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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   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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rayaron (1997) - 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 (2308) - 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 (1099) - 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 (861) - 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 (3544) - 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 (8119) - 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.

SirLimpsalot (4550) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
@Mikkeller sthlm 17-3-27: Riktigt bra med söta toner av bourbon och socker. Fin balans med eftersmak av socker.

Tide (4363) - 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.

MetalNHopHead (2191) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 30, 2017
"Darkness imprisoning me / All that I see / Absolute horror" - Metallica’s "One." Surly’s Darkness is as complex and beguiling as any person. There’s a facade and an inner personality. There’s the badass bottle printing, the slow, black pour, and the stated 85 IBU’s. Then, there’s the true Darkness. Charred malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, blackened sugar, and hints of smoke - a nuanced, carefully-constructed flavor profile. It’s full-bodied but it’s not too heavy. You don’t have to be a fearless, godless heathen to disappear into this Darkness, though it never hurts.

HuskerTan (2398) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. A- Cherry wood, leather, tobacco, dark fruits, cocoa. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head, subtle booze. T- Roasty, tobacco, leather, chocolate. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- This beer was outstanding yet at the same time I’m not just it quite lives up to the hype. Certainly don’t get any coffee or raisins, or cherry, or toffee and I wish I did. Still amazing as hell. Very balanced and very smooth. Also not crazy sweet. A true RIS. Can’t wait to see how it tastes after 1-2 years of age.

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