RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Poured dark with a tan head that quickly went away. Slight roasty smokey aroma. Found the body light and thin, not what I expect from an Imperial Stout. Taste is also thin, soapy , hard to explain not much character - no roasty, coffee or chocolate flavors, found the taste bland. This is a very disappointing beer, not like anything I’ve had from this brewery.

coachd (932) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Dark fruit/coffee/chocolate aroma, I wish it were stronger. Flat black with no head. Tastes roasty, surprisingly malty for an imperial stout, no hops, kind of a funky aftertaste. Decent palate, low carbonation and smooth, but a little on the thin side. This was $3.99 so a great bargain but just a so-so stout.

Inhopwetrust (33) - Venezia, ITALY - NOV 15, 2017
Imperial stour in cui dominano note di cioccolato fondente, melassa, salsa di soia, caramello. Non un must, ma si lascia bere

sunteakae05 (6) - - NOV 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 Holy! Abv of 9.9! Great, strong, stouty beer! Really thick and smooth. Be careful...sucker will get you! Lol.

daje (4535) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2017
Bottle, december 4th 2017. Black body with a tiny brown head. Aroma of leather, smoked ham, dark chocolate. Taste is roasted, coffee, with cocoa and caramel. Speet and alcoholic finish, with a lasting sweet licorice and roast aftertaste.

Mrnoluv (363) - long beach, California, USA - OCT 26, 2017
The smell is chocolate, dark fruit, the taste it better sweet chocolate, rasains, plums, the ABV helps give it that malty/sweetness that helps mellow the bitterness. I found this for $3.99, this has to be one of the best deals ever for a strong stout. One of the best bang for your buck.

AnG_BrgNor (810) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Roasted, vanilla and coffee. Some bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. Medium body. Good aftertaste.

matthewjk (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2017
This is... well, not good! Sort of like a poor man's imperial! Flavor profile is all over the place! Vegetables and fuel! with some decent roast in there. No sir, not for me. At least the quality corresponded to the price! 22oz bomber around $5

nihtila (3913) - 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.

Ronritter (875) - 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

dojken (659) - 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.

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