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RATINGS: 1039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Our take on the stout brewed by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The special malted barley in this intense and massive brew delivers rich flavors like dark chocolate, coffee and anise.

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3.6
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
A deep dark stout with a thick dark brown head, lacing and onctuous. In aroma, a sweet musty chocolate malt with light vinous notes, alcohol. In mouth, a nice roasted malt with chocolate powder, vinous qualities, alcohol warmth, a bit aged, but solid.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2009
(12oz bottle) Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, dark chocolate, some burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast/coffee, some alcohol, burnt. Creamy full body with light burn.

3.6
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2009
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Fair head retention and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, anise, tobacco. Taste is intense roasted malts, bitter coffee, tobacco and green apple. Full bodied. Some alcohol is noticeable.

3.7
Christian (13823) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2016
Black with a lasting tan head. Big aroma of toffee, licorice, dried fruits and a touch of smoke. Sweet, full flavoured, roasted flavour with licorice and toffee, and a touch of ash in the finish

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours opaque with an average, fizzy, dark brown head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, molasses, nutty), light hop (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of prune, smoke, and wood. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.8
Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Pours an opaque black color with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily. Clingy patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Medium to full body, with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and sweet malt. Some mildly bitter hops are present too. The finish is dry and roasty with coffee and muted chocolate left behind. A decent introductory type of Imperial Stout overall.

3.7
Camons (13325) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, licorice, sweet chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malt, caramel, some burnt sugar, coffee, licorice, chocolate, some alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation, sweet finish with light warming alcohol. 030616

3.8
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pitch black coloured and with a moderate beige foam left; robust aroma of licorice and cold coffee; full-bodied and with some sweetness below, a solid bitterness and a long chocolatey finish; pretty dry with lingering notes of licorice

3.4
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, anise, and light smoke. Flavor of roasted malt, black licorice, chocolate, and toasted grain.

3.8
j12601 (13112) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a medium to thick dark tan head. Nice roast and chocolate, light plum and caramel, little bit of alcohol. Medium bodied, nice roast and baking cocoa. Finishes with a slow warming alcohol and some lingering roast.


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