sneakychi (75) - - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black liquid with really dark head. Rich chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol, sweet caramel. Medium to full bodied with quite high sweetness and balancing bitterness at the end.
Bierdimpfe (349) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black color with no visible activity, but a nice slow foam construction. Thick creamy brown sparkling 4 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with poor lacing. Flavors of rotten dark fruits, yeast, burnt malts, coffee, peppers, cocoa, and herbal spices. Chalky medium body with prickly carbonation. Vinous sweetness with sour bitterness. Super strong and long astringent finish, ending with a tongue burning leathery coffee feel, with a little bit of cocoa. Overall this is a good quality bold Russian stout, but I personally find it overly strong and unbalanced. Fully flavored, very rich and tasty, with a killer peppery mouth feel. Highly vinous and alcoholic. A very sour smell, almost foul. Stale, hard to drink, yet super warming. Hardcore only. You can easily serve this as an appetizer, still quite complex and unique.
Villyzzz (54) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours darker than black with large copper head. Aroma is cocoa, booze, coffee and a bit of caramel. Taste is subtle chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Long finish. Thick mouth-feel but not unpleasant. Kind of short on words but this was a baller of a imperial Russian.
Lele (425) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 18, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aspetto: nero impenetrabile schiuma marrone scuro, abbondante, fine e persistente. Aroma: intenso, con sentori soprattutto di cacao, caffè e liquorosi. Gusto: semplicemente spettacolare, sentori come al naso con aggiunta abbondante di liquirizia. Carbonizzazione media, corpo decisamente strutturato. Veramente una grandissima birra!
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rob19a (73) - - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
17/20 Fairly sensational imperial stout. Mildly carbonated initially tastes like really strong coffee but flavours really open up, with a complex mix of malts, caramel and chocolate. Really strong 10%. One to savour
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Thompson (615) - - SEP 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ the guild.. Head is minimal to non-excistend but beige colour leaves a little edge... Pitch black colour.. Smell liqourice coffee bitter smokey bbq sauce... Taste coffee bitterness hops wood...
mabuzzer (570) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Doghouse. Thick, inky, viscous black with a lively dark brown head. Bitter, sweet espresso aroma. Taste is very bitter, coffee, alcohol, not much chocolate or vanilla. Tasty
Heidbummer (233) - SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewdog at their zenith. Roasty coffee-ey, toasty, boozy, loveliness Massive sweet mouthfeel balanced by dry dry dry toast. F**king fantastic. The cause of more than one necessary hangover
NosirIwont (2350) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 10.0%. Best before 11.09.20. Pours black with a diminishing dark tan/brown head. Bit of lacing. Sweetish, roasted aroma with a fruity note and a creamy overtone. Slightly tart. Light cocoa, barbecue notes as it warms, as well as a hint of wood. Flavour is roasted, with a light barbecue note. Sweetish note as well. A bit vinous. Light spicy note as it warms. Bitter, slightly tart finish with an alcohol burn; though very present, the alcohol is still fairly well—balanced, considering how high the percentage is. Lingering mild bitterness along with hints of hops, grass and wood. Soft palate, almost velvety. Overall pretty good and well-made, but lacks that last complexity to make it outstanding, as the nuances drowns a bit. 06.08.16.
Mortlach (1925) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Brewdog Bar (Rome). Pours deep brown/black with a little off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, milk, vanilla, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is a bit unbalanced, too sweet. High body, medium to light carbonation. A bit rough, but ok.
Koelschtrinker (17322) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massiger, malzig vanilliger Antrunk ohne starke Süße. Milde Bitterkeit, die Malzigkeit wird etwas schwächer, trocken nach Bitterschokolade. Angenehm würzig, süffig! 10/11/12/12//12