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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Catherine II, the 18th century Empress of Russia is said to have been the inspiration behind the creation of the Russian Imperial Stout, an intensely flavored, robust dark ale with a noticeable alcohol presence. Legend has it that Catherine also had a voracious sexual appetite; she was known to have many lovers, but the story about the stallion was probably a myth. We’ve infused this round of our Imperial Russian Stout with a stiff dose of coconut and habanero peppers, creating a smooth, spicy, stout ale that even Catherine herself may have resented.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Poured a dark black color with aromas of roast, peppers, light coconut, chocolate and some earth. Flavors match the aromas not over the top peppers but there with some chocolate an coconut. I was afraid that this was going to be bad but it surprised me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle... Pours nearly black with a small creamy, mushroom. Decent. Smells like s and a bandage. Full-bodied with lightly creamy and laid-back. Flavor is deep, burnt, bitter toastiness and chili warmth. Finishes charcoal, bitter and chili warmth. Seth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to homer321, thanks man! Thick oily black colour, with a nice amount of mocha head. Aroma is choolate, coffee, and picy peppers. Taste is coffee roast, chocolate, and nice wallop of spice on the finish, full bodied, plenty of carbonation. I didn’t really pick up on the coconut, but that being said I really liked this, well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Loads of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla and some spicy pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (14044) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with beige had that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is chocolate, coconut, peppers. Medium mouth with strong peppers, dark chocolate, wood. Very good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
biggsbowler (620) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle - pours dark black and slight tan head. The nose is chocolate and spice heat. The taste is full of spice up front with some bitter chocolate. I got no coconut. This beer is crap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at Taylors birthday! Dark black pour tan head nice collar. Light spice and cinnamon. Beer starts sweet light spice then finishes with some nice head. Warm spice and pepper lingers. I like thank the pepper heat lasts on a heavey stout. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
not nearly as hot as i was expecting it to be, but all the same i wouldnt drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Sean. Black pour with just a small khaki head. Roasted malt and slight smoke on the nose. Air amount of cocoa, coffee, and earthy chili. Mild coconut and graham cracker, too. Some vanilla, coconut, and graham cracker sweetness to the flavor. Tons of bitter roasted malt, cocoa powder, and coffee, too. Spicy chili pepper note and certainly some smoke and earthiness. A bit of toffee in there as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25809) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy peppery chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate peppery chili flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with spicy chili in the aftertaste.

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