overall
100
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style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee. We add a touch of hops to make this delicious brew even tastier. 85 IBUs. Labels:

07 = Grim Reaper
08 = Devil
09 = Mummy
10 = Vampire
11 = Zombie
12 = Werewolf
13 = Hell Demon
14 = Harpy (bottled reviews have separate entry in database)
15 = Bat
16 = Cerberus
17 = Baba Yaga - Forest Witch

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwy (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
One of those stouts where you can taste EVERY flavor. Smooth, a little boozy, but rich. Very memorable. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 33

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (1739) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
2016 bottle sample at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Thanks 77ships. Deep brown, oily with no head. The aroma has lots of prune, chocolate and licorice. Bitterish flavor, oily with notes of soy sauce, licorice, wood and dried fruits. Oily texture, medium to full-bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (2008) - ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle sample at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Thanks 77ships! Opaque black. Aroma and flavors of coffee, chocolate, prunes, roasted grains. Alcoholic warmth. Full bodied, oily. Great RIS.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (1082) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2017
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste boozy initially, chocolate, hint of dark fruit. I thought wants you get past the boozy taste it was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (830) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2017
Super dark brown, letting very little light through. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted grain. Taste is the same, with a nice tang, great sweetness and a good bit of hops bitterness for a stout this huge. Bitterness lingers for quite a while. Excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dnstone (3143) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2017
Pours black in color with a soft off white head. Deep chocolate aroma with notes of coffee, and roast malt, light alcohol notes. Rich and robust flavor that coats the mouth; chocolate dominates, roasty malt, sweet but not syrupy, flavors linger with some charred notes and a touch of alcohol in the finish. An excellent beer. Notes: Pn tap at Mimosa in the MSP Airport, Apr 17.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (7478) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2017
How: Draught.
Where: Mikkeller Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, caramel, spices, some liquorice and coconut.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, some alcohol, liquorice, dried fruit, some coconut and cherries.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (4123) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
@Mikkeller sthlm 17-3-27: Riktigt bra med sta toner av bourbon och socker. Fin balans med eftersmak av socker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (3709) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate, nuts, licorice and coffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, licorice, bourbon, chocolate and oak. Excellent imperial stout.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 30, 2017
"Darkness imprisoning me / All that I see / Absolute horror" - Metallicas "One." Surlys Darkness is as complex and beguiling as any person. Theres a facade and an inner personality. Theres the badass bottle printing, the slow, black pour, and the stated 85 IBUs. Then, theres the true Darkness. Charred malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, blackened sugar, and hints of smoke - a nuanced, carefully-constructed flavor profile. Its full-bodied but its not too heavy. You dont have to be a fearless, godless heathen to disappear into this Darkness, though it never hurts.


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