larsniclas (5912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Allinbeerfest14
Black. Small beige head.
Sweet and vinous aroma with dark chocolate and fudge.
Soot and coffee in the flavour along with more chocolate and fudge.
asevillia (3) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Bitter Phew in Sydney, Australia. This Imperial Stout was black, thick and heavy. A sipping beer. Strong stout aroma. Dark chocolate on the palate. Each sip lingered on the palate for a few minutes.
Crispy34 (433) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Aroma is coffee that leans towards licorice. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is dark and sweet with some licorice, molasses, and way dark malt with booze. Palate is dry and sweet darkness. Overall, a great stout. Bet it is fantastic barrel aged.
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biggsbowler (464) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Vine and Barley Palm City - pours blacker than black with a tan head. Lots of dark chocolate and some dark fruit in th nose. The taste is very luscious. The chocolate is rich and fudgy. Some notes of dark fruit and a litte anise. This beer is amazeballs!!!
slowrunner77 (6634) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Ho. Lee. Crap! This is what a russian stout should be! iíve had plenty o dark beers, this was easily THE darkest. just when you think there are only so many shades of black, this beer comes along. even tilting the glass, the edges were still near jet black (and my friend remarked there was a rainbow sheen like youíd see on a oil slick). it even sounded like oil glugging out of the bottle. Huge aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, hoppiness in the nose and flavor more as it warmed. licorice in there as well. Big all around, but a very complex brew. super thick, but not cloying, and less hot than the BORIS. an excellent sipper. perfect for a cold winter night, not one iíd probably ever have in the summer. this will be pretty high up there in-style and overall for me. one of the best new stouts iíve had in quite some time."
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste from a bottle at a share. Very dark brown color. Little light brown head. Couple dots of lace. Bigger dark fruit, some molasses. Hints of dark chocolate, roast malt, little wet tobacco. Syrupy sweet taste, light bit of heat, lighter bitter. Medium to bigger body. Very light carbonation. Really slick and syrupy, pretty interesting texture, but a bit too sweet and lingery for me. Very flavorful, tasty, and interesting stuff, though. Fun to try.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 8/12/14 courtesy of Ed. Pours. Beautiful, viscous black with thin deep mocha head. Aroma is soy sauce , teriyaki, roast, chocolate, dark fruit, raisin, molasses. Taste soy sauce, astringent dark malts, chocolate, hot alcohol astringency. Extremely disappointing. Not a great beer. Crazy oxidized.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Just wow! Rich and kinda boozy aroma. Super smooth and incredible flavor. So damn good!
LuckyDog (605) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet imperial stout. Not one of my favorite style, but a very good example of the style.
superspak (3170) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/11/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, tobacco, light char/smoke, raisin, prune, and roast/smoke earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible imperial stout. All around awesome complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An incredibly amazing offering.