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RATINGS: 1037   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2009
Surprisingly good. Jim Koch has been edging way too close to mainstream these last couple years, but this makes up for some of that. Not a monster Imperial Stout by any means, but deliciously drinkable. The silky chocolate malt character is very similar to Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (high praise from me). The Sam has more anise (not bad or good, just different) and a little bit of that hard-to-avoid soy sauce flavor (not a plus). I would buy this again (although that’s mostly because I have to drive to Chicago to get the Brooklyn).


3.3
ads135 (4934) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Tried for the first time back in 2009. Dark and rich. As far an imperial stouts go, its solid, but not spectacular. Lots of chocolate and dark fruit, some raisins, a little vanilla. Pleasant.

3.7
avantdagare (285) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2017
4 finger beige head, black body. Nose: Dark chocolate, rasins, tar, dates, licorice, and coffee. Taste: Dark chocolate, dates, licorice, tar, raisins, soy-sauce, hint of bitter coffee, cocoa-nibs and Kahlua. Semi-long, semi-bitter ending.

3.9
BBHansen (962) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle @ Wordenskjolds. Appearance: clear black with good beige creamy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, bread, coffee, chocolate, light dark fruits, light alcohol and licorice. palette: strong roasted malty aroma, medium carbonation, full body, average to notable sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall - very nice and smooth imp stout.

3.1
elosop (454) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2016 Kolsvart med rödbeige tunt skum. Doftar lite syrlig bränd karamell och kaffe. Smaken mycket fyllig, syrlig, lite pepprig, bitter och alkoholanstruken med kaffe och karamellsöta som dominerar. Eftersmaken lång med lite sur kaffe- och maltsmak. På gränsen till övermogen.

3.8
HenrikSoegaard (14480) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Licorice and chocolate. Heavy bitter very roasted flavor. Some coffee notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice.

4.2
mikkellund42 (887) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours opaque black with huge espresso brown head. Aroma is deep roasted notes is malt, coffee and bread but also soy sauce and port wine. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, medium umami and light salty. Body is oily with light carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes of heavily roasted malt, soy sauce, burnt sugar, salty Amarelli licorice drops, espresso and roasted coffee beans. Very intense and rich.

3.9
MrOrla (3502) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle @ courtesy dedollewaiter. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of deep choco, soy, licorice, touch of salt. Taste is quite heavy choco, deep roast, licorice, light fruity which suits it well, warming and quite drinkable.

4
Bamsen78 (5543) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle from MiP, thamk you and Happy Birthday, my friend! Pours cloudy nearly black with creamy, stable dark tan head. Dark aroma of malt, fruit and roast, with notes of coffee and chocolate. Sweetish flavour of malt, chocolate and fruit, with bitter, roasty and coffeelike notes. Roasty and estery aftertaste with notes of malt. Creamy mouthfeel. Warming alcohol presence. Well-balanced and good.

4.1
ken1 (2081) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma: Dark roasted malt and coffee with chocolate and fruits. Flavour: Dark roasted coffee with chocolate, sweey fruits and slight raisins. Finish is dry and roasted. Mouthfeel is creamy with alcoholic warmth. Colour: Black with a creamy brown head.

3.7
Desverger (12610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle [email protected] - black pour with tan head. Roasted malty with chocolate and caramel, some liquorice and aniseed coming in, some burnt malty nuances, roasted finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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