BrewDog Old World Russian Imperial Stout (9.5%)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Bottle & occasional keg,special
Gently crated by hand in Scotland, this Old World Stout perfectly recreates the imperial beers of years gone by; brewed to the traditional percentage of alc. 9.5% by vol. To avoid freezing during its journey across the Baltic Sea to snowy Moscow.
All full bodied taste, this opulent whirl of hops and malt even rivals the most colourful of imperial faberge eggs.
Originally created to celebrate the Russian royal family, this beer is a fitting tribute with which to toast your own empire.- See more at:

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (741) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 5, 2017
Black body, brown head. Sweet roasted malty aroma with chocolate, licorice, toast, some smoke. Full body and carbonation. Dry roasted malty flavour with dark chocolate, black coffee, brown sugar, plum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8943) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle from Cocktails, Littleborough. Black with an extremely thin brown bubbly head. Heavy textured, but not as strong tasting as expected, with a light dark malt aroma and taste which is somewhat bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (1791) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (11657) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, soy sauce, taste is dry roasted, chewy, chocolate, soy sauce,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1714) - Bod, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Three year old bottle. The colour is deep dark brown to black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee beans, dark chocolate, smoke, leather, black currants and wood. Has a well-roasted flavour with ash, coffee beans, black currants and very dark chocolate. Has a slick and oily mouth feel, full-bodied, and a light to medium bitterness. A well-balanced and greatly roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (4189) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, blackish beer with a big bubbly tanned head on top. Aroma is rather roasty, hints of chocolate and a fragrance of booze. Flavor is mildly sweet, hints of coffee and chocolate, some roasty notes. A bit dull and mediocre, yet entertaining and no major flaws detected or anything. Just a very decent impy stout, nothing more in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (1707) - rhus, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Duft ristet kaffe chokolade lidt bitter ristet smag chokolade ristet malt kaffe kraftig sdlig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4330) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2016
0.66l bottle from #251. this had to be one of the heaviest top filled beers Ive ever seen. Literally there is ONE pico-milometer head space in the bottle. Well, guess its good for the economy if everyone could fill em like this. Anyhow, in the glass this is a quite a good looking one. Really deep dark brown,near black actually and it has a big sour dough bubbly dark er chocolate dark fluffy lingering head that really sticking in there. On the nose its a tad milder than what I was expecting. Yeah, its burnt and quite roasted with tones of both charcoal and ink but thats about it. Lacks a depth with some sweetness and complexity. Not directly a letdown by all means, but I had definitely hoped for a bit more. It has much more things going on in the taste. Feels thick gliding and oily in the out while the carbonation level is what you would call soft. Loaded with her bitter burned chocolate and wood. The alcohol is really well masked as usual with BrewDog higher alcohol beers. Roasted malty, on the border of being a tad to roasted - even burnt, bitter bread crust with some cream and rose hints in the finish. Much sweeter in the taste than the aroma suggested, but definitely not to much or over the top. Some quite clear tones if smoked malts here also. Undoubtedly a good one, but not what I had hoped when I heard that they would bring the Old World series to life (with something else than the aliases) 14.03.2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (521) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Roasted malt, chocolate, some licorice. Taste is heavy on the roasted malts, a bit sweet in the begining but then becomes bitter. Didnt like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3469) - Srumsand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2016
Svart med lavt brunt skum som ligger godt. Lukter espresso, toast, mrk sjokolade, svisker og mrke frukter. Fyldig alkoholvarme, mrk sjokolade og noe salt lakris. Lang salt, noe bitter i ettersmaken

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