Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Dark red/brown. No head. Nose : chocolate, red fruits and dried fruits. Toffee. Melon. Sip : medium thick body, oily texture with delicate carbonation. Sweet with chocolate flavour, fruity background. Mild and well balanced. Dried figs aftertaste. Dried fruits and chocolate is well present from the start to the end. Nougat flavour accompany well the taste. Great and delicious.
IlGagario (31) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottiglia, al pub "Wild Rover" Manzolino, Castelfranco Emilia (MO). Olfatto di caramello brulee, corpo pieno, gusto note marcate di caramello liquirizia caffè tostato frutta secca, a metà beva favolosa nota nobile dolce, in bocca cremosa e sofisticata..una delle migliori imperial bevute e che proprio si caratterizza per il suo carattere complesso e stratificato. .chiusura non cosi amara ma lentamente via via più dolce...alcool presente ma ben allineato agli ottimi elementi aromatici..qualche nota un po’ barley wine...possiede tutto quello che voglio trovare in una imperial stout. Grazie a Ricky per la scoperta.
Aherbelste (28) - - JAN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent. Coffee aroma and flavour. Very bitter. Some roasted malt. Very low carbonation. Full body.
phfyysik (170) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33L bottle as Rasputin. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose gives a wide palette of nearly everything - coffee, caramel, toasted bread, fruits, raisins, herbs etc. Taste has also very many variations. Sweetness, spiciness, sourness, bitterness, crispiness, creaminess etc. Very good and variable beer!
markwise (5011) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at The Festival 2015. Pours a deep stout black with a tan head. Nose is roast, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, earth, molasses, and slight smoke with vanilla. Flavor is similar with roast, earth, dark chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. Medium to full in body -- a nice, complex stout.
rdb84 (448) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As Rasputin 2015. Dark Stout pour, small mocha colored head. A: very intense autumn fruitiness, blackberry, prune, vanilla note, marmalade. Oddly, fruitiness mellows down, sweet Stout returns, caramel malts, bourbon note. T: fruity notes return here, dark fruits; condensed marmalade of raspberry, blueberry, strawberry. Light sour, light bitter development with almost a syrup mouthfeel. Faintest alcohol note. Strong swelling fruity bitterness in aftertaste. This one was fresh, wonder what happens if matured.
wombat23 (137) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle (cellared, bottled February, 2013) at The Avenue Pub, New Orleans. As Cease and Desist. Almost black with tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Some oxidation noted, has almost a rust-like, metallic flavor as well. But all in all, still very good.
darbeer75 (122) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: malty, fruity, slightly funky; Appearance: black with minimal head; Taste: wine undertones; some metallic flavors; some chocolate; complex; Palate: long, sweet finish with some slight acidic notes; Overall: pretty good but wouldn’t get again. Was cellared.
Maverick34 (2792) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Oz bottle. Poured dark with little head and brown edge. Cocoa powder, booze, malts. A good ris.
kanaclane (213) - - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nez: Chocolat, prune
Bouche: Chocolat, raisin, prune, liquoreuse
Une très bonne bière
gegwilson (2526) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought back from a trip to Amsterdam. Pours mahogany with a rim of beige foam. Fairly mild aroma of cocoa and treacle. The taste starts sweet with a touch of spice. Quite fruity with chocolate and nuts. There’s some treacle toffee going on too. The finish remains sweet with something I can’t quite put my finger on. Vanilla perhaps. Overall it’s a bit too sweet for my tastes.