ComradeK (1009) - The Vale of Dundas, - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. A smoky bacon aroma mixes with some bitter cocoa and Scotch whisky notes. There are some strong smoked meat and cured ham notes up front, along with mild herbal hops. These give way to a rich mix of cocoa and nutty flavours in the mid-palate. More smoked meat and some toasty notes make up the finish. This is quite a nice imperial stout, with an interesting savoury slant to its flavours. My one real complaint would be that it is perhaps just a little too thin.
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Soapy looking brown colour. Not the colour you’d expect from a stout. This must be a bad bottle because it couldn’t be further from an imperial stout if it tried. It’s the first imperial stout I’ve ever poured down the sink...
AtronSeige (557) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Sherry, dark fruit, raisin chocolate, light alcohol, pepper, roasty, no dms, no diecetyl,
Appearance: Clear, dark red to dark brown body. Large light-brown head. good retention
Flavour: strong Raisin, alcohol warming, medium astringency, dark fruit. Medium-high bitterness, medium-light sweetness, bittersweet, coffee,
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: A good example, but can do with a more body and more complexity from the malts. Higher mash temp will make this change to bring this beer to the 4+ range.
330 ml bottle, poured.
13F. Russian Imperial Stout
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light beige, small head. Caramel, roasted and apple. Like a Lindemann’s apple was mixed with a random Imperial Stout. No, thank you.
ant_in_wales (8) - Aberystwyth, WALES - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Puzzled by some sniffy comments on here
I’m greatly enjoying this
Great espresso aroma, lovely Mouthfeel and a great, rich taste
Some sweetness, some acidity, a bit of alcohol fizz
Hope they continue making it
aleksander9 (398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with espresso head. Good head retention. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses and chocolate, Slick palate with low carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter dark chocolate, acidic coffee and lingering roasted notes. Overall: Nice and sessionable. Dont like the acidic notes in the aftertaste.
Robipeardrop (1) - Hove, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Appearance - Pours pitch black with a thin but lasting cream head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruitcake and caramel with some balsamic vinegar. Taste starts sweet malt and coffee/chocolate then moves quickly to sweet & sour, tangy soy sauce, ends in longish dry finish. Surprisingly light for IRS. Mouthfeel is similarly light with low/medium carbonation. Not bad but I prefer my Imperial Stouts to be fuller, roastier and with a touch more kick.
L_inconnu (59) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Contre toutes attentes, c’est une brune, et non une noire. Mousse discrète, de même pour la carbonation, normal. Au nez, on sent le malt d’un scotch et la mélasse.. Même sensation en bouche, malt fumé genre scotch, la mélasse est plus discrète, mais est accompagnée d’une touche raisinet. Intéressante, mais pas du tout ce à quoi je m’attendais
Ngejo (212) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, & long finish.
ChewyBeer (35) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with good tan head. Not a strong nose. Good paste with medium mouthfeel. Not sweet with strong plum roast flavours. Bitterness follows through with warm alcohol flavours
dnicolaescu (736) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Thanks, Cristian Mihai.
Look: almost black with red highlights, beige frothy head with poor retention.
Aroma: malty, vanilla, sweet chocolate, some alcohol (should I say ethanol?), oily nuttiness, alcoholic dark fruit.
Taste: sweet, warming alcohol, sweet chocolate, phenolic bitterness, not very roasted, ashy finish.
More like a heavy Baltic porter than an impy.