hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown sugar/molasses...Raisins/cherries/vinous... Double chocolate cookie... Slick, sugary mouthfeel... Huge roasted malt presence... Substantial bitterness merely compliments, does not overtake malts... More barleywine or old ale than stout... Sweet, fruity, with dark roasted malts coming through more when warm...
Shark_Pants (194) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Davros (1948) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a light tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, caramel, bready malt, liquorice and cocoa.
Flavours include bitter one-dimensional roast, booze, a prominent milk chocolate note and bready malt.
Nice creamy carbonation.
BeerFunGuy (653) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, coffee and molasses make this a unique aroma for a stout. It pour black as night with a head that reminds me of thin brown sugar cream of wheat. Mild chocolate flavors with only slight coffee bitterness this beer is much more mild than I expected. That is more of a strength than a weakness for this beer. I really liked it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mkel07 (3445) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from April 2014. This was a big bold beer with plenty of dark chocolate, caramel and toffee in the aroma and a long bitter finish.
bpreo (1625) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the type of Imperial Russian Stout that I havenít had in a long time. I am very pleased.
onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour under a generous light khaki foamy head. The aroma was a touch biscuity and boozy but there was a nice deep chocolaty roast note about it, with some mild caramel and coffee undertones. Rich deep bakers cocoa sweetness with some roast malt bitterness and a kiss of coffee. Nice earthy semi bitter chocolaty finish.
DocJitsu (969) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an onyx color with a quickly dissipating caramelized colored head. Sweet roasted malt and coconut in the aroma. Smooth on the front of the tongue, but the bitterness interacts with the carbonation to create a harsher texture on the rear of the palate. The dark roast flavor gets a little smoky. Coconut emerges. The bitterness on the rear of the palate is just a little too prominent.
StevieT (609) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Big roasted aroma, malt flavour runs deep through this beast, rich coffee and bitter chocolate give it the classic imperial stout flavour. Itís a very good version.
fletchfighters (1086) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a tulip
Dark brown pour, settles black. Short lived dark mocha head.
Nose is roast, fresh roast coffee, brown sugar and slight earth notes.
Brown sugar, roast, and coffee notes. Slightly sweet but finishes earth dry with lingering brown sugar.
For the price a solid imperial stout.
djd07 (3643) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malts, burnt sugar, caramel. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, cocoa, and light bitter finish, good.