JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark black with a frothy light-brown head that is long lasting. Dusty cocoa aroma with definite rye bread pungency, light wood, sugared dates and very faint alcohol at the tail end. Bittersweet cocoa upfront in the flavor, but the rye quickly breaks through leading the way for some moderately citrusy hops that are ultimately layered with dark chocolate and heavily roasted coffee beans in the finish. As it warms, the dusty bakers cocoa notes turn slightly softer and more milk chocolatey. A nice and even imperial stout that doesn?t lean heavily on barrel aging booziness. The rye lends a great earthy zestiness and really helps cut through the rich maltiness.
zenkis (397) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ALEhouse, Riga
Pours black with cocoa brown top, medium with minimal to light lasing. Aroma is pleasant, intense, well balanced mix of cocoa, coffee beans, darker malt, vanilla a bit, sweet all around. Taste is sweet, a bit sourish touch and dark malt bitter. Thick mouthfeel, medium to full body, pleasant bitter aftertaste.
Tsekouratos (15) - - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle shared. Beautiful black body with a nice brown head. Aromas were coffee, some dark chocolate and some spices, probably from the rye. Taste was phenomenal! Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla with the right level of betterness! Body was medium to full and carbonation was light to medum! A perfect beer!!!!
Vells (425) - LATVIA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Natasha rocks really rocks! Intense roasted malts, choco awesomness with that rye touch that makes this one so special, vanilla. Very decent hops for balance.
Sweet with bittersweet long finish. Smooth and highly enjoyable. Great brew!
RihardsF (31) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma. Not so intense taste, but good stout. Very drinkable. Could buy again. Very nice.
Melnis (46) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with little head. Pecan nuts/nutella/walnuts/hazelnuts. Taste: milk, soury a bit, roasred outflakes. Balanced. Very odd in a god way.
jandd1983 (1907) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a black color with a large tan head. The aroma was of heavy roasted malts and ryes with some slight smokiness, coffee, and a bit of ash. The taste was of cocoa powder, dark chocolate and decently hoppy, with more bitterness than expected. There were lots of roasted malts, coffee, rye, and dark chocolate. Nice.
drfabulous (3381) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce from the wine shop near Findley Market in Cinci. Chocolate throughout. Slight cherry taste in finish. Somewhat rich and sticky. Very tasty.
abcfan (652) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is toffee / bourbon. Taste is slightly sweet with vanilla notes. Finishes with an alcohol burn.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, black. Has a light brown head, lasting. Roasted aroma, burnt bread, mixed dark notes, coffee, dark chocolate. Faint hoppy notes. FLavor starts sweet, lots of roasted notes. Bitter finish. Dry, creamy texture.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, grass, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long nice bitter chocolate finish,