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RATINGS: 1049   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

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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (352) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - OCT 30, 2016
Sirly Darkness 2015. Sus aromas principales son a frutos rojos, principalmente cerezas, pasas, caf, chocolate y algo de especias. De color profundamente negro, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma abundante, buena retencin. En boca es dulce, equilibrado, complejo y fcil de beber. Al paladar destacan las notas a cerezas, pasas, chocolate y cafe Simplemente exquisita!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewHaMeister (442) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle poured jet black with a thin off-white head and oily lacing. Aromas of dark fruit, raisens, caramel, and dark chocolate. Flavor is boozy semi sweet. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Draught at the Surly Brewing Co, Minneapolis, MN as 2016 Darkness, 12%. Black color with a small tan head. Dry roasted malt aroma with licorice, salt, dryness, mild alcohol and some spices. The flavor is... heavenly... or something equal... roasted malt, dryness, hops, mild bitterness, alcohol, salt and licorice. Really intense and complex. Strong, heavy and intense. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1233) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle, 2013 vintage at tasting panel at Warszawski festiwal piwa. Aroma is not so intense that Im expected, but very classical imp. Taste is better, sweet, roasty, with cocoa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Aroma of coffee, toffee, and bourbon. Taste of licorice, raisin, plum, port, bourbon spice and vanilla, a bit bitter acrid burnt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1983) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, vintage 2012. Aroma is very malt forward with lots of chocolate and some moderate roast notes. Some light tobacco and leather notes. Medium light raisin and prunes notes. Some light alcohol spice. Pours a deep black with some dark brown hues on the edges and a medium large, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes to the edges where a thin film lingers on the edges. No lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with a lot of chocolate and some slightly lighter roast notes. Moderate leather and tobacco notes. Some medium fruit notes of raisin, prune and plum. Medium light bitterness and some light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but present alcohol warmth. Overall, a very nice, complex stout that has aged gracefully. Some oxidation is creeping in, but its not presenting itself in a negative way. Nice fruit and malt notes. Could use a thicker mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (3068) - CROATIA - AUG 30, 2016
On tap at BRUS, Copenhagen. Pours black with lasting beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some licorice, dark fruit. Quite sweet with bitterness coming afterwards. Full bodied. Complex yet balanced. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9747) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle, shared at RBAG by dresden. Pours a viscous near-black with a finely bubbled reddish-brown head. Bitter chocolate and caramel (kind of a Tootsie Roll thing), undertones of aniseed and ash. Creamy mouthfeel, balanced and complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1517) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Third time having it and still forgot to rate. Thick near black, fudgy, umami, slight fruit flavors. Creamy and rich and amazing. One of my absolute favorite non-barrel aged imperial stouts

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2016
2015 bottle poured into a tulip glass..opaque with a fluffy light brown head..aroma of chocolate,vanilla,coffee,roasted nuts..tastes of chocolate pudding,vanilla & cherries..creamy but not thick..real good.


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