SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
love a good english style imperial stout .. dark black .. placid foam .. . tar .. . mild chewiness with a balanced and subtle finish .. . all and all, quite a nice stout. solid .. . .
-I’m a little worried about being a slut
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black body with a short and dense brown head.
Aroma: The aroma has a sour tinge to it, red wine vinegar esque, with hints of powdered chocolate, espresso beans and some fruity esters. Taste: The flavor is rather big with a very mild sourish vinegar and a bigger espresso flavor accompanied by a mild mocha underlying base. The back-end gets a hint of smoke. The finish lingers semi-dry of espresso beans and a hint of slightly tart raspberry.
Palate: Full-bodied with very mild carbonation.
Overall: This is intriguing, but at the same time off-putting sort of. The sour tinges are odd, but the malt base has great flavor. I’d try this again.
artmcd8 (1801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Houghs. Pours a dark brown win a light brown head. Not your typical inky black pour. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, light though. Taste is sweet and the mouth feel is medium and not thick. More easy drinking than your typical RIS.
swegepe (24) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mörk mörk och tung känsla. Stor varm mälta. Nikotin och piptobak. Rostade toner men med sötma och behaglig syra.
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a darker brown wih A tanhead. Aroma was of licorice, smoke, and dark chcolate. Flavor was similar, more on the brown side, not deep dark roast, but chocolate and caramel.
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from Mathieu87. THX
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam.
NOSE: alcohol, coffee, sweet.
TASTE: alcohol, sweet, liquorice, mocha, vanilla.
JoshAWaddell (36) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of coffee and malts, maybe a hint of dark fruit. Pours almost black with small tan head. Tastes of malts, coffe and strong alcohol. They did not hide the alcohol nearly enough. Still, a decent beer. I recommend Founders, Oskar Blues Ten FIDY and even Breckenridge 72 for Imperial Stouts over this beer.
tenninjas (10) - - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong and dark, with a faintly sweet aroma. Aftertaste reminiscent of coffee, great pair for a philly chicken.
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Caskalefan (151) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very complex aroma and flavor of walnut/pecan, pears in brandy, campfire, dried fruit with a hint of green olive, roast coffee and cream, vanilla and figs.
Finish is quite lengthy, and the overall effect is elegant, layered and restrained, while at the same time ebullient.
A marvelous tribute to the granddaddy of all Imperial Russian Stouts.
ajnepple (2564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small pour at Falling Rock (keg kicked). Black appearance, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cream, coffee and roasted malts. Similar flavor, adding a touch of dark fruits, earthy hops and smoke. Smooth and creamy.