phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark, looks a little thin for an imperial stout. Not crazy about the flavor, alcohol comes through way too much for me, flavor is just not good. Good brewery, but something went wrong with this one, not enjoyable.
tsadich (20) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice deep Russian imp look, very well hidden booze, just not as deep of a taste very simple one note.
tsd08460 (73) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: roasty, licorice, raisin, chocolate,
Appearance: dark brown, clear, minimal head,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, coffee, chocolate
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
pumpmaster (1203) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce Nitro bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $10.99/4-pack Very good.
Jabah (139) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is almost everything I am looking for in a beer. Taste, appearance, strength, etc. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s the "perfect" beer, but only one or two steps down....for me. Not super dark black like most stouts, but a very dark brown- maybe small hints of amber in the color. It is pretty thick but not overwhelmingly dense. Taste is both sweet and bitter...hard to tell which is more. Maybe slightly more on the bitter end. Oh yeah, did I mention the strength? If you are looking for something in the 14-20% range this may not be for you, but at 10% I’d recommend only drinking one 20oz. at a time....or splitting one with a buddy.
asceticbrewer (65) - Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro 12oz into nonic pint. Pours a dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is creamy, sweet, roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla.
gyllenbock (5344) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in February 2013.
Black with a medium tan head. Roasted malt, dried fruit, light spices, coffee and chocolate. The body was full and the aftertaste long. Quite tasty.
demannu (113) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 UPDATE 3/17- just drank my 3rd nitro bottle from my 4pk. Nice looking beer. Always enjoy watching a nitro settle after a hard pour. Pleasant super smooth creamy flat texture (expected from a nitro). Just not a fan of the taste. After i finish the last bottle i have, I’ll be happy to never drink this again.
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick and creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice and raisins. Flavor of black coffee, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, raisins and some dark fruit. Med plus body with a dry and bitter finish.
Stuu666 (5559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog. Pours black, smoky burnt berry taste, light sweetness, chocolate, very bitter. Burnt taste recedes as it warms.
SotallyTober (72) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a mocha head. There’s a licorice, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt aroma. Medium body that was creamy on the palate. flavor’s of chocolate, coffee, licorice, raisin, and spices.