DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. This followed the Bruery Tart of Darkness, so it probably scores a little higher from me, since it satisfied my dark malt craving that I failed to find in the sour Tart. Deeply roast and thickly malty, soy sauce, molasses, coffee, vanilla all in that order of participation. Moderately bitter finish. Not sure why this scores so low, as it drank well with me.
muzzlehatch (4840) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Sarandy’s Market in Roscoe, IL, consumed around cellar temp from a Unibroue glass. Very thick caramel foam lasts and lasts above the opaque murky molasses body, but leaves zero lacing as it finally fades, interestingly....deep, deep dark chocolate nose, just a hint of licorice, perhaps a little port, very nice...body moderately sweet, fairly bitter, notes of soy...finish is short, bitter, slightly drier than the body of the tasting...on the palate it’s reasonably full, though the fairly low carbonation works against it...alcohol not really present. The soy and the relative flatness hurt this, but it’s really not bad, pretty much an OK straightforward un-gimmicky example of the style. And my first Nevada beer, woo-hoo!
wombat23 (767) - 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 (562) - 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 (3168) - 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 (1031) - 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 (6305) - 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 (754) - 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 (10718) - 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 (9386) - 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 (7700) - 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.