vtafro (4484) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roast, smokey, chocolate, herbal and earthy aroma flavors. Aroma is very light, mostly smokey, roasted malt tones.
nathan30533 (863) - 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.
Joakgust (1091) - 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.
gEUS (1388) - 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 aroma’s, light body and a bit watery. Lots of roasty notes in the taste but not particularly outspoken. not my taste.
tnkw01 (1299) - 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.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black motor oil, fine, toasted marshmallow head, 1cm thick. Aroma is salty (oyster?), soy sauce, light cocoa, leafy greenery, moss, walnuts, touch of cocoa, hint of molasses. Body is medium-heavy, oily-starchy, light, medium-fine carbonation, light-to-no burn. Flavor is a zesty, dry hardwood bitter herbs, and twig sap, with some neutral sweetness to balance. A tad bit bitter after a while, actually.
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 (125) - 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 (1252) - 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 (175) - 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 (69) - 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.