beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, tan head. Great retention. The aroma is a swirl of chocolate, and espresso with hints of vanilla and molasses. Full-bodied and very creamy with some carbonation, A "Touch" too much Dark fruit sweetness. Sweet chocolate and bitter coffee flavor. Well-balanced. Lengthy, burnt, bitter finish.
SimonRoller (391) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours blackest ive seen in a beer with thick brown head. Looks great. Aroma is burnt coffee, dark chocolate, some raisin. Taste is full bodied with of dark chocolate, coffee, tar, some dried fruits. Really nice!
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this along with Hunaphu and the Marshal was so delicious!! A smooth stout with a perfect balance of malts barley!!
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adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2011 Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Pours a thick motor oil black with a 1 finger creamy dark brown head. Some bubbles are huge and remind me of chocolate milk. This may be the thickest looking pour Iíve ever had. Very nice lacing.
Smell: Chocolate, coffee, molasses, alcohol and a hint of wood.
Taste: Dark roasted malt up front followed by molasses and chocolate in the middle and ending with citrusy hops and toasted malt with a nice alcohol bite at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and roasty.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and quite viscous with a very low amount of carbonation. I was a bit worried about the carbonation because of previous reports of flat bottles, but my worries went away when I heard the carbonation escape as I cracked it open. Very smooth and creamy.
Drinkability: High drinkability. Sit back, relax and enjoy this one slowly. Definitely a sipper but one that youíll enjoy to the last drop.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. One of the better Russian Imperial Stouts on the market. Another fine offering from Cigar City.
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark, syrupy black color with a light dark tan head. Heavy duty aromas of dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee beans, and a hint of sweetness. Analogous flavors. Heavily bodied but it goes down the gullet nice and smooth. This was a very impressive selection. A fine brew.
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with fluffy tan head. Nose is chocolate, a bit of milky thing, chocolate ice cream, molasses. Taste is a ton of milk chocolate, toffee/caramel, plum, there's a dark fruity thing, espresso, a touch of dryness on the finish. Good, but I had really high hopes and wasn't blown away.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid imperial russian stout that doesnít do anything to stand out from the plethora of more easily available ones out there. Now the cedar-aged version is a different story altogether!
Gbgbrouge (377) - 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.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at redlight redlight. Pours very dark with a nice tan head. Totally opaque. Warm, aromatic though subtle nose. Lots of coffee with a hint of sweet French vanilla. Very creamy on the palate. Roasty, full of lightly creamed coffee. Slight mocha flavor. The big alcohol notes are there but delicate and enhance without taking away. Cigar City is my boyfriend.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with mocha head with a reddish tint on the edges. Nose of toasty malt and berry. Body is smooth and medium. Taste is sweet but weíll balanced with roasted malt. Some bitter dark chocolate in the finish.