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RATINGS: 1066   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Poured black as night with a 1/2 finger off white head. Aroma was chocolate, molasas and some dark fruit. Taste up front is filled with sweet chocolate with dark fruits followed by some mild roastedness and a hint of vanilla. It finishes with ajust a little bit of alcohol heat and a dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium and soft carbonation with a nice silky finish.


3.6
sdhunter (7) - - JUL 14, 2017 does not count
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 (780) - 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 (3033) - 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 (3456) - 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 (359) - 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 (413) - 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.

4.2
colui72 (1027) - HONG KONG - MAY 9, 2017
Black with a medium tan head and some spotty lacing. Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, licorice and vanilla. Taste gets roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate milk, some coffee, licorice, some hops. Very smooth to the palate, oily feel, full body, soft carbonation, long finish. Very good ale, tasty and drinkable, not too boozy. Really good stuff... and it comes from a Heineken owned brewery! Amazing!

3.8
klm1 (1536) - Bled/SF, - APR 9, 2017
22. Oz. Bottle for 4.99$ available in every market & liquid store is SF Bay area. Pours black opaque, slighlty clear with foamy mahagony head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, with notes of milk chocolate, hint of coffee, licorice, toffee, ddark bruit esters, floral, spicy hop notes. Finish is dry, slightly dry bitter (from roasted). Body is medium to full (plato 23°!??)., soft texture, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. Drinkable & decent.

3.6
oobawa (1403) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Fairly decent imperial stout, nothing great but hits all the right notes, albeit some not quite as heavily as you’d like. Pour isn’t all that great, the beer coming out dark brown but lighter than you’d expect, and the head bubbles up momentarily but leaves a thin beige doughnut in its wake and no lace. Taste is big and aggressive, but also in need of some finesse; dark chocolate dominates the front, while a cherry-fig tartness slides in just underneath. Gains a bit of anise in the middle, then sweetens with milk chocolate and raisin (and possibly some banana) on the back end before a lengthy, boozy bitter fade closes things out. Again, not a bad beer, just not as roasty or deep as a great imperial stout should be, and the texture’s thin for the style.

3.5
OminouSC2 (671) - Mora, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2017
Pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, soy, licorice, sugar, slight hop and alcohol. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, soy, brown sugar, honey and hop with a slight bitter and alcoholic finish.


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