sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
[On-tap at The Friendly Spot] I wasn’t going to pay the high price for this beer, but the person I was with did, so I tried some of his. After having tried it, I am extremely glad I didn’t order it. An odd solvent-like (similar to acetone, but slightly different) aroma is very prevalent when cold, but it faded as it warmed. Other than that, this beer is completely dominated by raisin, molasses, and alcohol. A little green pepper, chocolate, and day-old coffee were also in there. Good, thick mouthfeel with a long finish (more chocolate here). What a sweet, boozy mess. Incredible that this is rated so highly, because I found it to be a nearly undrinkable trainwreck.
alkolas510 (787) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kolsvart tjock med mellanstort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mjölkchoklad och lite kaffe. Jätte söt och tror inte att den kan vara 16.5%?
MrBlueSky93 (256) - 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 (126) - 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 (776) - 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 (48) - 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 (527) - 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 (1276) - 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...