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RATINGS: 1044   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
I am not a stout drinker. Just a matter of personal preference. Well that is changing as of tonigh. I found a couple of bottles in our collection/stash my wife must have picked up at some time and I tried a bottle w/o even knowing I was chilling a stout until I poured it. What a great rich taste without being heavy or over powering as the few other stouts I tried in my life. The cocoa taste is excellent. Guess what, I will know be a stout drinker with this as my staple mixed in with my IPA's etc. Try this beer my friends it is really good! I am hunting for some more tomorrow. Me! A stout who would have figured! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Poured black with a thick brown head. Aroma is malt and molasses, but not nearly as strong as I was expecting. Flavor is strongly of coffee with pronounced bitterness. Could use more sweetness. The bitterness lingers unpleasantly. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Overall, not bad if its your only choice of Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Bottled pour a dark black with a fast dark tan/brown head. Typical stout aroma that misses the imperial kick. Notes of coffee/molasses, heavier fruits, roasted malt. Flavor could be heavier on the roast, has a dark malt and alcohol kick. Body is a bit thin for the style, summing it into an half decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a slight tan head. Overall this is a pretty average imperial stout, except for the sweetness. Too much for my tastes, and not well-balanced with the other tastes. Nice chocolate and roastiness, but the sweetness makes this one that I wouldnt choose to drink again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours BLACK with a small light brown head. It has a sweet malty aroma with coffee and chocolate. The Flavor has some dried fruits, chocolate, and espresso flavor. The finish is very sweet and full bodied!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is sweet malts and coffee and a hint of alcohol. Aroma is coffee, dark roasted malts, and a pronounced alcohol hit in the back of the palette.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finn1918 (233) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a nice 1-finger cascading brown head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts. Flavor is bitter roasted malts, some subtle hoppiness, and sweet caramel with hints of liquorice. Has a syrupy mouthfeel with a slightly bitter finish. Not the best stout in the world, but solid and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Black with little to no head. Tastes like light sweet dark fruits andbitter coffee with a bit of alcohol and malts!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle, black pour, brown head that turned more tan as it diminished. Aromas were of a sweet stout, chocolate milky. Taste is crazily malty. Like Youngs Double Chocolate malty. Cant believe its an imperial stout. Wife insists it has fruity flavors too. It is really, really drinkable (quaffable even!) but not similar to most imperials. Interesting...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Decent aroma, but nothing amazing (malt, roast). Taste isnt quite as deep as some Imperial Stouts, but is roasty with some notes of alcohol. Mouthfeel is thinner. Finish lasts moderately. Not my favorite Imperial Stout.

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