drpimento (3079) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I drank this bottle at too cold a temperature. There was a huge foamy frothy tan head. Aroma is nice, complex with black malt, pumpernickel bread, blood, anise, leather, lumber. Flavor’s like nose plus fairly dry, mint, some carbonic tang. strong bitter. Body is decent. Good beer. Be interested in trying it again at proper temp, but that’s all --- so far.
Janishaaaa (9) - LATVIA - DEC 7, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
To much complicated, to much specific and bitter herbs. Without foams. I’m a bit disappointed. After the warm-up in the glass doesn’t still better. Not the best Russian Imperial Stout
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, liquorice, hops, herbs, and chocolate - with a roasted finish.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is full of bitter dark grains with roasted malts and a slight dark fruit note. Flavor has dark grains through out with a decent amount of bitterness and some chocolate and roast supporting.
adasko (1827) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, non-transparent, one finger tanned head, which quite quickly reduce itself just to a ring. In aroma dark chocolate, dry coffee beans, a lot of tanned notes, almost smoky ones, some berry notes, a bit of strong alcohol, like a rum and even a bit of green hoppy notes. It really is full bodied, it’s thick and dense but not pushed to the limit yet, nicely carbonated. In taste first a bit of roasty notes, then a lot of black coffee with this small touch of strong alcohol. In the aftertaste mostly bitterness, strong and pleasant one - from tanned malts, and a bid from hops to I think. It’s rather dry, doesn’t have a lot of sweetness. It’s very good, big, definitely not session beer.
zaf (308) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Che dire..birre così riescono davvero a farmi uscire fuori di testa! Scura e densa come poche altre birre..schiuma marrone scura a grana media,spessa ma che non copre tutta la superficie..aroma devastante di cioccolato e malto tostato..si avverte vaniglia e un po’ dell’altro derivante dall’utilizzo del luppolo in dry hopping..gusto esplosivo..una Imperial stout elevata all’ennesima potenza,ottimamente bilanciata e dal palato caldo,denso..dieci e lode
procraste (472) - FRANCE - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
C’est vraiment très bon et super bien fait comme très souvent chez Buxton ... Sombre crémeuse et pourtant délicate.Chocolat, piquant, café ... Un côté florale du houblon ... C’est vraiment super bien balancé !
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla, with very long length. Ticks all the boxes for me.
Maarten1993 (920) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Marijn at my place 13-11-15. Good stout. Rich taste. Easily drinkable, but not a ’simple’ beer. Nice.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle from Coppers, Gosforth, £3.19.
Black pour with cappuccino style tan head. Sweet chocolate milk and mocha aromas abound as well as sweet, vaguely chemical notes like cheap toffee . The taste opens largely bitter with huge, complex smoke and coffee flavours. It’s reminiscent of fine liquer chocolates. It’s fair to say it’s hugely thick and rich but I could drink loads of it, albeit very slowly. There’s nothing at all in the taste I dislike, even though I find most imperial stouts overly rich to the point of cloying.