Nicoizzo (9) - Rotondi, ITALY - SEP 8, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imperial Russian stout concepita con maestria... Aroma al naso che ricorda molto il profumo di tostatura... Birra non molto densa come da canone per le Imperial stout. La presenza Dell alchool le regala corposità ma nn risulta mai fastidiosa. Al palato e avvertibbile un intenso retrogusto di liquirizia
rejtable (1431) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark espresso with a limited tan head that lasts and no lacing. Nose is roasted grain, espresso and maybe some fruit. Flavours of espresso, dark chocolate, burnt toast, dark fruit and some earthy bitterness. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Full, creamy body with medium carbonation and a lasting bitterness in the finish.
Lisowczyk (59) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piwo czarne. Piana ciemnobrązowa, pojawia się i znika. Intensywny aromat śliwek i wiśnie w czekoladzie, rodzynek z odrobiną cytrusów i wanilii. W smaku palony słód, mleczna czekolada, ciemne owoce, rodzynki, waniliowy krem, odrobina toffi. alkohol w likierowej formie. Goryczka niska, chmielowa. Leciutka cytrusowa kwaskowatość. Oleiste w konsystencji.
jookos (2601) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black, brown head. Seawater salty nose, some charred wood, oak. Brown malty sweetness. Full bodied, but nicely drinkable. A bit dark though, heavy. Sweet roasty licorice. Very flavourful, but bit unbalanced. Too heavy hitting.
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black pour with almost no head, but what there is is a deep toffee colour. The nose is full of licorice, dark chocolate, espresso and dark fruit. The licorice and coffee dominate the finish but there’s some lighter flavours on the entry, Full bodied and a little gritty with a smooth warmth and long finish. I can dig it.
Marduk (2968) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Very dark brown almost black color. Small size, bubbly brown head, stays. Sweet, hops, dark chocolate, woody, cocoa cream in aroma. Cocoa cream, mellow roast, spicy hops, milky chocolate in taste. Although it bites you first soon it mellows down. Long lasting milk chocolate in aftertaste. Roasty chocolatey body.
plaugher (202) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle into a chalice. Pours a deep black with a few brownish highlights, with non-existant head. Mocha and dried fruit with a very subtle hoppiness on the nose, bitter tarry finish. Smooth on the palate.
elbernays (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Redmonds. Pours oily sleek black. Dark tan head that reduces to nothing. Disappointing look. Aroma is quite floral. I get a distinct hop aroma. Nearly black IPA like. Cholcolate lactose, some coffee, leather, and malt on the nose. The flavour is caramel malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Bitter dry finish with an alcohal sting. Body is medium with a slick mouthfeel. A bit unusual.
jkwood04 (4153) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee, some caramel sweetness, hints of dark fruits, some light dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a pretty good blend. Smoother texture. A solid beer.
thirstyrabbit (1138) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark body, medium tan head. Aroma has licorice and dark chocolate. Taste has the same and then some sweet dried fruit, coffee etc. Finish is mildly ashy. Pretty much a standard Imperial Stout - rich and smooth but well, aren’t they all rich and smooth? Good, but if you aim for greatness then it should have a clearly defined and memorable character that offers something unique.