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RATINGS: 1066   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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fonefan (51602) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
[ Trade by Bobby91w ]. Clear dark black color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, moderate roasted, coffee, vanilla, alcohol, berry sweet - cherry ? Flavor is heavy sweet, light light acidic, and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090608]

yespr (48100) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 From tap, apparently the last keg available, put on at McKenzies Minneapolis. Huge thanks to hellomynameis for letting me know about this being on! Pours black with a brown rim, thick creamy brown head which looks like lovely chocolate cream. Aroma is a complex sweet coffee, chocolate and liqourice blend, slight molasses note. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, complex blend of liqourice and chocolate. A distinct fruity note that is non-citric, seems like peach to me. Finish is a long mellow sweet blend of the chocolate and coffee notes hitting a wonderfull bitterness. You keep tasting the chocolate on your lips and the bitterness on you tongue. Very lovely and perfectly balanced.

RBSG Second sample at the brewery didn’t have th peach note and was more hoppy and fresh compared to the McKenzies tapped version.

Ungstrup (38595) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
Entered to celebrate my 9700th rating with the curently 4th highest rated beer on Ratebeer. Drunk at GABF 2007. A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet and very roasted, combined with notes of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt, as well as a light note of alcohol. The flavor is very balanced. Nice one.

joergen (29377) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing beige head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of smoke and hops.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, alcohol and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to hrking for this gem. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty coffe and chocolate aroma with some hints of vanilla. Roasted heavy malty chocolate flavor with some hints of coffe and some weak hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

Travlr (26264) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Zombie courtesy of evanlarkin, a huge thanks for scoring this one and hauling it back. Very dark brown, dark brown head, good lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate syrup, subtle booze, espresso soda. Taste is smooth chocolate and coffee liquer and brown soda bread. Nice!

cgarvieuk (26089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 Bottle at home feb20 2009...Big thanks to BDR for this... wow this has a lovely full creamy mouth feel. rich and silky ... Nose is a big soft smooth roast with a little chocolate and mellow big pine hops... flavour is dominated by just how nice the palate is... but once you wallow in its smooth silky richness you start to notice rich smooth chocolate malts ... low bitternesss and a spice pine hop in its linger ... Im not fond of hoppy stouts so was worried i wouldnt like this but its really quite lovely... though pine does build quite a lot over time 4.3... AH as i get further through this, its the hop that keeps on giving and destroys any other flavours. This is one of the beers. that i think a small sample(50ml) (4.3) or a larger one(250ml) (3.9) do end up with a different rating. Plus i suspect if i had the whole thing to myself it would have dropped another point or two by the end of the Bottle (Final score 3.9) Bottle at home ... thanks to Badgerben ... 2010 vintage drunk 060511 ... dark black.. thin tan head ... soft coffee roast .. huge oily hop ... some tobacco nose ... sweet juicy raisins and cherry ... bitter chocolate ... lots of coffeee .. light molasses .... this is much better than i remember ...quite sweet rich and oily ... very smooth. 4.4 oh i am F... loving this and it didnt seem to get wearing at all this time. loved every drop Tap at the Copenhagen beer festival... Dark black... Thin tan head... Dar roast dark malt... Rich roast... Dark berries... Rich roast. Malts 4.2

omhper (25822) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Very black, rich beige head. Concentrated coffee aroma with some black currant. Hops mixed with brandy and licorice. Vinous and not overly full sized. Very well made in that ther is no stickyness at all. Creates elegance out of a chaotic orchestra of flavours: chocolate. molasses, oat flakes, port and licorice. Finishes salty and very bitter.

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
11th June 2009
Opaque black beer. Soft light palate. Very smooth stout, roasty and bitter traits are absent. Rich chocolate with a little coffee. Tangy - subtle fruit. Rich malt finish with a trace of brandy. A superior Impy Stout. Deft, intense and alse very light.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of BrianK. Pours black with a vague reddish hue and a rich light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and a whiff of smoke. Solid body, hard roasted malts, some vanilla. Deeply malt bitter. Not bad, but not exactly Top 50 to me. 220909

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