Svesse (5806) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm) Black colour with lasting, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, coffee, cacao and hints of vanilla. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, cacao, creamy coffee, chocolate truffles and a generous cacao bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Quite dry, but a hint of sweetness coming through. Exceptionally well balanced and actually ridiculously good. Excellent beer!
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Monks with Leafs93 on Hookey Day. Pours a black color with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with some licorice mixed in. Sweet caramel taste with coffee notes and chocolate finish. Medium body. Very tasty.
Leafs93 (1576) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a beige head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is dark chocolate, black licorice and espresso. Taste is bittersweet with coffee undertones. Medium bodied with a smooth and oily texture.
blejden (3) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Pitch black, small head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Wonderful smooth body with medium carbonation, taste of licorice toffee, coffee and dark chocolate. Finish an almost minty salmiak pastille and pleasant hops. Really nice!
fantti (615) - 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 (1881) - 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 (432) - 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 (3014) - 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
BoostIPA (1054) - 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 (3911) - 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