Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml Bottle. Pour black with a decent size brown bubbly head. Aromas are coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate and sweetness. Flavors are full of coffee, sorta chocolate milk due to the creaminess, roasty and a sweet molasses flavor. The finish is dry and a bitter chocolate flavor lingers in your mouth. Another great beer from CCB.
One2remeber (165) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark espresso, micro bubble head. Stains the glass.
Earthly, rich dry chocolate. Syrup sweet. Very clean. Paper, lite alcohol if any.
Hint of cherry licorice.
Soft, velvet mouthful. Mild thickness.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Pailhead. Pours brown/black in my tulip glass with a light beige ring of foam. Aroma is Roasty coffee with hints of chocolate. Flavor is much the same. Medium body with a nice chocolaty finish. Expected a little more from all the hype.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
vet rotary aroma. pitch black sweet and fruity. after taste is lingering and hippy. very will done and interesting stout. live it.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black as night appearance with a small chocolate colored head. First aroma is of dark chocolate and alcohol warmness. Taste is bitter dark chocolate with a coffee finish. Very thick mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good RIS but not the best and not a favorite of mine.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 2014 on tap. Pours jet black with an awesome tan head. Smell is so sweet. Dark chocolate and dark fruits take over. Smell is very sweet. More than last year. Coats the mouth. Very thick. Different than last year but still great.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Mpuntmuts (142) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black used motor oil pour with no head. Bitter chocolate first smell. Also some red wine balsamic vinegar like notes. Coffee and chocolate taste along with acidic vinous flavors. Medium bodied with low to medium carbo. Overall a nice brew but it seems to miss something. From trade with Jimsal27, thanks Jimmy, awesome to have been able to taste this one.
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged one year. Thick black pour. Thin lacing, deep amber brown to red color. Smell coffee chocolate. Instant cocoa, toffee...roasted, vanilla. Smooth finish, thick, light carbonation. Incredible.
Dunbar72 (135) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoffís CCB-day in Sštila. Pours black with a large dark brown head. Very deep aroma of licorice, coffee and chocolate. Taste of coffee, chocolate and lots of licorice in the end. Pretty bitter.
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.