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RATINGS: 485   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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3.5
Habanero (4678) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aoma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.3
jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle from Hayduke, thanks! It poured a dark color with a tiny tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee and some chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with some sweetness. Good stuff.

3.4
vanvenlo (1885) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
Fox Hotel bottle(30-Aug-2015)Mollases plum aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Molasses,dark choc coffee flavour.Coffee choc finish&plum choc aftertaste.

2.9
Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2015
Big rich molasses dominates this imperial stout. Poors a nice pitch black with minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is thick, sweetness initially balanced but after taste is sickly. Flavour is coffee, chocolate and dominated by molasses. Some alcohol comes through strongly. Over all full flavoured but not the best imperial stout I’ve had.

3.6
Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to Hayduke, RBSG grand tasting in Portland
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts, nutty and chocolate. Taste of dark malts, chocolate and coffee
Ok

3.8
Ferris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - Roast and sweet chocolate notes. Jet black with a decent beige head. Sweet dark roasty malts and a long sweet chocolate finish. Nice.

4.1
bigericsports (84) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bomber poured into a pint glass, pours black with a light mocha head, with some lacing that dissipates quickly. Tastes of caramel, molasses, licorice, plum, raisins and chocolate balancing the bitterness of hops. Silky smooth refined taste, alcohol well hidden. Overall a very good imperial stout.

3.9
rxeight (3083) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bomber. Says MMXIV on the neck. Reminds me a bit if of a lighter dark lord. Overly sweet like there is excess sugar, dark fruit, molasses, nice. Palate is medium for a 9.5% imperial. Pretty darn good, and a nice suprise for $7.

4
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - MAR 7, 2015
22oz bomber pour to tulip glass. Very black color. Frothy beige head one finger thick dissipated quickly with no lacing. Smells of chocolate, vanilla and dark dried fruits raisin/prune. Nice boozy warmth is detected almost immediately. A lot of flavors here dark chocolates, mocha, smoky oak and vanilla. Subtle bitterness from hops balances and ties the flavors together. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and very drinkable for a high ABV. Cheers!

3.9
maley1 (1273) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Black pour with frothy beige head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee, faint caramel and hint of vanilla. Taste of heavy malts, roasted coffee, sweetened chocolate, green vanilla beans, and a hint of lactose. Full bodied, beautiful creamy mouthfeel, perfectly balanced. Low hop bitterness which was nice for a change on an imperial stout. Delicious beer!


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