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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Having downed his forth Imperial Stout of the day, the wild eyed charlatan from Voldvostogniaky belched and hollered for the Czarina to enter his chamber and bend herself to his will. The economy was a wreck and revolt was just around the corner. Nicky the Czar dude was off playing soldier like any pale nobleman with a hemorrhagic skin condition would. Such were the final days of the old empire. Reactionary, decadent, sputnik, stroganoff, weird, and drunk. But even as the proletariat countryside labored under inhuman conditions and a threat of being sent to a futile war in the east, they wisely took the time to slam back an Imperial Stout or two. After all, life can be a real "suka", as they say in the old country. Big, black, bourgeois, bolshoy, belligerent, buxom, and scary - this is our version of the chaotic end of an era in a bottle.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle, several times(this one is for strykzone)...dark brown pour and a small haed. for an imperial stout it is a tad watery and not as rich and sweet as one might expect...but it is still pretty good. coffe, chocolate, hops all present.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1684) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Nice and brown in the glass with a little ring of head. Good carbonation, this Imperial is on the lighter side. There are some souring elements at the end, where the hops in this beer show through. Chocolate cocoa, chickory, bitter coffee, orange and white bread. A pretty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Dark color. Smell of coffee, malt, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and hops. Taste of coco, malt, caramel, roasted nuts and copper. Watered down taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2627) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle. Frothy head that dminishes. Dark brown, translucent body. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter through the finish. Medium body with a watery texture. Plenty of carbonation. Finishes dry with a licorice/coffee taste. Ive had several Lagunitas beers in the last few weeks and each has a distinctive "house" taste, or rather aftertaste. I am not sure I am all that fond of it, especially in this imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2008
On tap everywhere where good crisp and hoppy imperial stouts are available in the PNW. Poured a dark, slippery black body with a reddish tinge and a minuscule white/grey head. Nutty, zesty, smooth, well-articulated brew. Not so roasty as many imp stouts. Mild chocolate and medium-bodied appeal. Mmmm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle from Capones. I really like this Brewery. Dark mirky brown pour with a thin tan head. Roasted malty vanilla aromas. Smokey odd flavor with chocolate and sweetness. Reminds me of a porter a tad bit. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5155) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2008
A pleasant bocky, raisiny, dark chocolate aroma. 22-oz bomber. Dark brown. Thickish mouthfeel, tinny/pasty coffee finish with some off flavors. I was disappointed in the flavor - while decent, it isnt outstanding. Grassy cocoa, almost like a dark American Brown, roasty. Not sweet. Market Square Liquors. Given the new spate of huge new imperial stouts, this older recipe one has been eclipsed.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3112) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Nice smooth aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee, slight alcohol. The appearance is a dark brown, but somewhat translucent. A little thin for a stout. Taste is similar, more roasted and less sweet than I expected. The palate is bitter, a little sour. Decent stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13148) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2008
Bottle from Westpark Wine and Beer in West End Richmond. Pours dark bronzeish brown with nearly no head. Aroma is strong raisin and other dried fruits. Taste is similar with some bitterness to go along. Very simple, but drinkable and nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2008
A bit of a disappointment as far as imperial stouts go. Poured a thin brown color with a thin tan head which was moderately carbonated. A sweet aroma with hints of coffee. Flavor had a stronger roasted coffee note but was till overall mild. Thin body and mouth feel throughout.


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