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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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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4.1
andrewje41 (4091) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Draft pour at Bambinos. A larger pour than it was supposed to be, but with how smooth this is, I really can't complain. Jet black pour, and thick. Basically a syrup of a stout as far as consistency goes. Rich chocolate dominant aroma. Such a smooth, mild (as much as a double digit Russian imperial can be) pour here. Lingering chocolate constant. This beer is quite the experience. Bourbon, roasted malts, all secondary to the chocolate. Wife wants to throw up tasting it. Good. More for me.

4.1
rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - MAY 29, 2017
650 ml bottle at home, thanks to Mike!! Black color with brown head. Roasted malty aroma, rye, bread, coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits. Light sweet and moderate to heavy bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (8202) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2016
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big roast malts coffee dark chocolate and some booze. Taste is more of the nice heavy roast malts dark chocolate coffee some pit fruit .

3.7
The_Osprey (8499) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Mar 2016 - Bottle share at Canary Wharf as Midnight Sun Moscow. Many thanks to Leighton for the rare Alaskan beer. Black with a small foamy brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is molasses, chocolate syrup, booze. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, chocolate, metallic, booze, dry and earthy bitterness to finish. A nice, dry, earthy imperial stout. Plenty to like but just a little rough around the edges and boozy. (3.7)

3.5
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
9th March 2016
Tower 42 Tasting. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque black - brown beer, oily looking. Tidy dark tan head. Airy palate, modest fine carbonation. Soft dark malts, touch of cream. Unsweet dark chocolate. Tangy dark fruits. Smooth and slightly viscous finish shows a little licorice. Decent.

3.6
markducommun (1201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Dark cloudy ack brown, coffee, toasted grains very sweet. Heavy body oily. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle shared at Aaron’s. Dark and sticky with a big dark boozy body and nose. Bourbon. Chocolate. Nice.

3.9
mR_fr0g (12923) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42 9/3/16. Many thanks to Leighton for this one . Opaque black coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is smooth sweet vanilla, bourbon, chocy, with of jammy fruits. Flavour is composed of milky choc, vanilla, woody, milky dried fruits. Palate is medium full, bodied, bitter, frothy, velvety, cream. Good pretty smooth.

3.8
teorn88 (7682) - 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 (21868) - 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.


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