iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
275mL bottle, no date for $7.99 at Beverages 4 Less in Santee, probably eight months ago. Black body with a one finer tan head, fair retention. Aroma has lots of milk chocolate with plenty of figs, molasses, and raisin notes to make me think it’d be a good sipper/cigar/dessert beer. Tobacco and decaying leaves are in there. There’s also some fruity English yeast and roast, though the roast isn’t too high. Flavor continues to be rich and chocolatey and fruity, not much roast at all, and I like it. Alcohol is masked well considering it’s at 10%, bitterness at a 2, light roast. Full body with low smooth carbonation. Very tasty.
MarkoNm (972) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black color, topped with a small tan colored head. Roasted malts in the aroma, some notes of chocolate and coffee as well, although the later very mild. Taste is sweet, notes of molasses and fairly strong presence of coffee taste, and a mild bittery feel. Creamy and filling, storng taste although you don’t really feel its 10%. Nice.
voyageurmike (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap served in a tulip glass. Brown with pretty tan foamy head. A medium-bodied beer with coffee and cocoa flavors, and richness reminiscent of bourbon barrel imperial stout. Finish is very enjoyable, not bitter.
bubbleflubber (1892) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s nice to compare different vintages of this awesome brew. I am one of the lucky ones to have rated a 22-year old 1993 vintage, and can now rate its contemporary counterpart. This pours pitch black into the glass, with the deepest of ruby-mahogany hues to the fringes. A wispy eggshell head ensues, reducing to a thin cap of suds that leave light ring lacing. The nose is of mixed bitter and semi-sweet chocolates, alongside a port wine essence. Flavors have bitter chocolates, semi-sweet chocolates, melon and pear notes, dark fruit esters and skins. The finish is of lightly smoked bittering hops and a toasted baker’s chocolate that provide a curt, yet super complex end of the pull. The rich, full body is silky on the palate, substantive and complex for days. The carbonation provides enough mouthfeel activity to keep things interesting, but not a deterrent to the silky richness of the brew. Thank goodness I ran into the contemporary counterpart of the vintage rated before. What a difference, and what a brew! Aging has only mellowed this out to an exquisite aperitif/nightcap. This 2-year-old 2013 vintage is rich, luscious, complex, substantive.... and did I mention delicious? A great brew.... with a 20+ year history of excellence.
greenmanalishi (492) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 bottling - drank 2014
Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+)
Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+)
MadIndian (2499) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle gift from Knackers. Nice notes of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, Earth and smoke. Body was medium. Well done.
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black body. Big aroma of toastyness and sweets. Taste is mostly molasses. A little too much for my liking. It’s ok.
HenriqueBraga (111) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Negra, espuma bege clara. Boa persistência de espuma. Aromas de malte torrado, toffee, café, cacau, açúcar mascavo e álcool. Corpo bem alto, sabor de café, tostado, equilibrado. Boa carbonatação. Amargor crescente da tosta e persistente. Aftertaste amargo, doce, seco, sutíl acidez.
Satyroneto (165) - BRAZIL - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor negra com espuma marrom amarelada (capuccino) de altas formação e permanência com excelente lacing;
Aroma de chocolate ao leite, licor de café e um surpreendente frutado de pêra;
Sabor de início de café e chocolate com final amadeirado e alcoólico e leve dulçor frutado; retrogosto persistente alcoólico e amadeirado que aquece a boca;
Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação.
Welley_Alves (223) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courage Russian Imperial Stout. Imperial Stout inglesa que, segundo a cervejaria, replica a receita original desse estilo, feita para a czarina russa Catarina, a Grande, no século XVIII. Fiel ao estilo, com perfil mais seco do que as RIS americanas. Frutado tipicamente inglês, lembrando frutas escuras, cassis, uva-passa. Notas de chocolate e café amargo, com final seco e álcool bem inserido nos seus 10% de ABV. Ótima breja!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cruzer (67) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong malty aroma, with hints of chocolate and fruit. Smooth smokey fruity taste, with a nutty aftertaste.