pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear semi-dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is licorice, cocoa, bread, coffee, dark sugars, soy, earthy hops, booze and dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet,bitter and a little salty. Body is medium, texture is viscous, carbonation is near flat. Finishes dry,dusty, roasted and a little bitter with quite some burn. Somewhat incoherent, the low carbonation and the surprisingly narrow palate.
SamP01 (638) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep black with a small quickly fading tan head. Aroma and Taste is sweet dark malts, caramel, licorice, cacao and coffee flavors with some bit of dark fruit notes. Palate is a full creamy body, carbonation is very mild. Finishes with the same sweet dark malt and caramel undertones,licorice dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Carbonation seemed very low as well as any bitter notes to balance. Overall a good flavorful brew.
arn8897 (202) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured dark black from a bomber. Thin khaki head. Aromas of raisin or other dark dried fruit and licorice. Taste of chocolate malt and coffee with a little licorice. Nice thick mouth feel. Little to no alcohol warmth. Covered very nice for a 10.2 ABV. Very nice beer highly recommended.
Beachmaster (262) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours black, with a dense tan head that lasts. Good lacing. Not much on the nose, and taste is dark fruit and coffee. Nicely balanced stout.
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at tderoeck’s place. Thanks Ben. 7.11.14 Gent. Nitro. Black with big tan head. Fruity, a little smoke, then sweet aroma, bitter and smooth taste. Smooth, full-bodied, no carbonation.
TThumper89 (18) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/20/14 in a heavy goblet glass from 12 oz. bottle - Super smooth trifecta of cocoa, dried fruit, & licorice flavors sums it up.
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BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from nitro bottle. Pours a dark almost black color with creamy white two finger head. Aroma - chocolate notes, small bit of coffee, malt, touch of yeast. Taste - coffee, dark chocolate, dark malt, licorice, touch of milky creaminess. Licorice is a bit overwhelming. Slight bit of alcohol burn at the back of the throat. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Finish is medium length.
superspak (3627) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/28/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
FestDecBeet (412) - - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours a black color. Lights tan head.
Smell: very fruity. Apple. Slight coffee flavor. Black Licorice. Light coffee.
Taste: black licorice. Light coffee. Coffee bitterness. Light chocolate. Very roasty.
Feel: very creamy mouth feel. Extremely smooth. Not too overly nitrogenated.
Overall: good beer. Not a huge fan of the licorice. Too much coffee bitterness. But a good attempt at a coffee stout.
First drank: home 11/12/14
rumproasts (4241) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Thick black with one finger nitro head. Big boozy aggressive stout. Moderate bitterness. Chocolate, licorice, some faint dark fruit.