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RATINGS: 2098   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, youre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Bottled. Pours a very dark mahogany, almost black but not quite. Almost opaque with a dark brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, fruity esters, coffee and chocolate with sweet caramel and toffee notes. Hops ever so present in the aroma: spicy and earthy. Flavor is of roasty chocolate, burnt toast, cocoa with cherry and fig fruit esters looming. Molasses and caramel present to complement. Surprising the hop profile on this beer is extensive. Spicy, earthy and slightly citrusy with adequate bitterness to balance the beer out though I think this beer is a tad bit too hoppy for style. Finishes moderately dry with some lingering coffee bitterness and next to no alcohol despite the 12% ABV. Body is very full and and oily smooth with nice carbonation level. Just a notch behind breakfast stout in my opinion.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1873) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. #2 Klasyka. Fajna paloność, nuty ciemnego chleba, pumpernikiel. Super.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (3290) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Draft 8 oz pour at Stogies and Hops, Mill Creek. Listed as Russian Imperial Stout. Cola like brown pour with with a tan fizz head. Looks thinner than it drinks. Chocolate and bourbon heavy aroma. Syrupy, bourbon, cool chocolate. Toasty remainder. Big toasted linger. Overall a good imperial, but not quite great. Bold. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiery_1 (491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
355ml bottle @ hotel room before heading out. Bottled 2016.12.12
Pours a thick oily black with a creamy dark brown head. Nose is a pleasant roasted malt character. Flavour is semi sweet however bitter. Interestingly enough the high IBUs are kept in check with the sweetness. This is definitely a rich and smooth brew. Some licorice and molases also present in the flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2017
On tap at Elizabeth Station. Pours an almost black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, some dark fruits notes. Taste is pretty the same. Roasted malt and coffee notes aftertaste. Pleasant.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (1005) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2017
Pours black with medium brown head. Aroma is raisins, coffee, strong roast, vanilla, complex, spices, sweetness, chocolate, cacao, dry grass, wooden, carbon. Taste is smooth, crispy, toasted bread, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, cream, butter, spices... everything. Cant describe any more. It is well balanced and you can find there everything that you want to find from Imp. Stout. I dont have enough words type beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gr_pa (481) - siemianowice, POLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Black, dark brown head. Aroma: from cocoa to coffee, plum, dry fruits, subtle alcohol, after warmin also red fruits. Full body, heavy sweetness. Flavour: wide range of black malts opposed by sweetness. Bit alcoholic. Very complex balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SODAK14 (359) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Really nice stout. Pours black almost like a Mackeson XXX Stout. Roasted malts are on the verge of this outstanding beer. Also hints of bitter chocolate and dough. I wanted to rate this higher but in good conscious I couldnt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (761) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle. Sensroic. Deep brown with big, thick, aggressive and light brown head. Perfect head retention and lacing. Aroma is moderate to high malty - mainly roasted, caramel, milk chocolate, toffee, fudge, in the background nice dark fruits aroma, slightly breadish and chalky. Taste is more aggressive - heavy sweet and moderately to heavy bitter, very long duration, increasing thru the degustation. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation, finish is bitter, malty chocolaty. Summary: Wow. This is like chocolate syrup with some raisins and cherries added, finish is surprisingly bitter, long-lasting. ABV is noticeable. Very good for aging or BA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_queue (90) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Bottled 11/30/16. 75 IBUs. Pours and sits pitch black; thick, dense, dark brown head. Aromas of dark chocolates, espresso, and caramel jump out. Flavors hit hard with bitter dark chocolates up front; a touch of black grapes & blackcurrant right behind the chocolate before moving onto a caramel malt & espresso middle. Finishes really dry with bitter smoky notes (black malt maybe?). Warms up with a bit of umami flavor like soy sauce. Booze doesnt show up until it gets near room temp. Full-bodied, very low carb., and bone dry at the end. Awesome imperial stout; hard to beat it for the price (maybe comparable to Bells Expedition).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7087) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2017
355ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Plain chocolate, leather and vinous fruits in the aroma. Molasses, treacle, coffee and plain chocolate can all be detected in the rich taste. Quite boozy.


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