overall
75
18
style
RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Russian Imperial Stout was poured for the first time as part of our 12/14/12 Anniversary celebration in Phoenixville as a draught only release. It is a full bodied beer with a rich, roasty malt character and subtle alcohol warmth.

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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Mini draft at Spacebar on 4/3/16. Deep brown with small ecru head. Chocolate and roasted malt, heavy booze, and unpleasant soy. Not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6459) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Possibly un-retired? Black with tan head. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, caramel, light booze, bitter roast. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours thick unclear blackish with a dark caramel colored head. Aroma brings some raw dough, bottles 3 years ago. Flavor is chocolatey with some aged yeast that has held up okay and charred roasty malts at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3637) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Pours tar black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and chocolate. Roasted malt, molasses, licorice, and chocolate flavor. Decent beer. Alcohol well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3343) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with smaller beige head. Aroma is ash, medium body, medium carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is chocolate and ash.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDBaker11058 (2008) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2016
appearance: dark brown to black, one finger of creamy tan head. aroma: hugely aromatic; tons of sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, licorice, and plums. taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, sweet bourbon, molasses and prunes and plums and some raisin; undertone of roasty coffee and black bread. finish:lasting sweetness fades, leaving general chocolate, roast, and a hint of black licorice. notes: Unbelievably good. ABV incredibly well-hidden. Flavors and aroma were excellent. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club, aged for 2+ years, which may have mellowed things out a bit. This was special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Very malty, a little cocoa, somewhat dry. Black with brown foamy head. Decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samsmith33 (772) - - JUN 7, 2015
Appearance: dark black. Lost the rest of my notes, but the numbers are accurate. Vee still vant ze money Lebowski.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bomber pours opaque black with foamy tan head. Coffee, roast, nuts, a little bit of plums. Moderate/High trailing bitterness. Light sweetness. Dry, medium body with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6313) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear black body under a one finger fizzy brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is very roasty with lots of coffee, some moderate alcohol, and some burnt malt notes. The flavor is very burnt and roasty with a heavy burnt coffee finish. Fairly well hidden alcohol, but theres a bit of heat on the finish. Medium bodied with a little too much fizzy active carbonation. Decent beer, but nothing that stands out especially.


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