RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Pours a deep, opaque, midnight-black, with a dense milk chocolate colored head. Brewed with a large percentage of roasted and chocolate malts, this huge beer is then aged on oak chips for added depth and complexity. Flavors are reminiscent of dark fruits, chocolate and sandalwood, making Prince Myshkin’s Stout perfect for dessert, or a dangerously smooth nightcap. Just in time to keep you warm on a cold winter night!

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hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, roast, and vanilla. Tastes of dark fruits (raisins and plums), caramel, chocolate, roast and coffee. Some alcohol in the finish.

DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 Wow, I always knew Dock Street was a major player in beerdom, but this one blew me away. Draft at Craft, you daft outcast. I had it last week, and had it again today to reaffirm my rating, and my rating was reaffirmed big time. The pour is onyx, with no light transmittance detected at all, and a 2-finger, clingy, very brown head. The nose is great; a medley of roasty dark malt, dark chocolate, figs, molasses, oaky earthy notes, and spicy sandalwood. The palate is hefty, rich, well balanced, very complex, with no hitn of the massive alcohol content. The flavor is heavily dark malty, semi-sweet, with rich dark chocolate, fig, molasses, dark fruit, late hops, and a super smooth finish that will cause you to want to drink this until you fall over. Wonderful, just absolutely wonderful beer. Get ya some, and get ya some today!!

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: June 14, 2009
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, dark caramel sweetness, dark chocolate, hint of dark fruits
Body: big creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, dark caramel adds balancing sweetness, caramel sweetness brings out a milk chocolate character, light fruityness, touch of coffee, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle sample at Muckfest 2009 Day 1. Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate aroma with some booze, vanilla and coffee. Chocolate malt flavor with some oaky vanilla and a roasty finish. Very good.

PhillyCraft (7714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
On tap. Pours a pitch black color with small tan head and an ample amount of sticky lacing. Aromas and Taste of smokey oats, incense, nag champa, chocolate, dark fruit, cedar chips. The taste is very unique and spicy. Leaves a bitter dark chocolate aftertaste in the mouth that lingers for ages. Very good locally brewed Russian Imperial Stout.

vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
Draft. Dark pour with brown head. Chocolate roasted and even some vanilla notes. Nice ris.

egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla bean, burnt wood, and alcohol. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, wood, vanilla, dried fruits, and light alcohol.

Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roast y burnt coffee and espresso notes. Sweet malty slick oily and light coffee beans. A mild oak and dark fruity body that gives way to a roasted chocolate toned malt body. Great stuff.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, roasting, chocolate, maple, and caramel. Poured very dark brown/ruby, not "midnight-black," in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared. Clear. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing, despite the tiny head. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, slight alcohol, and some caramel. Medium body. Thinish texture. Zero carbonation. Roasted malt, and chocolate finish. 9.5%ABV is rather present in the flavor.

TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Tap at Dock Street. Drop black with a creamy deep tan head that laced. Aroma of choc, roasted malt, cherry, vanilla and oak. Flavor of the same.

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