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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13161) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium frothy light tan head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is a roasted malt with smoke and coffee. Good sticky lacing along the glass. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet chocolate malt in the taste with a nice bitter finish. Hides the alcohol decently making it easy to drink. A good imperial stout from Sam Adams.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13125) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12908) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Re-rate 2/12: Bottle sample at a Stouts & Porters blind tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of coffee beans, dark chocolate, a bit of alcohol and fruitiness. Bittersweet flavor with coffee, a bit of licorice and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. 7/4/6/4/13=3.4

Re-rate 2/2/11: Bottle. Black-colored with a big light brown head. Roasty aroma of liquor, some coffee and chocolate, licorice, fruity notes, some soy sauce and alcohol. Alcoholic roasty flavor with some dark chocolate, some fruits and a bitter finish. Full-bodied. Not as good as I remembered it, good thing I re-rated. 6/4/6/3/11=3

Bottle sample during Beerfest in Tel Aviv. Black-colored with a brown head. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate and some mocha notes.Sweet chocolaty flavor with a bit of licorice, fruits and some hoppy bitterness. Rather full-bodied, but still feels a bit too light. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12570) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12350) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
@Mondial de la Bire 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12339) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
12oz bottlepours a tight brown head and black color. Aroma is cocoa-dark malt/oat, some acidic earthy hops. Taste is sweet cocoa-dark malt/oat, some acidic earthy hops, ashy, alcohol. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12300) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle, bought@Fakta, Kolding. Pours deep opaque black with a large, staying creamy beige head. Aroma has ashy roasted malts, dark chocolate, light astringent. Low, prickly carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, licorice, chocolate, mild roasted malts, a touch of viniousness. Fine,mellow bitterness. Light ashy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a large sized brown head. Nice lacing left on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, roastiness, anise, and licorice. Tastes of roast, chocolate, caramel, licorice, some dark fruitiness, and anise. Alcohol content well hidden.


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