jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 Pours deep brown/black with tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt and some sweet chocolate. Flavor is mostly the same, with the dark roasted malt being the dominant taste. Also some coffee and definite hoppiness (especially in the finish), which adds some nice balance. Fairly thin - not as heavy or oily as some of the other Russian imperial stouts I’ve tried.
koleminer20 (854) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a dark brown bordering on light black with a very light tan head and some decent lace. The aroma is pretty good. There is a good roast and a nice dark chocolate to accompany a good fig presence and a nice dark fruit addition. The flavor has a little dark fruit, some roast and then it turns to water. There is a hint of licorice and then it falls apart. The mouth feel is thin and watery. Carbonation wouldn't, and doesn't, help this one out. The aftertaste is lightly chocolatey and nothing else. For the aroma this packed, it's amazingly disappointing.
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ebone1988 (294) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, heavy. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is...a mess. Starts as you’d expect, finishes like...no flavor. I’m blown away. Mouthfeel is the same, I feel like the aftertaste is from my last beer. Finishes so quickly. Overall...not good.
VinegarStroke (314) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear, very dark brown to black. with good head & lace. This beer has a great aroma. Chocolate, anise, spice & roast. Off dry to dry, not sour but very better. This beer has massive flavor & a great creamy texture. The rich mouthfeel really balanced the bitterness.
Love the length & the depth of flavor. Chocolate, coffee & roasted spice.
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black brown wit medium body. Nose of dark malts, light coffee, green hops. Dark malts, cof fee and cocoa flavors, green vegetal hops. Terrific creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. More like a black IPA to me, but whatever is good stuff.
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the Swan in the Rushes, Loughboroug. Pours black with a tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Loads of flavour. Treacle, chocolate, coffee, tar. Long lingering bitter finish. Good body. Excellent.
TylerGreenDC (467) - - JAN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Huge coffee aroma. Flavors of raisin, fig and espresso. Strikingly clean finish. Old school, still works.
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black amber around the edges in light. Huge tan head that sticks around. Aroma is fudge chocolate cake dark fruit. Taste follows the aroma medium mouth feel. Good stout.
BeerFunGuy (799) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rich black beer has a creamy oatmeal colored head. Good balanced boldness and nice clean not overpowering finish.
olliejobbins (1185) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. pours dark black with thick dark brown head. aroma is malts, hazelnuts and hops. taste is smooth but quite a thin mouth feel. hops at first finishing with chocolate, cocoa and caramel.
TheHopster (866) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle). Deep brown complexion with well roasted malt. Roasted malt aroma and flavor.
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