ExpendableHero (745) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black brew with a tan head. Strong aromas of dark coffee and something sour. Tastes of earthy notes, roasted/toasted grains, and dark coffee. There are also hints of dark chocolate. These typical dark beer flavors mix with some sour/tart hints of dark fruit. Bitter chocolate finish. Good brew and quite powerful on the palate.
eros47 (49) - Huntington Park, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a khaki head that leaves tons of lacing and dissipates slowly. Aromas consist of chocolate, coffee, dates, and licorice. Bitter at the front of the palate, sweet at the back. Awesome brew.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Rich caramel and toasted cereals, sweet notes.
Appearance: Very thin creamy head, almost black-red clear liquid.
Taste: Rich flavours, unexpected sweetness, very light alcoholic warmth. Burnt caramel, light nut and coffee.
Palate: Light alcoholic warmth in the mouth, very smooth and long bitter finish. Mild carbonation.
Overall: Very rich flavours and aromas, unexpectedly sweet. Alcohol is very well concealed, nice drink.
2beardybrewing (3) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great smell from the barrel ageing. Not my preferable head for this style, but does have a surprising amount of lacing from the off milk like head. Taste contains slight dryness and roasty ness. Provides classic bitter coffee tastes and a nice lingering bitterness but does lack that full rich palate that great imperial stouts provide. But overall solid brew from a even more solid brewer.
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beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black and smells slightly sweet. Taste has both roasted flavors as well as the pinot wine. The roasted flavor fades away and you are left with sweet wine taste. This is a pretty good beer.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was just extremely deicious. Quite dark and quite storng in aroma and features. NIce taste.
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, sophisticated flavours with a strong finish. Like a jags walnut dashboard this screams class and delivers. Love it!
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oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@HBF2013. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, raisins, some wood, vanilla and some sugary notes as well. Flavour is liquorice, mild roasted malts, some ripe fruits and mild hoppyness as well. Nicely balanced and quite fresh imperial stout.
Cantabrian (781) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is how an imperial stout - a Russian Imperial Stout, as historically developed - should taste like. Lovely aroma of leather, cocoa, a touch of coffee, roasted malts and red wine. Pours black as a shoe, with a cream-coloured head that will hang on for a good while. Flavours of charred malts (the bitter ones), chocolates, coffee, oak barrels - wine - plums, and a considerable amount of salt. Yes, salty, unctuous, this oily beer delivers what it promises. Never mind the winish presentation and marketing. This is the real thing.
Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours near black/very dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, berry, varnish, coffee and a touch of spice. The taste is roasted malt, earth, charcoal, alcohol warmth, berry, dark fruit, coffee, ash and chocolate with a dry, roasty finish. Very long finish. Medium-full body, fine-moderate carbonation and chewy mouth-feel. Flavoursome and well balanced.