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RATINGS: 480   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (388) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Wow! Creamy, espresso goodness in this Russian imperial stout. Fit for a Czar, this stout is a thick, coffee-cocoa goodness bomb of wonderment. Huge thick brown head, lots of rings in the lacing, and a bolt of flavor that is as flavorful as I've had in a long time. Get this beer now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1493) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Tap at Taphouse. Pours deep brown with a burgundy tinge and no head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla and fudge. Taste is cocoa bitter, fruity coffee, vanilla sweet, raisins. the

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (8424) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of red wine, light roasted malts and Liquorice. Taste is light sweet, with roasted and toasted notes, weak bitter Coffee and some Smooth chocolate. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. More than nice,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (1281) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, dark bread, some floral notes. Tastes slightly bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (9669) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen - black pour with beige head. Sweet and medium roasted malty with cocoa, caramel, hoppy backing, sweet toasty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6958) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2016
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.5%. Black colour, large tan head. Lovely aroma of roast malts, oak, oaked red wine, liquorice, chocolate, prunes, mild coffee. Slightly sweet flavour with the same elements as in the aroma, the roast malts, coffee and chocolate notes come forward stronger now, also hints of vanilla. Moderate hops (28.5 IBU). Warming mouthfeel. Excellent beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisRR (56) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2016
From tap @ Taphouse. Pours black with a slightly tan white head. Aroma is spot on how I like imperial stouts, roasted malts and some sweet coffee aroma. Taste is a tad disappointing, in that it dissappears white quickly. But sweet black malts, some licorice and vanilla. Still a nice beer though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle. Nice thick and rich imperial stout. Deeply roasted and well composed if a little unidimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (3251) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.09.16. Ebony. Brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, strong coffee and a hint of liquorice. Similar taste, with medium strong bitterness. Bitter pine is lingering on,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (442) - Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle- pour is a rich chocolate brown with no light penetration and milk chocolate head the quickly dissipates to a thin head rimming the beer. The aroma is alcohol, caramel, and heavy roasted grains. The taste is initially sweet, raisins, chocolate, prunes, and toasted grains. The finish is slightly sweet, and strong malts. Overall a great sipping beer for a cold winter night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal sep-16: nesten helt svart med beige skum. Saftig aroma og smak i en perfekt balansert kombo med kaffe, sjokolade, røde bær. Rund, fyldig, og med lett delikat bitterhet som gjør det til en fornøyelse å helle den innenfor snippen. Saftig og passe tørr på samme tid. En vennlig avslutning på en super aften. Tnx Sigmund!


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