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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich roasty brew with a deep "espresso" character. Originally brewed for the Imperial Court in Russia, this stout is a warm festive drink made with the cold Russian Winters in mind. This complex stout is brewed with a combination of nine domestic and imported malts. Only the finest Pacific Northwest hops are used to provide the perfect balance in our award winning beer.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 21, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours a cola black with a thick creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and expresso coffee. Taste is of rich creamy chocolate, roasted malts and expresso. Excellent !!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3783) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Someone brought this to a Blind tasting in NY, thank you whoever. This ended up being the first beer of the tasting so I think my rating might have been a bit reserved in preparation for all the Imperial Stouts we were about to consume. Aroma is hoppy, leafy, and only lightly roasty. Taste is again hops-centered (not overly hoppy, that just comes out most) with a regular Imperial Stout hiding somewhere behind that. A lightly slick mouthfeel and a small tan head.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2007
This was a nice ips with a malty and coffee taste with hints of chocolate but not overwhelming,and was a pleasant surprise.CHEERS!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle. Probably an aged bottle. Aroma of some smokiness. Flavor is roasted / smokey, and some meaty flavor. A little bit of acidic coffee, with a slightly thin palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bomber. Pours blackish brown that admits some light, thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, citrus and yeast. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste starts sweetly, with chocolate, roasty maly and coffee. A touch of sharpness in an otherwise nice espresso pine finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6020) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
A medium bodied imperial stout. Black and low carbonation. Some roasted malt and a little bit sweet. Some chocolate. Medium quality for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Picked up single 22-oz bomber at Johnís Marketplace in Portland, OR and sampled at Badgerbenís Cellar Reduction Night. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a fast dissolving light tan head that leaves behind a fine film and ring. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, a touch of chocolate and some apple. Taste is smooth, full bodied, very light carbonatation with flavors of dark roasted malt, molasses, coffee and dark chocolate. Finish is semi-dry with a malt/coffee aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle at Badgerbenís Cellar Reduction provided by Skyview. Pours black with a tan head. Smells of cocoa and espresso, along with some roasted malt. Taste of coffee, slight chocolate with a lingering finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5028) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Cellar Reduction Night, Oct 20, 2007. Courtesy of Skyview. Black color with a thin head. A little coffee in the aroma. Strong dry roasted barley taste and a lot of raw, grain. Pretty straight forward and simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2007
thick black pour with fluffy tan head, which takes a few minutes to completly settle to a fine film. Thick spotty lacing. Dry mouthfeel with hints of chocolate and hops before finishing with a pleasent coffee flavor. Very alcoholic as it warms also notable hints of vanilla as it warms


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