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RATINGS: 1060   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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3.5
   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 (5214) - 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 (3126) - 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 (13301) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3154) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 19, 2008
Dark colored, but not black, with reddish highlights and a quickly diminishing head with little lacing. Flavor is intense coffee, toasted grain, and not much else. Palate is nice, but not as intense as some ISs, but still very good. Sweet, sticky, boozy, some watery notes, carbonated, nutty, hoppy with coffee beans. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2008
22 oz bottle from J&M. A little thin for a imperial stout but very drinkable. Not the best ive had but not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFanDan17 (1101) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2008
Shared a 22oz bottle. At first look this imperial stout was more opaque that most in the genre. However, it still poured with a nice creamy head. The flavors were an excellent smooth and drinkable blend of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2008
Aroma is exactly like a milky way bar,chocolate and caramel,that disapates to mild hopping and alcohol,first sip indicates a very light body, a little and old bitter coffee,almost like there is sour milk in there,roastiness and hops dry the initial sweetness out,aroma much more pleasant then taste


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