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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9280) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2016
From bottle its deep brown with a short head. Malt-driven aroma is chocolate fudge, salt and pepper phenols, a warming note of buttery alcohol, and a more interesting roast quality that seems backgrounded. In the mouth its medium-full bodied, rich and sweet, suitably balanced by modest bitterness with a lingering chocolate brownie roasted malt finish. Solid and straightforward.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain, nuts), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. An overly sweet and fairly straightforward version. No surprises, either good or bad, just a standard, sweet, chocolate-and-vanilla-centric stout. Hard to drink much, but the alcohol is hidden pretty well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2016
500ml thanks sledutah. Leaked a bit in transit but pours black wiht a large light tan head. Aroma is dark cocoa, bread, caramel. Flavor is acidic coffee, peat, cocoa, boozy, bitter, and acidic. Decent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (4236) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Thanks Craig (Sledeutah). Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown close to brown color with an off white to tan thin foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Concave lacing clings to the sides of the glass nicely. The aroma has a superb blend of the roast to the sweet. Roasty coffee beans bounce on sweet milk chocolate. And then dark chocolate slides in. An ample amount of caramel and toffee slide in. Subtle toast, sly caramel, and some light dark fruits nuance the underneath portion of this. Refined dark fruits. The flavor has an absolutely beautiful balance of the roasty coffee beans to the sweet milk chocolate. Dark chocolate graces it nicely with a nice dry semi-sweet to bitter aftertaste. Quick semi-sweet to a shy bitter-ish finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to almost full on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels pretty refined. Long roasty to bitter luscious stickiness hits my tongue exceptionally well. Overall, Russian Imperial Stout? Damn right it is, and an absolutely well done one. Practically perfect, in my opinion, I havent had an RIS this good since......well, I dont know when.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3652) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle thanks to sledutah enjoyed while watching the film The Lobster. Dark brown beer. Nose is chocolate and ash. Tastes of chocolate, molasses, char, coffee ground, and lactose. Creamy palate doesnt taste 10%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6459) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8064) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Mostly tangy but some roast. Not wonderful. Black pour with some head and lacing. Bittersweet. Bottle shared at tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22563) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan head. Chocolate aroma. Taste has coffee and cocoa. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6552) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
From a bottle at the DC tasting July 10, 2016. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas. Flavors of caramel and licorice. Light bttter roast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2488) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Not a bad Russian imperial. Light chalk and thick chalkiness. aroma is vanilla dark grain. Not a bad RIS. Average. Taste is pretty sweet very little bite at the end. but the bite lingers.


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