swesson (264) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Creamy, espresso goodness in this Russian imperial stout. Fit for a Czar, this stout is a thick, coffee-cocoa goodness bomb of wonderment. Huge thick brown head, lots of rings in the lacing, and a bolt of flavor that is as flavorful as I've had in a long time. Get this beer now.
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maley1 (844) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with frothy beige head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee, faint caramel and hint of vanilla. Taste of heavy malts, roasted coffee, sweetened chocolate, green vanilla beans, and a hint of lactose. Full bodied, beautiful creamy mouthfeel, perfectly balanced. Low hop bitterness which was nice for a change on an imperial stout. Delicious beer!
dnstone (2270) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate roasty aroma. Sweet, thick roasty chocolate flavor, well balanced. Black color tan head.
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Duchammer (99) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled: poured black with a tan head. Aroma had malty roast with a stale biscuit taste. I am giving up this bottle was poor. Had some funkiness to it in a bad way. Probably bad bottle!
SHIG (3751) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared by duchammer: Poured a pitch black with ring of light brown head. Aroma is stale coffee. Taste is a alcohol burn with a coffee mix.
pliny-the-dead (1) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bought this on 12/15/2014. It exploded in my fridge four days later. Beer everywhere. Took two people an hour to clean up. I had several other 22 oz. bottles in there which were fine.
RobertDale (3859) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and vanilla. Alcohol very well hidden. Nice.
beertholomeus (1007) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, soy sauce and roasted malt aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, plum, roasted malt and raisin flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Dark chocolate and coffee finish.
Stuedmaster (285) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber from Mr. Aís liquor in Vista. Pours dark brown/black with a rich, creamy khaki head that leaves thick, artistic lacing. Aroma of plum, chocolate, coffee, molasses, alcohol, slight vanilla, and sweet malt. Taste is tending toward sweet but is well balanced with light bitterness, overall pretty dry. Full body with a thick, creamy texture, medium carbonation and long, balanced, chocolatey finish. The alcohol is present but not over the top for 9.5% abv. This is a well crafted imperial stout, recommended.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
we had a 22 of this beer alongsode some of the cream of the crop impy stouts last night, and in comparison it flat out sucked. it may have done better by itself, but still... looks like a porter (sorry, i like my impyís to look like motor oil) and has a weakish but non-offensive roasted malt aroma and flavor. for an impy it sucked...it would be an ok porter."
Shark_Pants (326) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Pours dark brown with only a few ruby highlights visible at the bottom of the tulip glass, 2 finger mocha head. Aromas of coffee, molasses, leather - nice but not overly complex. The taste initially is sweet, with dried fruits, dark chocolate, not much coffee but quite a hop bitterness and very noticeably boozy. Nice creamy and full-bodied. Tastes more like a Belgian quadrupel than an imperial stout; not what I was expecting but fairly good nonetheless.