fantti (773) - FINLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch-black with half a finger muddy-white head, which vanishes quite quickly, but leaves a skirt. Aroma is unbelievable roasty. Coffee, herbs and milk chocolate supports it very well. This robust roastiness is actually quite fascinating. Taste is also very roasted. It also has chocolate, herbs, coffee, earth and milk. Mouthfeel is stable and medium+. All in all, tasty imperial stout, which can be described in one word, roasty, Quite robust, but very tasty.
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black from the bottle with a thin ring of tan head that leaves light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, some belgian esters, and a touch of alcohol. Taste follows, the chocolate and the roasted malts come out more as it warms, and the belgian yeast kind of falls off. Interesting, good.
Peter_L (1051) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Svart vätska med fingerhögt skum. Kraftfull arom med tydliga inslag av kaffe, bär och torkat hö. Hösmaken återkommer i smaken. Bra balans i treenighet mellan beska, sötma och alkohol.
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small biege head very dark pour mild carbonation the aromas dark chocolate coffee stewed fruit liquorice fudge port the flavours coffee medium ibu dark chocolate dry cocoa liquoriceraisin port stewed fruit smooth caramel the finish sweet dark aftertastes rich stout lasting bitter little dry filling
MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a khaki head, although it looks a little thin coming out of the bottle and settling into the glass. Very nice chocolate brownie aroma, roasted marshmallows, vanilla. Wow. The aromas really "pop". Taste is similar, vanilla frosted brownie but oh so dry... So damn good. I could drink this all night. The finish is bitter chocolate with just a touch of hops. No real alcohol detected. So good. So, so good.
Cunningham (5326) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Sinful black color with a big bubbly beige head that last for a long time. Some lacing.
Aroma: Lots of chocolate and coffee. Some roasted malt.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet, with some bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Rich smooth toffee, chocolate and coffee flavor. Some roasted malt in the background. Very well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Well done Dugges. Powerful and tasty Imperial Stout without being to heavy. Im sure the Russian Tsar would be really pleased with this one. Well I am, and there is no Tsar anymore.
Location: Bottle from a trade with Nisse666
snoworsummer (3029) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Strong delicious aroma. Date-like fruit flavor. Smooth, rich, and very drinkable.
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with average, creamy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malts, chocolate, dates, plums, coffee, light toffee, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is smooth, roasted malts, nice chocolate, dark fruit esters, woody notes, light earthy hops, and smoke; dry, lightly sweet finish with some smoke. Full body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is prunes, raisins, dates, coffee and roast malt with earthy and spicy hops, light licorice notes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Linnet (1224) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: heavily roasted, burnt espresso, tar, smoke, dry acidic, toast, soft notes of fruitiness, warming finish.
Ap: black colour, medium Brown head, lacing.
T: espresso, alcohol, Wood, smoke, tar, saltiness, soft notes of vanilla.
M: soft carbonation, good mouthfeel.
T: I have to concede That this is very good.