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RATINGS: 1047   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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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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3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bomber to tulip glass. Very off-putting nose of sour milk & soy sauce. Some chocolate & roast in the background. Same flavors initially, as well. But as it warmed, got more of the typical RIS flavors- sweet chocolate, mocha coffee, roasted malts. A little too sweet for me. Plus w/ the initial sour nose, I was not impressed. Expected more from this brewery.


4
nihtila (3754) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle from Safeway, SF. Dark brown. Nose is chocolate, roast, light vanilla, liquorice, nuts. Tastes roast, chocolate, light vanilla, coffee, dark fruits.

3.8
Ronritter (840) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2017
bomber pours black with tan head aroma is big coffee and roasted malt taste is chocolate and a warm booze finish

3.9
dojken (595) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2017
Flaska Ishikaya. Doft av russin o lakrits. Lakrits o läder med rejäl havskänsla. Eftersmaken mycket fin beska med sälta. De döljer alkoholen otroligt bra. God stout till desserter.

4.6
shanoknowsfood (99) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 5, 2017
22oz. bottle @ Whole Foods. Dark brown appearance. HUGE head that slowly dissipates. Rich, roasty aroma. Taste of roast, dark chocolate, dark fruits, nuts. A bit bitter on the tongue. Alcohol present on the back end, with a slight burn on the throat. Had it with some amazing English cheddar...which was heaven! Coffee flavor present but not overwhelming. Overall a well balanced Stout. Highly recommended...(though was hoping to share with with a friend who never showed, as 22 ounces of 10% abv is way too much for me! i nearly spewed later ;p).

3.6
sdhunter (10) - - JUL 14, 2017
Safeway. Single bottle. Looks good. Strong stout. Bitter after taste. Not sure if I will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
bonev (938) - POLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Czarny z ladna piana, jest tu wszystkiego po trochu i bardzo dobrze ale niestety brakuje mu intensywnosci w jakimkolwiek aspekcie. Dobrze ulozony, fajne cialo i dosc pijalne ale nic poza tym.

4
TET (3133) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2017
A black beer, a head is big and brown. Aroma has coffee and roastiness, liquirice, saltyness, some dried fruitness. Taste has richness of malts, salt liquirice, roastiness, some salt and fruitness. Quite sweet but still balanced, some bitterness in the end. Full bodied, smooth and enjoyable to drink. Balanced and high-quality beer.

3.7
rami_pl (4078) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Imperial Stout by Lagunitas Brewing Company at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Mocno zbozowy, reszta taka tradycyjna, czeko-kawa, spoko cialo, disc wytrawny, ryli niezly, ale zarazem bez szalu.

3
hajsman (377) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUN 9, 2017
Drank during Hevelka bottle sharing. Very average imperial stout it’s really hard to say anything specific about it

3.4
DonGregorio (480) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle shared at tasting. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with notes of coffee, caramel, chocolate, molasses, fruits. Burnt coffee finish. Medium+ body, soft to average carbonation. OK.


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