Destihl Privyet Russian-Style Imperial Stout. Destihl Brewing, Bloomington, IL.
Utter darkness, thick, full and rich creamy brown head atop, looking great.
Aroma: a little sweet, cocoa and espresso, hints of cherry, a little vanilla. Beautifully bitter edge. Very nice.
In the mouth: bone dry. Chocolate-smacked. Bittersweet, rich and full. Deep and dense. Espresso-tinged. Roast-y/toast-y. More little bits of cherry and vanilla. I am enjoying this one. Quite nice.
(What's "Russian-style", though? Russian Imperial Stouts aren't Russian, and didn't originate there. They were born in England, and took the name when the Russian Empire took a liking to them. "Russian-style"? I don't think they even make them there. Kind of a strange appellation, there.)