jak i w aromacie dominuje gorzka czekolada, kakao, kawa.

klakier (10) - Deurne (Antwerpen), BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2017
Aromat wyśmienity, czekolada, kawa. W smaku kawa z gorzką czekolada, palone słody z niezbyt intensywna goryczką.

Dazka (168) - Milan, ITALY - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Ar: chocolate, coffee, roasted malt Ap: black, with creamy brown head T: med bitterness, low sweetness P: full body, alcohol end

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