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RATINGS: 1057   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
1 pint, 6 ounce bottle- poured out an opaque brown with a thin, khaki head that quickly dissipated. Alcohol aroma dominated any more subtle components. Taste was toasted malts and that was about it. Palate was pleasant, moderately mouth filling, almost more of a porter than stout. Overall impression was almost a commodity stout, a bar brand. Not bad, but not particularly memorable, either.


2.8
balloonbuffoon (650) - - NOV 30, 2017
22floz bottle, no date 72.45 IBU, $4, nonic glass. A blackish-brown stout with a light brown head. As expected roasted malt is in the nose, and a scent that reminds me of grain alcohol. The perception of oil makes me what to state that it feels that way, but it's really just super heavy. The flavor consists of full roast coffee and burnt caramel. Decent beer, sub par for style, pretty good quality to price ratio.

3.3
coachd (944) - 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.

3.2
Inhopwetrust (47) - 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

3.1
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.

3.8
daje (4548) - 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.

4.1
Mrnoluv (360) - 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.

3.8
AnG_BrgNor (814) - 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.

3
matthewjk (1130) - 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

4
nihtila (3952) - 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 (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


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