Velkyal (317) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff looks like crude oil, black, inky, more than opaque it sits in the glass like a liquid black hole. The huge body it a riot of sweet malt flavours, caramel, toffee, chocolate all playing against a noticeable coffee note and the spiciness of the hops. Perfection.
dutchbeerpages (2012) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe not the tastiest Russian Stout ever, I miss some of the little flavors, is compensated by a great mild palate. Not bad for rating number 2000
TET (2335) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black beer, a head is very big and beige. Aroma has liquirice, salt liquirice and some chocolate. Taste is powerful, great salt liquirice, some dark fruitness and roastiness. Full bodied, not sticky, balanced carbonation. Not typical IS, whick have also other nuancees than the nomal coffee and roastiness. Strong salt liquirice and lots of flavours. Very tasteful.
Holmen1 (4121) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske (thanks, Steve!), hjemme etter utskriving fra SUS des-15: brunsvart med fint beige skum som varer. Aroma og smak av lakris, mørke bær (bjørnebær, solbær og moreller) og røstet malt. Saftig, kompleks, fyldig og passe tørr, slik at det er lett å strekke hånden ut etter en ny slurk. Lett bitter avslutning med litt kvalitetskaffe og et snev av aske. En elegant, smaksrik, balansert og nydelig imp.stout, understated ville kanskje en engelskmann sagt.
imdownthepub (12167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, aged 8 years, from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Jet Black with tan head. Big heavy, black roasted malt flavours from the start, liquorice and bitumen notes, quite well amalgamated over the years, although still a considerable bitterness. Elderberry notes, pretty earthy and dry, lots of tongue coating and mouthfeel, thick and heavy. A big old bruiser of a beer.
markoijelena (1571) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at the Great British Weekend New Edition 2015 Belgrade Serbia.11.09.2015.Pour it dark almost clear color with medium white head.Aroma of coffee, roasted malt.Taste sourish fruits, tart, plum, Belgian note really present.Interesting.
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at tomer’s place. Thanks tomer. Black with a tan head. Deep plum aroma, some soy, vanilla and wine. A little burnt taste, sweet and yet roasty, with some ink. No carbonation, full body, roasty and burnt finish.
Psytron (1665) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2015 Black colour. Smell of raisins, red wine. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, oak, cognac, faint of tar. Bitter and sweet. Flat carbon. Velvety palate. Very surprising in a positive way.
zvsn (1287) - ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tomer. Pours brown black with a big beige head. Smell of chocolate, cocoa beans, coffee, prunes. Sweet, chocolate, nuts, soy, caramel, a bit acidic flavors, alcoholic warmth down the throat. Medium-bodied, a bit too fizzy, sticky texture. Good sipper.
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks Roei, small creamy head, opaque vert dark brown color, lots of aromatic coffee, with wood, shrubs, cinamon and dark bread in the back, roasted coffee flavor, some roasted malt and dark fruits, mellow sourness. Very nice to sip slowly, should continue to improve.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at tomer’s place. Thanks tomer. Black with a bit of tan foam. Aroma is burnt and boozy, with wine, dark fruits, chocolate, some soy sauce, charcoal, licorice. Sourish-bitterish roasty flavor, vinous, with dark fruits, soy sauce, some chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Quite full-bodied. A bit too boozy, but mellows with some time in the glass.