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RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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Maakun (6340) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Potjepalooza. Black with thick beige head. Strong rye bread, dark chocolate, light cinnamon, toffee, soft red berries, light spices, raw cocoa, molasses and some licorice. Very sweet, medium bitter and very light sour. Full bodied. Really nice stuff.

sjogro (4653) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Black with tan head. Deep roasted chocolate malts, rye, dark berries. Big sweet and medium bitter. Big body, creamy roasty feel.

beerplace (1959) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2017
650ml bottle (thx, John P.!). Bottled 2016-09-26. Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, roasted malt, molasses, grassy notes, slight booziness. Taste is similar. Very good!

bwy (94) - 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

rayaron (1951) - 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.

zvsn (2240) - 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.

gschrade (1094) - 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

edwardbass (858) - 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.

dnstone (3494) - Kansas City, Missouri, 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.

AndySnow (8003) - 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.

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