BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Big chocolate and dark roasty malt aroma. The hops come through in the aroma and flavor. This is a big dark roasty Impy stout. Awesome flavors this also gives off a slight cream base from the Kahula. Super taste and finish.
lightbias (362) - USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a beer Iíve never heard of, from a brewery Iíve never heard of, and although Iím not a huge fan of the White Russian, I was gifted this bottle by someone who remembered that Iíd loved the name of the brewery, months after Iíd made the comment. Thanks, @kayakpatrick!
- I peel the cap from the bottle, and lean in for the aroma. Hm. Not much there. Weak coffee, no sugar, lots of cream; a little bit of over ripe plum. Iím a bit disappointed as this has already been warming for a few minutes, but I keep the faith and tip the glass to the neck and pour. The beer is a deep nut-brown, the latte-hued foam rises with the cascading liquid, porous and fickle. The head diminishes in just a few minutes, leaving a ring at the glass and a few scattered islands of spongy foam spiraling the surface. I lift the snifter and sip at the rim. I was anticipate very sweet, but what I taste is so much nicer than my expectations. The coffee is predominant, the creaminess in the body very nice; I expected something akin to a White Russian, and I get none of it. No Kahlua, no sweetness, nothing out of the ordinary, just a nice, basic imperial stout, albeit a nice one!
- As the beer warms in the glass, the aroma takes a larger space in the snifter. I pull again at the beer, and follow with a deep, long swallow. The Kahlua-soaked oak is not as soaked as I think they meant it to be, but the aroma and flavor of the wood is perfect for the body of the brew. The body is a bit too light for the flavor or the moderately bitter taste, but the stuff is entirely drinkable and Iím led to believe that this is nowhere near a 9% ABV.
-The finish is somewhat bitter, a bite on my throat, but the smooth creaminess is a counter to that rough edge. All in all, Iíd say this is a really nice rep for this brewery. Damn nice beer, enjoyable as hell, and I hope to hear from them again.
WABeerFiend (351) - - NOV 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bomber on 11.05.15. A: Milk chocolate, cocoa, and coffee. A: 1/2 finger off-white head that recedes to a ring and a milky spot of foam. Midnight black body with some red in the glass. T: Roasty malt and oak dominate. Milk chocolate and cream are subtle. P: Creamy smooth and light like a porter in the mouth. O: Thereís quite a bit of burn for 9% ABV. The flavors are muted and the Kahlua doesnít seem to be there.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours a jet black color with a brown hue with a small tan head that leaves light lacing. Smells of, coffee, caramel, vanilla, and chocolate and maybe slight lactose sugar. Tastes at the same things with the slight flavor of the Kalua soaked oak the used in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick and silky, also creamy with good carbonation. Pretty impressed with all thatís going on flavor wise. Iíd have to say this is my favorite from Naked City that Iíve had to date.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose is roasty with some coffee coming off of it. Taste is very roasty and slightly bitter, with coffee showing up here, too. Really good beer. Me gusta mucho.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a medium size creamy khaki head, and very good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, a touch of vanilla, a little coffee, and some wood.
taste is slightly sour, bakers chocolate, malt, some coffee, and oak. ends creamy with a slight bite.
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a few months old. Pours with a big long lasting head and lace. Aroma is big roast, espresso acidic, light raisins, Flavor is similar with coffee bitterness, sugar and Kahlua sweetness, light lactic sour throughout. Body is silty, full, lively, soft. Sounds like a bad idea but it works. The Kahlua is not pronounced or distinctly identifiable.
cobaink2 (228) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from NC. Very little head. Lots of dark roast coffee and char possibly from the oak barrels. It's taste is great on first taste and dissipates quickly. Some lingering coffee notes. Interested it trying the other versions of This that NC sometimes has.
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bytemesis (5194) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with a small fizzy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is chocolatey, roasty, some coffee. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, chocolate, some oakiness. Light body for the style, but still manages to be somewhat creamy. Lots of carbonation is distracting. A lot of good things going on in this one, but they donít really come together.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Charcoal black pour with a cap of light brown foam. Aroma has notes of chocolate mocha, licorice, espresso and oak. Taste is milk chocolate, roasted malt and white wine upfront along with some dark roast coffee, cherry and molasses toward the end. Moderately thick and creamy mouthfeel with more charred malt and oak in the finish. Although the French oak notes donít always mesh with the traditional Imperial Stout flavors it definitely gets points for creativity.
neepsntatties (1520) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour...nearly black with a thick off white head. Nose...smells like a White Russian! Creamy, milky, light bodied coffee. Palate... a bit thin for an imperial stout. Flavours are similar to whatís on the nose with more of the coffee-like thing going on, but all quite subdued otherwise.