sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown with a healthy beige head. Aroma of sweet fruit, dark chocolate, roast malt. Fairly full body, flavour of the aroma, a bit of liquorice and vanilla. A bit weak for an Impy.
wvhoran (203) - Tasmania, - AUG 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark red-brown with a small diminishing off-white head. The aroma has notes of vinegar, green apples, wood, and some chocolate. The flavor is tart apple, caramel, vanilla. Warming. The body is medium-light. By the way, Rasputin would be great aged on buffalo trace barrels.
Mejs (93) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark ruby, bit hazy, with small, short brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, cherries, liquor, bit whisky. It is oily and slick, with low carbonation. Taste is bourbon, bit sour at the beginning and medium bitter in the aftertaste. Good sipper, nice RIS, really complex beer.
ansalon (1349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thin wispy tan head. Some lacings on the inside of the glass though the liquid is fairly thin. Aroma is bourbon, peat, muscovado sugar, leather, slight tobacco. A bit unbalanced. Taste is bourbon, honey, peat, charred meat, roasted malts. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin with almost no carbonation. Aftertaste is charred meat and whisky. Very heavy-handed and far too unbalanced unfortunately.
Procent (72) - POLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
W aromacie słodko - czekolada mleczna, likier, rodzynki, jest też lekko ostry aromat przywołujący na myśl chilli. W smaku nuty likierowe, wyraźny alkohol, rozgrzewający przełyk. Goryczka średnia, nasycenie średnie (jak dla mnie za wysokie, jak na RISa). Piwo dośc słodkie, dobrze kontrowane goryczką. Niestety alkohol zbyt silny i słabo przykryty. W efekcie przeciętne. Warka rozlana 28.1.’13.
Ktwse (1974) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with very low light tan head. Aroma of heavy bourbon barrel, vanilla, dates, raisins and figs, muscovado, molasses. Taste is very sweet, dark fruit and brown sugar, clear bourbon barrels, smooth sweet and slightly boozy finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.
FatPhil (9301) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Apple aroma. Nice roast too. Smooth and soft body. Very full, but not so boozy. Such a deep roast in the taste too, but soft and sweet. A little bit too much apple. Other darker fruits nice.
Marduk (2658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Hazy brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Wine, grapes, sourish, musty, mold, alcohol and some sweetness in aroma. Sweet, moldy, prunes, raisins, plums, wine in taste. Full body. Soft to medium carbonation. Absolutely beautiful.
gam (3219) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much head mild carbonation dark brown misty pour aromas molasses peat vinous woody vanilla dark chocolate dried fruit the flavours sweet malt molasses vanilla rich malt nice bourbon note woody taste is noticeable medium bitter sultanas barrelling is strong the finish okay but the tastes are over powered by the barrelling with the woodiness coming through strong nice malts and fruit tastes pity about that bad note
mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330mL bottle, pours a filthy dark brown with shitloads of yeast and no head - looks terrible. Nose brings out bourbon, vanilla and sludge - not sure about this. Flavour is bizarre, bringing out lots of bourbon, roast, cocoa and heavy wood barrels. Thin palate, with flat carbonation. Something is definitely off about this - must’ve got a bad bottle. It’s not a disaster, but far from elegant.
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Drunk alongside original rasputin with Martin Rachel and Ruslan. This one was clearly inferior to the original but sill nice enough. The problem for me was the barrel ageing. Far too woody. Perhaps allowing the bottle to sit for a while would produce more pleasant results. Judging by the generally positive reviews, I’d say it was a problem with the most recent batch only. Delicious base beer just overly woody. I love barrel aged beers usually.