blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Torst. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Big dark fruity notes, hard roasted malts, molasses, hints of ash, and some earthy bitterness. Just a big too sweet, but still enjoyable.
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown/black with a dark tan head. Aroma is dark malt with some "fresh" hop. Touch of anise. Near full bodied. Flavor is dark malt, anise, chocolate. Dryish. Hop provides mild bitterness; fruity/earthy hop seems present. Gets a bit astringent in the finish. Very smooth.
LC80 (3) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Dark chocolate and some earthy sweet notes on the nose. Taste is complex with coffee, chocolate, toffee with some dried fruit and licorice. Very rich and oily. Aftertaste is longlasting but finishes a bit on the sweet side. Good beer.
Lawger (103) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Pours black with a finger of dark beige head. Slightly anonymous on the aroma at first but developing into a dense bouquet with morels, fresh barley and coffee. Deep on the palate, slightly too much residual sweetness for me but very good overall impression still. Good bitterness, balanced roasted maliness and chewable texture.
wlajwl (3814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, mild cherries and a small hint of spice. The flavor is dark malts, dark fruit/cherries, oatmeal smoothness, chocolate and a long and acidic finish.
borre_m (252) - NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma has dark berries, roastiness and alcohol. Taste is roasty, licorice and alcohol.
Experiment_Ale (994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Torst wih Kimberly and Taylor. Pours black with zero head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark berries, hint of musky notes. Taste is musky roasty malt, very dark roast, muted burnt berries, harsh flavors working together in an oddly smooth way.
Boutip (4693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice large foamy had dark brown head with excellent retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of sweet black chocolates notes with light roasted malt profile is quite enjoyable. Taste is a dominated by black chocolate with quite a bit of residual sugar notes and some roasted malt with a light dusty finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable and well brewed but maybe a tad too sweet for my taste buds.
robertjm (772) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Small dark tan head. Dark black opaque body. Flavors of raisin and molasses. Not overly heavy body. Nice Russian Imperial Stout! Wish it wasn’t soooooo expensive.
Steasy66 (867) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At torst. Oily black with no head. Fruity, vinuous almost medicinal. Taste retains some medicinal fruit.