TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice example of a Imperial Stout. Very drinkable even with a 12% ABV. A distinct flavor doesn’t stand out and that’s not bad thing. By that I mean there is not a chocolate, coffee or a roasted flavor that is singularly dominating. It just means it is a beer that is well rounded and crafted very well. Really balanced for an Imperial Stout.
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - APR 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle courtesy of Maria and Vasilis. Thanks guys! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, licorice, chocolate, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, dark fruits, some spicy notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.
rodenbach99 (3976) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Style et résumé: Imperial stout ordinaire.
Comment: EBF 2016.
Portrait: Une robe brune très foncée presque noire. Un nez de chocolat, de fruits rouges et noirs, de malts rôtis. La bouche est aussi aux saveurs de chocolat, de cendre et malts rôtis. Ordinaire.
mcox90 (1816) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz. sample at Brew Woo ’16. Pours black as night with a brown foamy head. Heavy roasted malt aroma with a hint of expresso. Rich chocolate malt and coffee on the taste with some earthy hops detected when you let it linger in your mouth. Full bodied and intense. Nice!
AirForceHops (5661) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle thanks to Matt B! 2015 vintage. Pitch black in color, big lasting tan head. Aroma consists of strong roasted malt, dry coffee notes, and mild anise notes also showing.
The flavor shows the big roasted malt backbone. Secondary flavors of coffee, chocolate, and subtle amounts of char. Thankfully I don’t taste any anise. The body is fuller a dry roasted / char texture. The booze is totally hidden. For a non-barrel aged stout with no adjuncts, this is really solid!
sinfull (1313) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blac color . Beautiful , beige head . Aroma of roasted malt , dark fruits , coffee , anis. Roasted bitterness well balanced by sweetness. Smooth finish. Very enjoyable.
jb (2750) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally came across this monster. Wonderful appearance, especially the thick starting head which was some sort of dark tan with glowing red/orange highlights. And then some lace leaves its mark. Nose and taste are fairly typical, dark roast, tootsy roll, anise. Not a lot of complexity but very drinkable.
SlovakSniper (4595) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pas tout à fait noir avec petite tête. Nez et bouche de chocolat, de terre brûlée, de fruits/réglisse (à déterminer), de petite fumée, de malts rôtis, de mélasse/caramel brûlé, d’alcool poivré, de houblons. Corps moyen-fort et bulles ajustées. Finale un peu chaude, plutôt sèche par les notes rôties. Un point de plus pour les arômes qui en font un peu plus finalement,
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small brown head. Fantastic chocolate and apple aroma. Amazing flavor, Lots of Chocolate, Really good!
katrinaez (1052) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Husband says too sweet and not enough substance behind that.
I think that the aroma has a nice subtle smoke and oak with some roasted almond. Thick mouth that sits for a long time. Velvet and rich. Dark black color opaque. Taste is sugars, brown sugars, caramel, tobacco and plums. Roasted and oaked chicory. Tap
coolfunnj (343) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Russian imperial stout aroma all the way..coffee and cocoa with a surprising strong hop presence,a bit of fruit and licorice hinted at as well..high marks for appearance big thick foamy dark tan head which dissipates slowly but remains good lacing..black body no light around the edges..tastes good too again you get the chocolate and the coffee but the hops tingle all over strongly as well which leaves a dryness that is very balancing..not as thick and syrupy as you might guess on the palate well carbonated full bodied with a very dry finish..overall reminiscent of north coast old Rasputin with a bigger hop character and plenty of flavor surprised this isn’t rated higher by some I like it abv well hidden