alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler (from notes 09/11). Pours oily jet black with a small tan head; served at 55 degrees The aroma has dark chocolate, roast, espresso, bourbon, vanilla and a hint of anise. The flavor was a decadent blend of far chocolate, roasted malts, espresso, bourbon, vanilla and a hint of anise. Very smooth, full bodied, carries the anvil quite well. I had this a few months earlier with a friend and was equally impressed. I think this is a bit better than the base.
tderoeck (4477) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/VII/14 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, batch #3 (2014-735) Thanks to Beuk87 for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: shit load of vanilla, lots of caramel, chocolate, mocha. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla, chocolate. Aftertaste: bitter, little weird chemical touch, chlorine, alcohol, lots of alcohol, mocha, coffee, vanilla, caramel.
gbeerrater (21) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bold and a tad bit boozy but the depth of flavors keep coming on strong as it warms. Dark as the ace of spades pretty much meet everything expected for this rarity.
Cant lie I think Ale Smith brewery makes a better barrel aged Russian imperial however both are two heavy weight title contenders of which I would not take either lightly at all. both are superb
The ABV on this seemed much stronger than 10.8%. Sure would like to get some more.
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From trade. 500 ml bottle as Fyodor’s Classic, 2014 Series, Batch No. 3 (2013 RIS. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head on top. Beautiful aroma of anise, vanilla, roast, bourbon, oak, some chocolate. Oh yea. Reminds me a bit of Black Note. Flavor is roast, bourbon, dark fruits, oak, chocolate, anise, light booze, and long lasting vanilla. Really beautiful finish on this one with definite whiskey tones. The mouthfeel is medium--only slightly lacking in body in the style and would love to see the thickness ramped up a tad--with low plus carbonation and a smooth bourbon vanilla warmth down the throat. Really nice, and improves and thickens a bit as it warms. Make sure to let it sit outside the fridge for a but before drinking.
Pilgrim_211 (4) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow!! This beer was intense. Coffee, maple, toasty flavors attack the palate. Strong presence of bourbon flavor. 13.9ABV.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mittenator (1276) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber at my brother's wedding. Deep prime and toffee with bourbon. Slick and boozy with a big coffee finish.
dalekliz (870) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Fyodor’s Classic batch 3. Pours an inky black with a bubbly tan head. Big boozy aroma, of wood, bourbon, toasted malt, dark fruits. Taste is rich, of sweet malt, brown sugar, oak, and a big bourbon foundation. Lingering sweet bourbon and wood. Very nice.
PriorL (1725) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! 2013- Batch 3
APPEARANCE:pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, mocha, vanilla, maybe too much bourbon?
TASTE: bourbon, wood, chocolate, lots of vanilla and mocha. Very nice!
devman171 (939) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fyodors bottle pour black with tan head. Aroma is rich roast, chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Taste is great bitter roast with a balance of oak and bourbon. a bit of alcohol on the finish, tasty, but probably not top 50 worthy.
ThirstyBird (1506) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At RBBSG ’14. Pours a super dark black/brown with a tan head. The smell is bourbon, brown sugar, coffee, deep rich fruit. The taste is huge over ripe fruit, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, char and booze. The body is full with fine carbonation.
biggsbowler (260) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fyodor’s Classic - Pours very dark black w/ tan. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and tobacco in those nose. Very rich chocolate taste w/ bourbon, oak, and dark fruits. Solid!!!