DrStrangelove (72) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small, frothy, mostly diminishing brownish head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, chocolate, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a pretty high liquorice-like bitterness, there’s also some smoked wood, some coffee and dark chocolate.
Finish is moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, very high presence of liquorice!
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle (Old World Russian Imperial Stout). Pours a dark brown color with two fingers of fluffy tan head leaving nice lacing. Smells of roasted barley, chocolate, dates, coffee. The taste is of light roasted coffee, toasted grains, cocoa, burnt caramel with a nice bitter dark roast aftertaste. Medium body with low carbonation..
BrewTom (56) - - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong, hoppy stout with a lime smell
Just the right amount of charcoal taste
Rated by BrewTom
mt_hall (70) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very dark red-brown, almost black colour, with a light brown head of fine bubbles. Fresh fruit (apricot?) balances the coffee and chocolate aromas. A fruity start in the mouth, quickly moving to coffee with a long, dry finish. Very good.
markextrae (426) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
from bottle. pours black with a creamy brownish head. good carbonation level. aroma is roasted with bitter chocolate, and malts. taste of chocolate. some dark fruits, and coffee, bit of a smoky flavor. and some alcohol taste.
Sarpa (512) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 33cl @ home. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Cocoa, roasted malts in the aroma. Dry mouthfeel. Coffee, cocoa, very dark chocolate and some ash in the flavor.
SuperTiti33 (230) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noire. Opaque. Nez: cacao. Semble sucré. Café corsé. Grain torréfié. Alcool. Anis. Cassonade. Caramel brulé. Vanille. Bouche: sucré. Belle amertume. Fruité. Très torréfié. Café espresso corsé. Cassonade. Mélasse. Un peu boisé. Bien houblonné. Anis. Un Délice.
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark unclear, roasted chestnut black. Aroma is vague, light sweet malts, not quite roasted but more earthy and a tad bit of spice. Flavor is a lot richer than the nose, bringing nice roasted chocolate and cocoa with a bit of a dry ending, but a really nice ending.
JanEric (919) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, small dense off white head. Aroma has coffee, caramel, espresso. Coffee in the taste, smooth, slightly bitter. Espressolike. Nice.
allmyvinyl (1011) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours jet black with a tight tan head, which lasts down to the end. Aromas are dark chocolate and coffee. Taste has more of the same, with an excellent roasted bitterness. For an 8% Imperial Stout, pretty damn good.