bookman10 (689) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Pours a thick, dark black with a rather short-lasting, mid-sized, tan head. Aroma is dominated by licorice and alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet, with the aforementioned licorice, some chocolate and coffee. Not as boozy tasting as some of these high-alcohol stouts. Mouthfeel a bit on the thin side for an imperial stout. But this is a very worthy beer, on the whole.
vandc01 (140) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle - aged a while because it has been sitting in my fridge for a long time.
Aroma - Dark chocolote - roasty coffee flavors - nice!
Appearance - Jet Black pour with a nice creamy head.
Taste - thick creamy - hints of booziness...and very nice.
Very nice beer - would definitely have again.
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Roasted malt aromas. Nice dark roasted malt notes with licorice and bitter chocolate undercurrents. Good body and mouthfeel. A solid imperial stout.
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle poured into a glass. Black with small beige head. Aroma is dark malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, roasty, some herbal hops, and bitter dry finish.
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is weird and not particularly pleasant. Anise and vegetal character with some nuttiness (hazelnut?). Taste is sweet with little hop bitterness to balance it. Anise, char, and smoke. Acrid char is way too dominant, and the alcohol really stands out. Chocolate and metallic notes come and go after letting it sit for awhile. Medium-thin, but smooth. Kind of a strange, and not particularly enjoyable, imperial stout.
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and hints of vanilla. Very tasty.
davey101 (716) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is roast, fudgey chocolate, light coffee grinds and vanilla. Taste is a nice balance of sweet rich chocolate and lightly bitter roast. Touch of caramel and coffee. Creamy and full. Just a really solid Russian imperial leaning on the sweet side.
benfergy (224) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours as a very thick dark brown beer. The aroma has notes of chocolate-ish malt. The taste is lightly sweet, with a tiny bitterness. The palate has great consistency and has a strong body. Great beer; in fact it may be getting me more interested in stouts.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is malts, coffee and chocolate.
musinj6 (434) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black with tan head 1 finger head with moderate to heavy lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, hint of anise, coffee, hint of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Medium/full bodied with medium to long finish. This is a pretty solid russian imperia.
Obfuscate (176) - Minneapolis, - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like an imperial stout. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, touch of sweetness. Bit warming going down from the alcohol. Bitter in the the aftertaste.