BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to errantnight. Pours with a deep black, inky pour and a somewhat lasting deep brown head. Aromas of chocolate, dusty, cocoa, ash, raisins and licorice. Some currants. Flavors of ash, cocoa, currant, vinous, tar notes. Very lively carbonation, dry, light acidity.
harrymel (614) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful silky black with a soft light mocha foam. I’m not usually impressed by a stout’s look, but this one is pretty to me. Cocoa, leather, alcohol, licorice and hints of graham. Flavor is bready with a rye tone and some more graham and dark, dark chocolate. A bit of oxidation is evident, but not to the demise, rather a slight compliment to the beer. Body is very thin for the style, almost empty with a subdued (due decorum) carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer, but not worth seeking out again for me.
Serving type: bottle
Jesterdeal (1469) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nose and glasses shared by Jeff. Aroma is deep roast coffee and chocolatey malt. Pours black with a small brown head that quickly fades into a white wispy film. Taste is dark and roasty with notes of roast coffee, super dark chocolate, and a sweet woody finish. If you had told me this was aged in oak, I might believe you. This is a near to perfect Russian Imperial Stout. Great full mouthfeel without being Marshal Zhukov sticky. Great roast without tasting like a rauch. I can’t rave about this stout enough. I wish I had a case.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle, shared by BriceNice,, 11/17/2013. Pours black, little to no head, a few bubbles float around the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate, deep char notes, coffee, vanilla and rich bourbon finish. Taste is chocolate, touch of coffee, caramel bourbon finish, boozy. Thick body. Very nice.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Dark Chocolate, Licorice, Mild Coffee
T: Licorice, Anise, Chocolate, Mild Coffee
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty solid Imperial Stout, a little different with the anise, licorice taste I thought.
timfoolery (1070) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade long ago in a galaxy right here. Aroma and flavor are great. Way too much carbonation though. A little better after it settles down. Still, good beer.
Lukaduke (1479) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep black color with a big three finger gaseous khaki foam. The nose has tons of dark fruit, plum and heavy chocolate roast. The palate follows with a touch too much vinous fruit for my liking in an imperial stout. Lots of dark brunt chocolate roast helps balance the beer but just a good beer in my opinion not a great beer.
rodenbach99 (2805) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille d’une pinte et 9 oz. Imperial Stout classique par sa nature, la couleur est brun foncé et sa mousse est brune. Un nez qui n’épate ni ne déçoit avec du chocolat, des cerises et des notes de grains grillés. En bouche le liquide surprend par sa texture velouté, son chocolat mi-amère. Une touche de poussière rappelant le cendrier gâche la finale.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Black pour with a creamy looking tan head. Big and complex aroma. Coffee, toffee, caramel and some vanilla underneath. Lots of coffee and roasted malt at the start of the flavor with a creamy sweetness in the middle that gives way to a big roasted and almost smoky finish. A bit too thin for how big the aroma and flavor is, but beyond that it’s fantastic.
Ron (2189) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours a nearly ink black that lets just a chink of light in at the bottom of the glass, and has a good light tan head. Aroma has notes of molasses and roast coffee. Smoky flavor has caramel, licorice and coffee notes. Firm, smooth texture is quite lively. Hides the ABV well.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the September 2013 3R6P tasting. The 2011 edition +++ Sampled from a large brown bottle this beer poured thick and black with a small soapy brown head that faded quickly and left only a hint of lacing. The aroma was sweet molasses, anise, vanilla, port wine and a hint of coconut. The flavor was toasty malts, coconut, vanilla, chocolate syrup, faint port wine and anise. Long finish of anise, vanilla, chocolate and coconut.. Full, thick and smooth body. Excellent.