kevinator (1104) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting and I’ve been anxious to try this for some as I have had this in storage. My bottle looked a little different with Toklo* on the bottle and listing cranberries and jasmine. It did list 18.2 ABV and sure tasted like it. Sweet alcohol and fruit aromas. Very dark with a very fine head. Syrupy palate that coated the mouth. The tastes were all over the place. Wood, sweet, molasses, cranberry, some hops at the end. There was a stomach burn and this would not be for everyone but I enjoyed it.
MrBlueSky93 (254) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog.
Pours black with a single finger tan head. Aroma of Chocolate, cream, coffee, dark fruits, winter berries, roasted malts. Tastes much the same, with a bit of alcohol-you don’t notice too much of a burn of the throat, nice.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, vanilla, fruit and roast. Taste is sweet caramel, woody, toffee, chocolate and dried fruit.
odinstyr (570) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Brown black with a thick chocolatey brown head. Smells of chocolate flowers wood. Taste is balanced bitter and sweet with oaky vanilla tart berry rich roast malt.
Zoret (125) - Badalona, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Espectacular Imperial Stout envellida amb chips de roure francès, Molt bon exemple d’una oxidació ben conduïda.
AtronSeige (772) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Rich, dark malt, chocolate, Medium floral, rose. Light strawberries.
Appearance: Black body. Small, light-brown head. Good retention. "Legs"
Flavour: Medium chocolate, medium-light oak. Medium roasty, dark fruits, plums, sherry, Light rose (alcohol), light sting.
Mouthfeel: Medium warming, slight sting. Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Rich and powerful! The alcohol is a too biting, but still an AMAZING beer!
330 ml bottle, poured.
13F. Russian Imperial Stout
axl (47) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blind sampel @ Systembolaget tasting. Dark red-black unclear hazy liquid with no head. Aroma of vinegar. Smooth bitterness with syrupy sweet, rather weird taste of grapes and red fruits. I imagine this is a beer that would bennefit from many years of cellaring.
Jared_Clifton (26) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Pour black with small brown head. Medium body. Initial taste of chocolate and a sweet flavor cream, definitely taste a hint if the cranberry flavor, caramel and roasted characters. Can taste the alcohol but it does not come with an unpleasant burn. Really impressed since it is 18.2%.
Florya (519) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: almost black, tan head. Aroma: Dark fruits, sugar, booze, some chocholate. Palate: Medium body, low carbonation.
Kita (1275) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours almost black with practically non-existing brown head and soft visible carbonation. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, wood, heavy roasted malt and dark fruits. Taste starts with sweet and strong caramel and chocolate, follows by rich roasted malt with fruity and herbal note, warming alcoholic mouthfeel and moderate bitter finish. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Imperial stout on steroids...
elgranbizarro (11) - - JAN 11, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tasted on tap at cervecita bar in Barcelona, well poured with thin yellow-lightbrownish head, smells exactly the same as strong soja souce, the same one I mix with wasabi when eating sushi, & well to my disappointment it tastes as drinkin soja souce, as im a brewer for over 20years I think 40-50% of the fermentables is Brown sugar, I admit it is very difficult to create a good beer over 10º, but using so much sugar ends up giving this soja flavour that drinking it in a blind taste will let you say you are just drinking burnt soja souce.