ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Rake, London. Pours nearly black, with a medium beige head. Aromas of a sweet malt, heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, alcohol, cherry and aniseed. Taste is heavy roasted malt, aniseed and cherry. Heat on the finish.
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Bottle.Pours cloudy dark brown with an off-white head.Aroma is fruity, berries, alcohol and roasted malt.Flavor is sweet and warming with some roasted malt and berries.Medium to full body, soft carbonation.Nice
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, aged for a while. Pours dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate, with a hint of caramel sweetness. Very smooth in the mouth, nothing biting, only sticky sweetness of chocolate with a licorice finish. Alcohol is very well hidden.
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml black waxed bottle that is kind of messy and difficult to remove. Disputin is jsut slapped over Rasputin on the label. Bottle 306/1170 bottles 17 March 2009.
It pours a dark brownish black with no head, i really poured it vigorously but could only get a small layer of froth that dissipated pretty quickly.
The smell is excellent, bit port and raisin note, cocoa, and roasted malts.
When tasting you realize this is one viscous liquid, now I know why it didn’t have much head, and imo it is worth it for this one. Absolutely the thickest stout I have had, makes the mouthfeel of Expedition stout seem like light beer. This one is just big and chewy with an extremely mild carbonation. It has the flavor of caramels, dark fruits, chocolate, port, and a nice bit of roasted malts with a finishing bitterness.
It isn’t as sweet as I was expecting but I think it comes off as pretty sweet because of the thick mouthfeel.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: coffee, liquorice, roasted malts, spices. Appearance: dark brown with white foam. Taste: coffee, smoke, bitter finish. Palate: medium body. Overall: 12/20
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle, 75cl, #102) Dark brown colour with a beige and short foamy layer. Yeasty and sweet roast-malty aroma with strong notes of caramel, leather, vanilla, dried fruits/raisins and alcohol. Sweet and roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Thick, almost a bit oily roasty malty body with loads of caramel, nuts and dried fruits; lingering sweet and roasty bitter finish with an almost Port-like vinous character. Superb. 05.I.11
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey. Reviewed from notes.
Pours near black and is quite opaque. A bit thick, but not too far toward motor oil. Nose brings forward sweet malt, chocolate, roast, and a bit of vanilla. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and some residual sweetness. Fairly thick mouthfeel with good drinkability all around. A nice take on the style.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-20-2010
mile (3634) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, dark berries, roasted malt and licorice, some alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, roasted malt and licorice, lots of alcohol and light hoppyness. Finish is average malty and lightly sweetish, licorice and roasted malt, lots of alcohol. Light colored IS, with licorice and lots of alcohol – lacks the hoppyness.
chrisv10 (13821) - DENMARK - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bitter and hops.
mcberko (11183) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a head that explodes out of the bottle (maybe due to shipping). Aroma dark roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, hops and burnt caramel. Flavour brings out the strongest of roasted malts and pungent hops, with a little licorice and maybe some liqueur. Wonderfully complex on the palate. Alcohol is well-worked though there is a little burn on the finish, combined with the hops and intense roastiness. Most delicious.