Czar's Nightmare | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Winter

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Added by oberon on 12-09-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of GDMFSOB
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just had a pint of this at the Braintree, MA location and liked it so much I got a half gallon to go. Really a very drinkable, tasty imperial stout. the nose of this black brew is both smokey and sweet and reminds me of a freshly brewed pot of dark roast. Tastes like caramel-infused espresso with smoke, malts and oats in the mix. I've never had such a smooth, easy going down imperial stout before. The brewmaster said that he has a few kegs of this stuff that he's aging in oak barrels fo a few months. I can't wait to get my hands on that stuff.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

King of Prussia, PA location. I look forward to this beer each holiday season during the crunch and madness of last minute shopping at the King of Prussia Mall. Its body is an opaque ebony beneath a short head of creamy dark tan that drops shortly (possibly due to its high alcohol content) to a lacy surface covering. The aroma delivers rich caramel and an espresso-like roastiness. It's full and smooth in the mouth with a full body and very fine, moderate carbonation. Rich malts dominate the flavor with caramel, sugar coated nuts, a subtle touch of butter, coffee and a thread of yeasty fruitiness backed by solid bitterness. It finishes dry with a light note of alcohol and some residual bitterness. Most impressive! A beautifully done, rich and malty Imperial stout that barely reveals its strength. Well brewed!!!

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Photo of oberon
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A ew offerinf from the RB in KofP,pours a deep brown with not much head to it,the aroma ir rummy and very roasted and appetizing.A nice buttery taste and mouthfeel to this beer with a nice sweeter note that goes well with the buttery flavors,I found this beer very easy to drink for the style,a notch below the Old Rasputin 4-pack I just finished off but a nice beer none the less.

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Czar's Nightmare from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
4.29 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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