Ktwse (3963) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, coffee, dates and figs. Taste is sweet vanilla, chocolate, rich and creamy finish.
gunnfryd (14056) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fonefan 251014. Black colour with a tan head. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. full body. Very nice and warming beer.
AirForceHops (6081) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle thanks to fiver29. Pitch black color with a nice lingering roasted malt character. The aroma is a reflection of the flavor. Medium sweet dark chocolate , bitter roasted coffee, molasses and , mild dark fruits with hints of coffee. Medium bodied, smooth soft carbonation.
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Chris for sharing this 375ML bottle with us. Split 3 ways @ cellar temp. Pitch black. some alcohol legs, the bubbles are big but faded fast. Aroma is nice. Lots of chocolate, loads of roasted malts. a bit of cheap candies. just smells like a to-style imperial stout. Nice beer. Dark chocolate, licorice, high IBU, a little booz. the lingering chocolate finish. Very solid, well made stout.
ohemming (37) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Meh, more isn’t always better, this beer is just ok and not worth the price. Get a six pack of mystic mama instead.
chinchill (4207) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBWG-15 bottle share: Thanks Chris.
Medium full body worn spur on carbonation.
Dark fruits. dark bread.
Alcohol not entirely hidden but the alcohol esters are a positive.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel and coffee aroma. Roasted malty sweetish caramel and weak chocolate flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty caramel spicy finish.
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the bus during RBWG 2015. Pours clear, black-brown with a foamy beige head. The nose holds lots of toasted dark malts, cocoa, leathery dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with lots of scorched earth, baking cocoa, more dried and leathery dark fruits. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with notes of dark bread, chocolate, roast. Not bad.
Ferris (12429) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark chocolate, raisin and cocoa. Deep brown with a decent brown head. Nice chocolate and fruity notes with a bitter dry finish. Dar Berry in the finish. 748416
superspak (4581) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, raisin, plum, light char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, raisin, plum, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Outstanding balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt, moderate dark fruit, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small-moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Russian imperial stout. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt, moderate dark fruit, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV, even with the noticeable alcohol warmth after the finish. A highly enjoyable offering.