allmyvinyl (3624) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roast, liquorice, dark chocolate. Taste is more of the same. Not getting any rose character. Overall - this is a style I like, by a brewer I like. It just doesn’t set the world on fire. If I had to introduce someone to this style this wouldn’t be the beer I would choose.
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet burnt sugar nose, chocolate, taste is dry, sweet chocolate, sugary, burnt toffee, liquorice.
cgarvieuk (14700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate ... sweet fruit nose ... dark rich sweet malts ... soft toffee malts ...d ark fruits big berries dark malts ... big berries ... juicy roast ...
911lin (22) - - JUL 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A classic imperial stout, and it is really rare in China. Had it at Kaiba Tap Room in Shanghai.
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black,fast fading brown head.Deep rich roast coffee/cacao nib nose.Palate of coffee,chocolate, fruity notes.Medium roast bitterness in finish. Alcohol is a bit harsh
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where does the "Russian" come from?
Pours almost totally black, with a brown head.
Compact, rich, complex aroma, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, ash, toffee, earth, faint smoke.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2.
Complex, rich, balanced taste, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, ash, hops, tar, soy, earth.
Wonderfully balanced and smooth, this beer will last for years to come. Well Done, Mr Keeling! (2014-06-28)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
YorkshireG73 (27) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpull at The Grove - Huddersfield. One of the Fuller’s that I have been wanting to taste and blimey. Oily. Dark. Mysterious. Aroma of dark jammy fruits and danger. Subtle hint of winter bothy on the Cairngorm. I can see thi beer giving warmth and light in a cold dark place. Drobovyeh.
Hermod (3309) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, thanks Sperkeleforce. Near black in color, thick brownish head. Roasted malt, coffee, sligtly nutty aroma. Flavor has roastedness, licorice, cold coffee and mild sweetness. Hint of alcohol as well. Warming. Medium bodied. Quite nice, but lacks something.
SperkeleForce (565) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 CL pours black with brown lacing head. Notes if coffee, nuts, roasted.
mile (3033) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, small to average mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and light coffee, faint licorice. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish - sweetish flavor, some roasted malt and light bread with light coffee, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt and light coffee, faint licorice and light hoppyness, some alcohol. Bit thin body considering the 10,7% - too much alcohol in the finish.