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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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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3.9
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a jet black beer with a small amount of light brownish head on top. Aroma has loads of molasses and licorice with laurel. Very strong and boozy aroma and flavor. Very sticky and sweet moutfeel, very cloying with loads and loads of molasses and sugar in there. Full bodied, long sweet sticky finish. A bit unbalanced, too sticky but still quite nice.

3.5
larsga (7652) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2016
Small beige head. Opaque black body. Earthy chocolatey toffee aroma, very smooth, with syrupy nougat notes. Sweetish mealy chocolatey toffee taste with roasted oily notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Sweetish earthy cold coffee and toast aftertaste with oily burnt mineraly notes. Lovely! Very smooth and harmonic. (0.355l bottle, I forget where from.)

3.9
rikstar (2607) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
0,33l fles zwart met een bescheiden bruine kraag. Geur is donkere chocolade en ook caramel en hopjes. Smaak Haagse hopjes iets scherp met alcohol en een droppige afdronk. Body iets meer dan medium.

3.8
ippopotamo36 (2530) - Rome, ITALY - APR 1, 2016
Bottle in Rome-Italy, courtesy of Mortlach. Grazie Morty. :-) Pours black, incredible brownish cap. Nose: chocolate, dust, some leather. Mouth: clean, watery, fresh roast maltiness with a decent grassy bitterness. Just tasty!

3.4
Achel (487) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAR 25, 2016
Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, vanilla, chocolate, notes of fruit and hops

3.8
Sigmund (7904) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2016
355 ml bottle, batch #472, from Vinmonopolet Verksgata, Stavanger. ABV is 9.8%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Roasty aroma, roast malts, coffee, hints of liquorice and dark bitter chocolate. Warming mouthfeel. Roasty flavour, with the same elements as in the aroma. A slight sweetness, fairly bitter finish.

3.7
arsol (1241) - NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Svart i fargen med brunt tykt skum. Lukter mørk sjokolade mørke frukter og noe salt.Fyldig med saltsmak. fin bitter avslutning

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (8455) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2016
22oz bottle side by side with the bourbon barrel aged version. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is big chocolate notes roast malts plenty of coffee and did I mention chocolate. Taste is more of the heavy chocolate sweetness with a nice acid coffee and a ashy roast to help cut the sweetness.

3.8
Braudog (6833) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle. Stormy, turbulent and indeed dark. Huge light brown head. Fragrant with coffee and dark chocolate notes. This drinks with a bit of an ashy aspect, a boozy dark fruit twirl riding on top. (#6148, 2/29/2016)

3.6
JStax (7153) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle shared. The beer is a near black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has green, vegetal, strong roast. Some toffee and caramel. Slick mouthfeel, low carbonation.


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