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RATINGS: 502   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draught at Eureka Burger. Pitch black with a tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some caramel and chocolate. Hops and bitterness are mild. A little dried fruit and plum flavors and some savory, almost shoyu-like hints as well. Definitely a Sam smiths style RIS. Not my kind of stout though. This needs lot more hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
gunnfryd (15483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2018
KØLF 010917. Black color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, plum, licorice.full body. Very nice beer.

3.8
evannell (1499) - Krak�w, POLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Nie ma fajerwerków, ale piwo bardzo dobre. Balansu może i nie ma, ale ciała w cholerę, oleista tekstura, wysoki poziom kawy i czekolady. Tak o, normalnie, dobrze.

4
CraftBeerNick (2966) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2017
I sniffed out the best beers in the airport. Bottle at LA Airport, 23rd November 17. Pours black and slick. Aroma is roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is rich bitter coffee and chocolate, roasted, slite smoke. Delicious, although rushed as I had the final call and had to run.

3.8
Beer5000 (6821) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with a small beige head. Strong and lovely aroma of dark malt and roasted coffee. Flavor is medium sweet, dark, medium roasted malt, coffee and pleasant bitterness. Full bodied and long lasting smooth, dark roasted malty aftertaste. Very nice.

3.6
bjorn77 (842) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Aromat: średnio mocny, ciężki, słodki, czekolada, śliwki suszone, wiśnie w czekoladzie, praliny, trochę słodów palonych. Wygląd: czarnobrunatne, nieprzejrzyste, piana mała, w kolorze kawy z mlekiem, drobnopęcherzykowa, zaraz zanika. Smak: raczej wytrawne, gorzka czekolada, kakao, suszone śliwki, praliny, wiśnie w czekoladzie i likierze czekoladowym. Kawa, sporo słodów palonych, ciemne owoce. Nieźle zbalansowane, dosyć bogate, przyjemne w smaku, dobrze ułożone. Odczucie: ciało co najwyżej średnie, wysycenie średnie, finisz palony, gorzkawy. Całość: dobre, ale bez rewelacji, świetny współczynnik relacji cena a jakość, tańszy od polskich risów. Dużo czekolady i suszonych śliwek, dobry balans między słodyczą a goryczą, dobre ułożenie, niezłą wielowymiarowość. Tanie i dobre, smakowało mi to piwo. 7/4/7/4/14

4
yy0pp (1634) - - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Black color with nice brown head. Aroma - Roasted, cocoa, cookie, dust. Taste - Medium bitterness, medium sweetness, roasted malt, hops, caramel, citrus, coffee, booze.

4.1
nudiebear (371) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle at bar. Laholmen hotel. Clear dark brown. Port wine, plum. Light bitter taste, alcoholic notes. Excellent mouth feel

3.9
nihtila (4000) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle from Safeway. Pours black, dark brown head. Nose is big roast, chocolate, cocoa, plums. Taste is dominated by huge roast, chocolate, cocoa, molasses. Solid, traditional roasted and toasted stout.

4
Aragh (298) - POLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Kolor hebanu z minimalnym rubinowym prześwitem, obwódka piany. Zapach mocno czekoladowy z nutami miętowej świeżości, piwnicy i kawy. W smaku umiarkowanie słodkie, gorzka czekolada, świeża kawa, śmietanka, wanilia, niewielka cierpkość, alkohol dobrze ukryty, nieznaczne ciepło w przełyku. Bardzo gładkie i pijalne, dobre zbalansowane, mogłoby być jeszcze nieco intensywniejsze i gęstsze.

3.5
Geokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, coffee and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol , roasted malt and coffee. Medium body, average carbonation.


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