wombat23 (607) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste follows nose. Lightly warming finish. Seems more like a stout.
darbeer75 (435) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: like a standard, non-imperial stout with a little vanilla; Appearance: pitch black with tan head; some lacing; Taste: more like a regular stout than russian imperial; rich and roasty but not complex; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: okay, but not a go-to RIS.
Palidor19 (3151) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid, lovely, wonderful. Pitch black, no transparency. Dark malt, medium hoppy bitterness. Some essence of fruit, and smokey taste. A beer lovers beer
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scooterbub (1014) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark black with a dark tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, smoke and caramel, Similar aroma. Has a full body with a dry and bitter finish. Rather enjoyable and easy to drink.
AirForceHops (6076) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle, thanks Adrien! No bottle date on bottle but at least 15 months old. Thick slow dying tan head on top a black liquid head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts, chocolate hints, caramel.
The flavor shows weak roast, melted caramel, and just a hint of cardboard, not completely ruined but borderline. Notes of anise. Body is lighter then I want for a imperial stout. The oxidation is obviously not the Brewers fault. Perhaps a younger bottle would be in order but not going to really seek it out.
Jultsu (709) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eilen avatun pullon pohjat. Mustanpunertava, vaahdoton ja hapoton, tuoksussa kahvia ja maitosuklaata. Liukas suklaastouttimainen suutuntuma, leipäisä, öljyinen, laimeahko. Ei mitenkään erityisen hyvää.
rosenbergh (10204) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. From a supermarket in Las Vegas, NV.
Black color with a mid-size brown head.
Roasted malt, dessert wine, jam and some mild alcohol in the aroma.
The flavor is ashy dryness, roasted malt, mild hops and some dark chocolate.
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olio (9204) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle (9.3% abv) @ ISKTR V.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Woody aroma, chocolate, cocoa, dark malts and some dark fruits too. Flavor is chocolaty, bitter dark malty, cocoa powder with subtle burnt notes and vanilla. Creamy, full-bodied, coffee on the aftertaste. Quite nice and pleasant, maybe a bit too dry and burnt.
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle @ ISKTR V. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of heavy roastiness, cacao, ash and mudcake. Flavour of rich burnt roastiness, a bit of red berries, wooden notes, mudcake, espresso and some bitterness. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Very dry.
tiong (6383) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle @ ISKTR
Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasty malts, burnt notes, hints of licorice and ash. Taste is smooth, sweetish and heavy with loads of licorice, ash and burnt roasty malts. Finish is smooth, roasty and burnt with some ash, licorice and leather. Too burnt.