RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the Russian Imperial Stout style, this offering boasts plenty of malt character and an aggressive amount of hops. A rich, flavorful ale with a finish you won’t believe.

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3.5
jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
It poured a brownish color with a light tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, some coffee and a little burnt malt. The taste was similar with a medium body and a touch of bitterness. A decent Imperial Stout.

3.3
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2012
22oz. bottle, ~6 months old. Aroma of dark chocolate, mild roast, some coffeeish tones and very mild dark fruit in the background. Solid black in color with a fine, uneven light tan head and respectable lacing. Flavor is comprised of sweet, toffeeish, chocolate malts up front, fruity yeast and mildly bitter hops about midpoint and a roasty, somewhat drying, almost burnt finish. Some alcohol character detected late. Unusually thin, slightly watery feel on the palate, although it features sufficient carbonation and a full body. The best offering from this brewer as of yet.

3.2
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
22 oz bottle into tulip brown with thin head. Smells of coca with a medium mouth feel. It's ok thiner and browner then expected for the style. A little dyatical it seems. Maybe a bad bottle? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
tulip. poured blacked small tan head with a clean body. Smells like roasted pine nuts. A medium bitter hopy taste upfront, right in the middle there is a bit of sweetness leaving you with with that sensation from the smell of roasted pine nuts and chocolate after taste.Very easy to drink.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer.

3.1
b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; black with lacing. Smells and tastes decent; dry and roasty. Mouthfeel is average. Meh.

3.3
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2012
(bottle) black with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is burnt malt, some licorice in finish.

3.9
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a deep brown black color with a tall, very creamy, tan head that has a lot of staying power. Aroma has a very full, fresh malt nose with lot of toasted malt presence, light chocolate and some burnt acidity at the tail end. Flavor matches the nose perfectly. A complex malty flavor overall with strong toasted malt notes early, a light chocolate flavor in the middle, coffee presence shows up later in the flavor and finishes with a light earthy hops presence. Body is modest in density with a very creamy feeling. Overall a very enjoyable beer. I love that this RIS stuck with the more toasted malt aspect as opposed to the more common dark fruity aspect the RIS style can incorporate. Can’t wait to get my hands on another one of these bottles.

4
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to jdskinns: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a fresh piny hop nose with some roasty dark malty notes and a touch of espresso. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark caramel maltiness with rich roasty notes and dark chocolate before a drier bittersweet finish. Well-balanced, true to style and enjoyable.

4
phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s. Nice to see a new local imperial stout. Pours a deep, mostly opaque dark brown with an initially very large, rocky, frothy tan head that leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate, deep, dark, and roasted malts, earthy hops, and cocoa. The flavor has the same amount of bitterness from super dark chocolate and earthy, citrusy hops, along with coffee and more roasted malts, and cocoa. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, bitter mouthfeel. The body thins as it warms. Impressive first crack at an imperial stout with a lot of hop character. Reminds me a lot of Great Divide Yeti.


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