AR (944) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full bodies and flavorful, this stout has a mixture of flavor. These include roasted nuts, malts cherries, coffee,and chocolate.
Osprey87 (930) - London via, WALES - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GBBF, half pint draught. Black with hardly any head. Smell - some crayon, roasted barley, slight bubblegum. Body is medium with low carbonation. Taste - vegetable water, aniseed, slight coffee, roasted barley and liquorice finish. Good balance for a beer this strong. I wasn’t that fussed on it overall though.
Cool_Bond (920) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy flavor of laktris. Heavy scent. Long aftertaste of laktris. But I think this beer was a bit overrated. Had more expectations of this beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl / King of Beer @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of sweet dark bread, dates and figs, dark coffee and chocolate.
Appearance: A brown and black colored beer. A high tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting of sweet bread, grown sugar, dark coffee and grape-fruit zest.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft and sticky texture. A big body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Crammed with lots of taste. Not bad at all :)
Note: Bottle 330 ml. Reviewed 2012-12-05.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with cola coloured highlights and some light getting through plus a large fluffy tan head that lasts ages. Aroma is rich and very roasty with notes of liquorice, dark chocolate, plums, raisins and vanilla. Flavour is very much like the aroma but with less fruit and more chocolate as well as hints of caramel, oak and smoke. Very light, creamy mouthfeel with particularly fine carbonation and a lingering roasty finish. I had been wanting to try this for a long time and although I am still keen to try an older vintage, this was a particularly fine Imperial Stout, very tasty and surprisingly delightful on the palate. Will be very interested to see how it ages.
jhamp9 (882) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown with a big beige head that slowly fades down to a film. Nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, toffee, and figs. Taste is smoke, wood, dark fruits, alcohol, and molasses. Alcohol is somewhat numbing on the tongue and warms on the way down.
gregwilsonstl (877) - USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like motor oil. Smells like alcohol. Not very balanced. Overly hot. Thanks Seymour.
mixmasterob (872) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle. Poured dark brown with a small off white head, big bubbles. Left some good lace though. Aroma was somewhat fruity with a decent roast presence and some smoke. Notes of sweet milk chocolate poked out a bit. Not bad. Flavors were somewhat sweet, like a lactose sweetness. Cocoa, roasted malt and some fruity esters. Eh. Carbonation was too big here, almost tingly. Can’t stand that in big stouts. Little to no presence of alcohol though. Gotta give em some credit there. I’m glad imperial stouts have evolved into what they are today, at least the good examples.
ComradeK (861) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
275ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium beige head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. There s a fair amount of pear in the aroma, along with sweetish alcohol and a touch of oak. Mild herbal and spice hops up front give way to sweet drinking cocoa and mild black coffee. Charry, slightly smoky oak comes through in the finish. Whilst an enjoyable beer, this is fairly simplistic for an imperial stout. I suspect it is closer to the original export strength stouts sent to Russia than most modern imperial stouts are, especially as it at least claims to be the original version shipped there in 1795. An interesting one.
Reimer96 (858) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 version. Pours an opaque black with a big brown head that lasts a while & leaves good lacing. Aroma of black licorice, dark chocolate, roasted malt & a bit boozy. Taste is dark chocolate,cocoa, coffee and a bery rich malt profile. Has a nice slow and stead alcohol warming as you sip on it which goes really nice with the thick creamy body. Nice RIS but i think im gonna get another bottle and let it age for a bit.