brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark as night with a finger length dark mocha head. Smells of dark chocolate, cherry, plums, figs, coffee, molasses, carmel, some smoke. Taste starts with the dark chocolate, smoke, expresso, as well as some dark fruit notes. Then get a lot of molasses, lots of breadiness, almost like a marshmallow flavor, as well as some bitterness from the hop presence. Then the finish is more dark chocolate, intense expresso, plums, figs, molasses, cherry, oak, some peat, a little booze. Full mouthfeel with a slick, yet creamy mouthfeel. The bitterness increases as you get through the flavor profile. This is how a Russian Imperial Stout should be. Awesome.
Nische (873) - SaltsjŲ-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate and espresso with some syrup. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, slight alcohol burn.
ekstedt (5577) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at All In Beer Fest 2014. Black with beige head. Sugary, caramelly roasted malt aroma, pretty strong liquorice character. Full bodied and soft, low to medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.
grubypawel (59) - - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@AIBF2014. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head. Lots of chocolate with hints of plum in the aroma. A medium bitter finish.
Gbgbrouge (115) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at AIBF 2014. Dark dark brown, almost black with low beige head. Aroma heavy with notes of coffee, chocolate, syrup and spice. Taste is massive, a veritalbe explosion of notes...coffee, chocolate, liqorice, dried fruit, caramel....very thick almost chewy. A beer to enjoy slowly.
Jorn69 (1092) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ All In Beer Fest, Gothenburg 141115. Roasted malty with coffee and liquorice, sweet, full body with an oily texture.
ramboraffe (677) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at aibf2014. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with espresso coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy roasted malt with espresso coffee, chocolate and herbs. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
Nisse666 (4430) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the AIBF 2014 no 1 cons 2014-11-14 GŲteborg
AR: infused espresso, sugary, liqurice, vanilla
AP: thick and black, wee stouthy dark brown head
F: dark bitter black choclate, vanilla beans, home brewed coffey, sweet liqurice, sugary sweet mouthfell, caramel toffee
jookos (2530) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@aibf14. Black. Dark roasty salty licorice. Fullish body, light oily tho. Intensive. After the black though, this feel light. Awesome flavours anywho.
larsniclas (5699) - 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.