yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours pitch black with a very small tan head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is sweet malts with no hop presence. Otherwise, not much in the nose for a beer as big as this should be.
The taste is sweet indiscernable sugars with an almost rum-like quality. The alcohol is very present in the taste though not overpowering enough to be distractingly unpleasant.
It has a medium body with a somewhat sticky texture and soft carbonation.
This is really a pretty good stout, but not as complex as Iím looking for in an IMPERIAL stout. The flavors are quite muted and indistinct but are still pleasant. Iím on the fence with this one. On the one hand, I do like the taste. On the other hand, it isnít a FANTASTIC beer. I donít know. Try it and tell me what YOU think...
nathan30533 (903) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew is caramel in taste and possibly raisins. Good looking and ok tasting brew. Aged almost five years.
bretl48 (1) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong taste that shows its 10% abv. Great dark color and falling head. Reminded me of Guinness in visual terms.
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of chocolate milk, vanilla, caramel, dark malts, raisins, figs, earth and star anise. Pours black with a nice cascading head. Taste is extremely smooth and flavorful with notes of chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, toffee, coffee, espresso, dark malts, caramel, roasted malts. tar, campfire char, dry earthiness, raisins, black licorice, nougat, vanilla and metallic malts. Alcohol is slightly subtle but definitely there. Finishes really dry and roasty with a creeping hop bitterness and resin to it. Overall, this is absolutely fan-freaking-tastic. There are so many flavors going on in this beer and they all just hit you immediately. So well balanced and incredibly complex. A+ rating.
Joakgust (1115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee, molasses, herbs, chocolate and cardboard. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, molasses, vanilla and licorice. Well balanced.
reberiii (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Silky, slight chocolate mouth coating, but not heavy on the chocolate taste. Pours out flat at first, then produces an awesome finger of caramel foam (if poured properly). Touch of cherry on the nose, slightest coffee. Medium body for an imperial, roasty. Itís a solid stout.
williamstome (1349) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour, guinness-esque brown head. Excellent retention, beauteous. Nice aroma of cocoa, fantastic flavor of chocolate, nuts, toffee and dark fruits. Very smooth and full.
tnkw01 (1336) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown in color, almost black. Aroma of raisins, coffee and chocolate. Taste is black licorice, coffee, chocolate and herbal notes.
zoucrew102 (871) - - JUL 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, nitro version. Very rich roasted malt aroma with excellent chocolate notes as well as some licorice. Pours black with a decent light brown head with excellent retention and lacing. Starts with excellent roasted malt and licorice flavors and a slick, creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth with rich chocolate sweetness coming through and coating the palate wonderfully. Fantastic Russian imperial stout!
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a smooth creamy beige head. Smells like chocolate, booze, light raisin, light ash, earthy malt, and earthy hops. Tastes like booze, ash, raisin, earth, and a hint of licorice and chocolate. Light/medium body and carbonation.
gEUS (1473) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro version - bottle tasted at The Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting April 2015. Pours deep black with a small off-white head. Bland aromaís, light body and a bit watery. Lots of roasty notes in the taste but not particularly outspoken. not my taste.