rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma, prunes, licorice, vanilla notes, earthy notes, caramel, salmiak, citrus notes, espresso, cocoa powder. Cocoa flavor, roasted, mint pastilles, creamy, salmiak, citrus, chocolate, licorice, some vanilla. Fullbodied and with a quite mild chocolate finish, bringing prunes, vanilla and cocoa powder.
thegreenrooster (3499) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a black with a huge tan head. After the head goes down some chocolate roasted malts come out along with some dark fruit. Flavor is full of char malt with a nice roasted malt left on the tongue as this goes down. Some dark fruit is there as well. Pretty good with a bit of almost burnt malt but could have used a bit more hops. This is probably what a Russian Impy stout tasted like back in the day rather than the Americanized versions of today.
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught att BBB, Gothenburg. Black beer with an nice brownish head. Roasted coffee chocolate licorice vanilla caramell fruity coffee aroma. Chocolate, coffee, licorce, vanilla fruity cocoa roasted flavour. A really nice wellbalanced beer :-)
BlazerT (215) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Teku. Pitch black with medium, light brown, densed, head. Medicore head retention and lacing. Nice, rich aroma of roasted malts - mainly dark chocolate and coffee accompanied with nice red/dark fruits aroma. Taste is quite bitter, with noticable dark chocolate flavours alnog with some coffee acidity. Also you can experience some loght smoked and charcoal character. Full body, oily texcture, soft carbonation, finish is bitter, coffee and fruity. Definetely worth trying RIS.
Tsekouratos (463) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pitch black color with dark brown head, some dark fruits. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted notes. Taste is coffee, roasted and toasted malts, some hops, maybe some dark fruits. Aftertaste is very nice and long. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg in the Buxton Tap House. Black with a cream head. Lovely spicy chocolate aroma. The taste is very chocloatey with light spice, vanillla and dry coffee. creamy full mouth feel. Excellent.
jinroh (669) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, just a bit of foam. Aroma is hoppy, kind of like BIPA. Taste is also nicely hoppy, nice roasty liquorice chocolate body is quite well covered and does not feel to have too high abv. I like this one quite a lot.
KyotoLefty (7430) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hoppy nose, citrus and soy, licorice. flavors of orange, licorice, chocolate, berries. Very nice. Would call it an imperial black IPa.
likeatrainwreck (125) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful. Thick & black with a dark brown head. Quite hoppy aroma, with roasted malts. Big roasted malt flavours, along with the usual coffee & dark chocolate. Quite heavily hopped & carbonated for an impy stout, but I think it works really well... although it does start to push it towards black IIPA territory I feel. Nice bitter finish too. Good stuff.
TimE (4058) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch black color. Dark brown head. Huge roasted malt character with tobacco leaves with ctirus notes. Def a imperial black IPA nose. The mouth is smooth, lots of hops and roastiness, but the mouth is a bit thin. Very nice but much like imperial black IPA
Ktwse (2694) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tall tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasty notes. Taste is initial boozy sweet with muscovado and dried fruit followed by a long coffee finish. Body is medium to rich, oily, with soft carbonation.