johnnnniee (1821) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jaspers, thanks for the Gift Certificate Mike.
Pours a solid black with a huge creamy tan head that persists forever and sticks to everything. Huge hoppy nose of pine resin and citrus with a solid roasty smokey sweet malty base. Mild papery oxidation on the nose as well. Sweet sugary malt flavor with bits of roast and dark chocolate. Plum and anise midway through before a sweet molasses and chocolate with a twinge of alcohol finishes us off. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet creamy silky mouthfeel. Nice imperial stout.
kirk36 (91) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow. I picked this up on the island back in August 2013. I just opened it. Beautiful. Sweet, sour, chocolately and everything you expect from an expensive wine...but it's beer. Goes right to your head. I will drink the complete bottle tonight. Velvet and warmth.
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kramer (4352) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a nice creamy tight bubbled brown head that had decent retention. The nose is very rich and decadent, lots of roast, burnt caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, a light tobacco note. Just a hint of alcohol, which is impressive given the immense ABV on this guy. The booziness of the flavor is the first thing that grabs my attention though, man is this stuff humming with alcohol. Plenty of burnt caramel sweetness, burnt malt, dark chocolate, rich dark fruits and a pretty pronounced tobacco note in the flavor. Thereís a lot of positive stuff and lots of nice flavors in here, but it just isnít very drinkable because of all the alcohol. 25 ounces of this guy is going to be a bit challenging. Medium to full bodied, a little clingy, soft minimal carbonation. Decent in a small serving perhaps, but I donít need this much of it.
alexsdad06 (3818) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group (06/2013). Pours black with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark roasted malts, big earthy hops, some herbal notes, dark fruit, cocoa and even a hint of peat. On the dry side with a hefty body, this is interesting. I generally donít go for the hoppy imperial stouts, but this is different enough that I like it. Hides the 13.5% pretty well.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours oily black with a thin foamy khaki head. Aroma has yeast roasted malt and hops. Taste is bitter hops roasted malt tons of yeast some spice. Palate is full fizzy and drying. Alcohol is hidden well.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark, fairly thin palate. Decent chocolate and roasted malts. Nice beer, surprised by the abv.
Bacterial (837) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Some interesting yeast around the neck of the bottle - were they trying to escape??! Sweet, chocolate malt and chocolate bitterness. Good.
BVery (5129) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - thanks Jeff! Deep reddish brown pour with a light tan head. Nose is slight roast and fig. Medium palate. Dark fruit in the taste. Nice.
Fritz123 (561) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at the Syb Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Small snifter. Pours an almost black with a thin off-white head. Mild lacing. Aroma of chocolate, nibs, plums and roasted malts. The taste was full bodied plums, sweet ripened dark fruits, dark chocolate, mild coffee and roasted malts. Full body, wood finish. Not much booze taste for a 13.5%. Overall very good.
kcornwell (4) - Niceville, - OCT 23, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge. Fricken huge Russian manly beer. If you can drink these all night you are super hero.