Niall73 (1388) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BB 07/16. Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has a grassiness, a light smoke, and a touch of meat. Full body, medium carbonation. Big, sticky and boozy with all the elements you’d associate with a good impy. Coffee, choc, soy as well as a sweet grass fruitiness, rum, treacle.... Its good, lovely balance, super tasty.
knutole (72) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma: coffee, espresso, roastmalt, bitter
appearance: very dark, black colour
taste: coffee, bitter, caramel, hoppy, very thick body
SimonBeer (95) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Drinking date: 9 May 2014) A pitchblack beer with a good beige creamy layer of foam, looks really delicious! Sweet aroma of alcohol, sugar, chocolate and coffee. The taste is really delicious. A coffee-bitterness, followed by a lovely sweetness. You also taste some chocolate. The mouthfeel is really perfect. Just a little bit of carbonation, with an oily/full texture. Really soft texture. This beer is really delicious. It is one of my favourite beers of all time. You almost can’t get any better than this. That’s why I give it the total score of 4.5!
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Rustico Ballston. Thanks Iphonephan! Poured a pitch black color, velvet, with a small tan head. Aroma was 92% cacao with some very dark plum and burnt espresso/malt. Flavor was roasted, roasted, roasted. Dark bitter chocolates. Alcohol is there, but feels lower than 11%.
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Rustico in Arlington. Pours black with a tan head. Cola nose. Flavors of licorice with hints of chocolate and tobacco. Roast finish.
Juritsu (22) - - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark with a brownish off white head. Nice spicy yet subtle aroma. Soft mouth feeling with a taste ranging from spices, coffee to hops. Nice bitter aftertaste. Very nice russian Imperial stout.
Armadill0 (256) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Small brown head. Murky black-brown. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, wood and nut.
Taste has cocoa, coffee, caramel and soy. Full bodied, very smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. Aftertaste lingers nicely.
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Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black color with a nice brown head that fades out quite quickly but keeps a nice lacing for long time. Aroma is roasted malty and coffee, hints of chocolate and caramel. Flavor is sweet with roasted bitterness notes. Low carbonation in a full body and a sweet bitter finish.
martin00sr (502) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very black, thick pour. Small tan head. Aroma of soy sauce. Taste licorice, coffe, roasted malt. Well balanced. Harmonic bitterness.
Bamsen78 (2968) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy but stable tan head. Clear but rather faint aroma of malt, caramel and coffee. Dark, roasty flavour of coffee, malt and liquorice, with touches of caramel. Bitter and roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Good.