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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alaska’s Most Wanted Series.

First brewed as part of our 2011 World Tour series, MOSCOW Rye Russian Imperial Stout is a hefty, opaque black liquid that pours slowly and soulfully into your snifter. A high percentage of spicy rye and roasted dark malts create a dense, chewy yet elegant winter wonderland of flavors. And from AK we say: Let it Snow…in Moscow.

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3.8
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 11, 2016
651ml bottle shared at the Mar-16 Level 42 CW tasting, London. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a dark deep brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is strong caramel molasses with strong wood some liqueur and some herbs. Taste is rich and sweet bitter, quite dry bitter closing, earthy with more caramel red wine and burnt wood. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty but slightly old

3.9
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle shared on the 42nd floor - picked up at New Beer Distributors in NYC. Pours oily black with a dense, tight brown cream head. The nose holds well roasted malts, cocoa, light age, scorched earth. Medium sweet flavor with a lot of ashy wood, bitter dark chocolate, brown sugar, earth, leather. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish plenty more bitter dark chocolate, burnt earth, woody dryness, hints of dried dark fruits. Really good stuff. It’s got a hard edge to it.

3.7
Scopey (16225) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle big thanks to Leighton at level 42. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich roast, dark filthy roast, espresso, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow and rocky road. The taste is rich, bitter, rich roast, burnt toast, umami, liquorice, charred wood, ashy, coffee grounds and light acidity with a dry, toasted finish. Full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Great aroma, but the taste is a bit charred. Good fun overall.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (21421) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle split at the level 42 tasting, thanks to LKS, 09/03/16. Pitch black with a dirty tan covering. Nose is molastic burst, charr, black pepper, spice, cocoa powder. Taste comprises rich malt, chocolate cake, light mineral trace, faint pepper, bitter roast. Full bodied, oily feel, semi drying close with a boosted tickle. Solid impy fayre.

3.9
AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2016
22 oz. bottle in a trade with SHIG. Pitch black color with a nice level of tan head. Aroma is a nice level of roast, dark chocolate.

The flavor is Deep roast with a nice level of rye. The body is full and dense. Perfect for the style. The rye is nice and lingering, nice stout.

3.8
AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Thanks AFH for sharing!!!!! Rating 3,997!!!! HF glass, cellar temp. Pitch black, 1 finger espresso head. smells fantastic. Dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa and really smooth aroma. it smells great. Incredibly great mouthfeel. Smooth, silky good just incredible mouthfeel. Very roasty, a lot of espresso bean, cocoa and just a small hint of vanilla. But this is a great imperial stout. I love how roasted barley just totally dominates.

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DCLawyer (2931) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Backlog from Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Deep brown with bare tan head. Bittersweet chocolate, smoke, spice. Tasty.

4.2
Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Bomber: Chouffe glass: Pitch black beer with a lasting brown head. Aroma of deel roast, tar, rye, malt roast, meat, some hops and herbal roast. Deep and dark! Flavour is good bitter with deep roast, chocolate, rye, wood roast, immense dark and flavourfull! Aftertaste is chocolate, roast, bitter, rye... Low carbo, oily silky mouthfeel, full bodied. Delicious!

4.2
NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2015
This bomber was a generous gift. Well, Midnight Sun has nailed an imperial stout. No surprises here, but the execution is fantastic. The pour is super inky black with a brown head. Tons of roasted notes make up the aroma: espresso, cacao, and brown sugar and molasses provide some balance. Bitter hops peek out a little. The palate is thick and viscous with higher carbonation than I expected. Delicious notes of espresso coat the palate while the rye starts to become noticed by adding a welcome spiciness to the finish. This is a massive beer. Really tasty.

3.9
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours black. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is smooth, with some spiciness, and coffee. Nice beer.


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