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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our rich, roasted black ale inspired by the strong stouts exported by Great Britain in the 1800's to the Russian Czar's court.

Editor's Note: ABV changed to 10.5% in 2008 (was previously 9.5%).


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4.1
JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
2010 bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of fig, molasses, raisin and some chocolate. Malty flavor with chocolate covered raisins before a roasty finish.

4.9
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2015 This stuff is amazing. I had this at a tasting with a bunch of other Russian imperial stouts and this one stood out for sure.

4.3
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
[Ölprovning hos Fredrik i Ängelholm 7 Maj 2015] Bottle 459, fantastikst kraftig, mycket choklad och kaffe. Ofantlig fyllighet

4
deanso (10135) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 14, 2015
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis big thanks. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Very smooth

4
kermis (13477) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle #255 of 550 (2014) shared with Deanso and others as rating 6000. Pours near black with a small bubbly beige head. Aroma is very malty upfront, cake, toffee, some biscuit and light chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a massively malty palate. One of the most malty RISs I’ve tried. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
kraddel (8129) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
2014 edition , 427 / 550 , thnx to Matt ! Pours black , no head at all . Scent is pure dark, burnt malts , bit coffee . Some bitter / sweet twist . Taste is full , roasty , coffee aspects as well of oats . Sweet , black malty finish . Rich in taste . Good, yet perhaps on a bit low side, of the mouthfeel . Carbonation is perfect . Finishes in sweet roasted malts , with a very mild burned undertone . Rather easy drinkable - given the style and matching ABV . Nice

4.3
biggsbowler (625) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle '12 - pours dark black with tan head. Nice dark chocolate nose. Rich dark chocolate taste, maybe some dark fruits and some bitter hops. It's very rich and flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Clownoisseur (482) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2012 vintage bottle. Pours a jet black, lively mocha brown head that fizzles out quickly. Leaves little lacing....has short legs. Aromas of dark roasted malt, char, sherry, plum and chocolates. Taste follows the nose with robust char/roasted malt dryness....some slight oxidation lends to the dark fruit flavors across the middle of the palate. Finishes with some nice bitter chocolate notes, slight char, slight alcohol warmth. Nicely balanced! Good stuff!

3.8
jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours a muddy dark black with a thin mocha head. Aroma big on malt, roast And dark chocolate. Taste follows with slight oxidation. Nice viscosity.

4.3
Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Trade with Thirstybird. Cheers. 2010 Vintage. Pours black with a small handsome mocha brown head. Nose is fruity and vinous. Roasted and dry. Soft and vinous. Charcoal, coffee and hazels. So smoooth. Superb!


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