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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
The ancient legends that abound the Russian Imperial Stout of yore are filled with tempestuous romance, sinful thievery, and scurvy, too. So highly regarded was this historic recipe, the Russian Kings tried to keep it all to themselves. They failed. Today we bring you our own dastardly dark version, with a rich and roasty aroma, notes of plum and port and a velvety texture so luscious it just might make a grown man weep.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABS (1012) - Stokke, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Lillemarkens. Pours very dark brown. Some dark brown head, which quickly disappears. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Dark chocolate. Alcohol. Very smooth mouth feel. Thick body. Bitter and dry ending. Soft to flat carbonation. Coffee, dark chocolate, plum and vineous flavours. Cocoa, hint of vanilla. Very good. I was beginning to give up on imperial stouts, as I feel most of them are severely overrated, but this one has restored some of my faith. Well done Mission.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (937) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
Svart med brunt skum. Medium hyde. Aroma av rstet malt, kakao og noe kaffe. Mildt av lakris. Litt anonym. Flust av kakao samt noe kaffe og lakris i smaken. Bitter ettersmak. Medium/tykk konsistens, lavt karbonert. God.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3731) - Srumsand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2015
Svart med fingerhyt brunt skum. Siste tre cm var en tykk grt. Lukter mrk sjokolade, kakaopulver, mrke frukter og lakris. Fyldig. Smaker salt, lett bitterhet, noe dyp fruktsdme. Middels lang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Troms - Sentrum. Kullsort. Hyt mokkafarget skum. Ganske tett. Tynn tett lacing. Beskjeden - men god - aroma av sjokolade. Oljeaktig munnflelse. Smaken litt tilbakeholden. Svakt sjokoladepreg fr alkoholen slr gjennom som trrhet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (1060) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
Fles gekocht @Kaapse Brouwers. Mooi zwart bier met kleine schuimkraag. Aromas van gebrande mout, chocola, koffie, gedroogd fruit. Dit komt ook volop in de smaak terug. Deze heeft een heerlijke bittere afdronk met koffie en chocolatonen. de textuur is olie-achtig. Prachtige RIS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9909) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2015
355ml. Noire, col blanc-cass, moka, huileux au verre. Arme offre un bouquet de stout imprial amricain dont le caractre grill et chocolat ressort bien mais restant moyen avec une pointe de noisette, et un caf presque renforc au niveau des malts. Palais est rchauffant, montre de suite son niveau alcool. Grill, pointe de caramel et un renfort pic tirant sa force des houblons tout comme lamertume qui reste modr - citronne. Lger ct fruit noir, sec avec un fini cendre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1574) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Black with tan head. Good lacing. Roast, chocolate, cinnamon bun and leather. Thick, sweet and sour, spicy, dry, earthy and spicy. Overall: Nice. The dry and spicy finish is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4619) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
At Craft & Draft. Dark oily pour. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cacao and cream. Taste is thick, with heavily roasted malt, cacao, coffee, mild licorice, bitters and a sticky mouthfeel. Nice ris.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (9267) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2015
355 ml. bottle. BBF 05/2016. Finally Pirate themed beer. Typical (for the style) black with mocha head (which doesnt last) beer. Nose is charcoal mixed with sweet mocha, light nuts, artificial chocolate, almost touch herbal mainly sweet candy mocha mixed with some light roasted malts & ashes. Taste is strongly powdery overly ashy, strong ashy roasted coffee, faintly herbal some mocha & cheap chocolate sweetness in the back, light roasted nuts, touch chestnuts. Body is a bit thin, roasted, touch ashy. Not bad at all as a beer but low on the totem pole for a RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Neorej80 (498) - - OCT 21, 2015
Strong grapy and daek chocolate aroma with malts, vanilla and a little coffee. Pitch black with a tiny dark brown head. Nice smooth creamy, nutty, chocolate aroma (like nuttulla) at the start, a sharp (mint/licorice) yeasty and oaky bite. Then roasted dry malts, bbq, pinetree, licorice and a tiny hint of bitter citrus/lime. Woody, earthy grapy aftertaste. Really great!!

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