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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jeffo on 07-12-2012

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 16
Photo of SteveD082791
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ystazi
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black pour with dark tan head. Sweet chocolate malt with oak notes. Sweet chocolate malt and raison gets overwhelmed by whiskey and oak. Finish is wooden. Creamy mouthfeel that drys quickly. Initially rich but finishes too oaky/peaty.

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black with a ring of tan foam. An aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel, and a hint of peaty smoke. Caramel, milk chocolate and coffee up front with molasses and burnt vanilla/crime brûlée coming out later. Some notes of char and smoky scotch linger. Nice, but overly harsh and charred in the finish, seems like it could use more age or even time in the barrel.

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

To me they nailed the balance on this one almost perfectly.

Photo of Kraty1
3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Scotch scotch scotch scotch scotch

Photo of aasher
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of abex44
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaseFace
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch medium brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Smoky aroma with some dark roasted malt creating notes of dark chocolate. Moderate booze smell.

T- The dark chocolate flavors are decadent and work very well with the smokiness of the scotch barrel. It makes me think of chocolate honey glaze rub on some ribs or something. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

M- Velvety soft and creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- A great concept for a beer with nearly perfect execution. To ol has earned a spot as one of my favorite Scandinavian breweries with this one. Simply delicious, and this is coming from a guy who's not a particular fan of smokiness in his beer.

Photo of mdagnew
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured pitch black and oil like with no hint of colour even when held up to the light. Dirty brown head poured tight, thick and foamy with a frothy top then faded to thickish coating with thick edging... some good lines of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of rich roasted malts mixed with good does of molasses / treacle sweetness, burnt wood and sooty notes, strong dark sweet coffee, piney hops, some prunes and dates, toasted malt loaf, some fresh vanilla notes, milk chocolate, lots of nutmeg and peppery spiciness...

Taste - Roasted malt bitterness initially followed very quickly by a strong brown sugar / molasses sweetness, some burnt wood notes, rich dark chocolate mixed with some prunes and ripe plums, lots of peppery and piney hops, some milky vanilla traces, light liquorice, some warming alcohol just coming through...

Feel - Superbly rich and creamy and very full bodied... for such a rich and strong beer this is supremely drinkable as the alcohol is almost completely hidden...

Overall - A world class Impy Stout... one of the best (if not the best) examples i've ever had... highly recommended although a little pricey at £7

Photo of Axnjxn
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osuskin
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackNip
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of yeaprolly
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin film of light brown foam with good retention and lacing. Rich aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, licorice and oak; smells like a dessert. Flavor follows, rich dark malt, smoky and toasted, chocolate, licorice, light whisky. Finishes with char, chocolate and hints of lactose. Medium to full bodied with pleasant creaminess. I was hoping I wasn't going to love this one as it was a pricy little bottle, but this is is really full flavored, well balanced and has a nice oaky, char finish with just a light touch of whisky. High ABV well covered. Delicious.

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TechTriumph
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of RobertH50
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Rawbster
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

A - Received this in a trade; was highly looking forward to cracking this. Poured into a snifter. Pours a very thick black. No light penetration. 1 finger of a brown head with very little lacing.

S - Very roasty, hints of smoked/burnt wood, chocolate, a little scotch smell and some cocoa

T - Very smokey. Fudge, chocolate, cocoa. After taste has an even heavier taste of smoked wood. This beer warmed up tastes a little sweeter

M - Coats mouth, Very creamy and sticky

O - I was real excited to have this coming in a trade and it was well worth the hype. The smokeyness is heavy but it's balanced really well. Great characteristics. BA says 13% but bottle says 10.2%. Either way it's fantastic

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of crosenkrantz
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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