drsordr (1595) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour opaque black with thin head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, cherry, and dark fruit. Taste of bitter chocolate, fruit and hint of candied sugar. Palate a little thinner than desired but otherwise nice complexity
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, with hints of coffee and molasses. Pours a dark blackish brown with a none lasting tan head and no lacing. The taste is typical of imperial stouts. Rich roasted malts, raisins, molasses, a little boozy. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, enjoyable.
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jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours nearly black with medium dark tan head that quickly dissipates. aroma is dark fruits, toffee, roast, and espresso. initial taste is dark chocolate, toffee, and smoky roast; finishes on the dry side, with tar, earth, and bitter coffee flavors. thin for an imperial stout.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical pitch Black Russian imperial with a dark mocha head - sadly dissipates to nothing. Aroma of coffee and bitter dark chocolate, slight dark fruit sweetness. Taste is not too eventful - coffee comes out more as it warms, chocolate and roasted malts follow. Feels light for a impy stout with notable active carbonation. Overall it's a nice middle of the road Russian imperial but not as big in any aspect as I was expecting and would like. Alcohol is hidden very well. Glad I tried it
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j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Big roast and cocoa, chocolate on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet roast, cocoa, a touch of alcohol peeks through. Warm and roasty, chocolate and cocoa. Pretty tasty.
kidmartinek (3844) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alright. Almost a black beer. The head.... oily tan. The aroma... roasted malt and oily alchy. Rich, chocolately and alcoholic taste. Right on par for harpoon. Its not disagreeable, which is better than I can say for most of their beers, but its not great either and being an imperial isn’t helping the cause in its own right. Maybe its the water supply or a "mediocre beer" allergy. At any rate, drink this and be moderately satisfied and completely full. The disappearing head act and no lace left behind only hurt the cause further.
SudsMcDuff (6932) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
in snifter, from hose, from keg .. . pours a very dark brown black .. . mild foam .. . tar, deep ash, and charcoal .. . quite a light stout, also a bit boring and calm but for the abv quite impressive
.. . . are there bakeries near paris, france?
MacBoost (1539) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purs a muddy black with almost no head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee grinds, cacao. Some light marshmallow and perhaps a touch of dark fruit going on as well. Taste is similar; black cock, coffee, roast, harsh chocolate, prison sex. Pretty damn good. Finishes dry.
johnnnniee (2980) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid dark brown/black with a good sized creamy tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. The aroma is filled with dark dried fruit and caramel with hints of molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Light earthy hop aroma tries to provide some balance but succumbs to the depths of the malt. The flavor is a bit of a departure from the aroma. Chocolate and coffee milk flavors with with a bit of caramel and molasses. Light earthy hop and a touch of ethanol in a fairly dry finish. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet silky mouthfeel. This is a decent stout that I can get behind. Its not overly complex, and a bit dry in the finish for my liking, but I enjoyed it just the same.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very toasted with coffee, chocolate, and burnt malt. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is about right. Overall this is good.