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25 Drinks: The Dark Side of Holiday Cheer

Day 11's boozy advent treat was Evil Czech's annual Russian Imperial Stout, Stalin's Dark Side. It has been aging since I picked it up at the release feast in 2014. It's without a label since they didn't print it in time. They offered to mail one, but after a bit of nagging, I gave up.

This dark, dark, beer was just as warming as I remembered. It's a perfect edition to the beer advent lineup. The sweetness mellowed with age. It was still so decadent, but I took it one step further and busted out some macarons. Russian Imperial Stouts are great boozy treats to drink alone or wash down sweet, and just as flavorful, treats.

full 2014 beer notes

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