garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy from Styles, Nice smell of molasses. Taste was sweet with hints of dried fruit. Not over powering but noticible. Alcohol was well hidden. lacing was nice also. Good beer
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark black, with a medium brown head that diminishes to a skinny layer, great lacing all the way down. Aroma is chocolate, molasses and a touch of fruity sweetness. Taste is roasted malts, bitter coffee, some smoke and toasted marshmallow. Medium to heavy body and some alcohol warming as it goes down, the way a good imp stout should be. Good stuff.
TimsRatings (421) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ridgewood Raleigh. Powerful coffee flavor. One of the darkest beers I've seen.
Good taste. Would gladly order again.
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LearninBeer (413) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black with a nice brown head. The aroma is malty, with a port smell and a toasted/burnt coffee smell. The lacing is excellent, the head lasted a while but is mostly diminishing. The initial flavor is back and side tongue bitters with a burnt toffee flavor, settles down and leaves a nice creamy taste in your mouth. Got a couple to age, Iíll bet the flavors will mellow out.
RyanMM (413) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark black with a very full mocha head. Lacing is very fine and fairly moderate. Nose is full of chocolate, coffee, malt, with a bit of dark fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, nice and sweet with a moderate bittering and pepperiness that cleanses the palate on the finish. A pretty good RIS, not too overbearing like some can get.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black body with a thin brown head. Strong dark malts, vanilla, burnt coffee and an alcohol bite. Very good.
MaxxDaddy (413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from iowaherkeye (thanks!). Had this one with dessert on Christmas. Poured black with small tan head. The aroma on this one was most certainly different than other imperials Iíve had; way more fruit in there. I was on the fence about if it was a good thing or not. Iím a man who like experimenting, so I say good on them. Along with the dark fruit came some roast and chocolate. The taste was rather odd as well. In addition to dark fruits and chocolate, there was a sort of sour/soy sauce element as well. It wasnít enough to throw the brew off too much, which was nice. Pretty creamy on the tongue and finished more chocolaty and roasty.
sjohnny (409) - - SEP 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. Dark and thick with a brown foamy head. Rich and roasty flavors. Very full bodied.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a really good Impy. Pours thick, viscous black from the bottle, with a medium brown head. Lots of lacing on each of the two I had, with strong coffee, cocoa, and something almost fruity in the nose. Flavor is impressive, especially when you consider Leinieís doesnít make anything even remotely like this beer. Strong smoky coffee and cocoa, with some tiny hints of fruit and alcohol, but not too much. Like was said below, this is the closest Iíve tasted to a sessionable Imperial Stout.
scotchzombie (401) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz bottle to glass. Pours a viscous, rich licorice color with a creamy tan head. Fine-bubbled lacing. Aroma is sweet roasted malts and earthiness. Notes of coffee and licorice. Initial taste is firewood and burnt and smoked grains and a rich malty licorice sweetness. Complex flavors abound more subtly - coffee again, and some dark chocolate. A sense of oatmeal as well. Quite a bit of bitterness on the backend and it merges with a burnt licorice flavor in the aftertaste before leaving a residue of booze. This is a distinctive and crafty Russian Imp. Very good.
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