colui72 (248) - HONG KONG - JUL 27, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep black with brown head. Lovely aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste goes from cocoa to vanilla to fudge to something smokey and of course, lot of coffee. Smooth and creamy, bitter after taste. Wonderful ale.
Maris (1151) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 330ml bottle on 23/7/2015. Pours pretty much black with a medium deep tan head. The nose features lots of chocolate and vanilla, with a bit of caramel and just a hint of bacon. Flavour wise, it’s primarily sweet milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, coaoa, fudge, some roasty/burnt malt, finished off y some moderate hops. The texture is quite creamy and the carbonation soft. This is a really lovely, smooth impy. Eminently quaffable at 10%. Has a bit of Founders Breakfast Stout about it, which is a very good thing.
madelfonatree (106) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24/09/19 poured into a snifter/tulip on July 23, 2015.
Look - Dark, oily black. Thin, dark tan head with aggressive pour. Lacing and head dissipates quickly.
Smell - Chocolate. Liquor. Coffee. Vanilla. A little sour smell.
Taste - Alcohol. Chocolate. Coffee. Prune. Vanilla. Oranges. Slight bitterness
Feel - Heavy. Full. Carbonation high as well. Alcohol sting on tongue.
Overall - This is not my favorite RIS. While it has many of the traditional traits, it is not unique or genuine. Alcohol taste is high.
DerWeg (1562) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Loads of really balanced aromatic cocoa and coffee with mildly bitter and rich flavours, some Shiraz like red berry, is thick but not heavy or sweet, then sweetness builds as do toast and hop bitter, a little of this is a lot.
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light cocoa notes and barley roast.
Little bit of stable.
Pitch black with perfect mocha foam.
Sharp cocoa bitternes at first, falling into a much smoother cocoa wholeness. Not too sweet (at all), but very elegant cocoa stout.
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It appears typical to style with a brief covering of cocoa coloured head. After that it smells of carob (I hate carob), cocoa, licorice, heady vanilla and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is slick, silky and oily, just as it should be with flavours similar o the aroma profile along with fig jam (not just an acronym... google it). The dusty cocoa comes through beautifully in the finish. A likeable enough Russian Stout.
cervmagpt (410) - PORTUGAL - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 20C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch D98 DDBB. AROMA: very strong roasted malt aroma with vinous notes, some vanilla and coffee. APPEARANCE: jet black color and opaque. creamy average dark brown head with good retention and lacing. TASTE: very intense and complex flavour with notes of roasted and malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some wood and a vinous aspect that complements the taste. moderate bitterness from roasted malts with a roasted and semi-dry finish. PALATE: full body with a nice velvety texture. gentle alcohol warmth almost imperceptible. moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a very nice and roasted oriented imperial stout with a lot of complexity.
Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vähän liikaa viinaa, mutta yksi parhaita. Hyvä tatsi, mutta kookos ei maistu. Muuten ok.
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015, by Sid. Near vlack, low brown head. Strong dark chocolate, burnt malt, burnt bitter finish. Nice.
Lukasmh (544) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours thick black with thick dark brown head. Aroma is dark bitter malts, bitter malts, dark rich and bitter chocolate, slight hops, coffee and grainy. Taste is chocolate, bitter rich, coffee, smooth at first turns more mora dry cocoa. Subtle dark fruits. Quite bitter finish with chocolate, roasty coffee. Dry cocoa. Slight soy. Thick body.