Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing beer! Dark, rich and complex. It gets better as it warms up a bit, would recommend to everyone!
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maximet (43) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, huge, thick brown foam. Coffee and chocolate, some fruit sweetness. Some alcohol tickle the nose. Taste is complex, from sweet fruit to chocolate bitter. Aftertaste is long and great. Could be a little more slick. Well balanced, well made. Stand well next to the big name.
DrinkinWell (238) - - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown/black with mocha colored head. Chocolate, cocoa nibs, and roasted coffee beans on the nose. Slightly bitter on the tongue; coffee beans, bitter chocolate, cocoa, some hops. Really nice imperial stout!
Garrold (1119) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Crafty Crow, Nottingham. Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Bubbly, tan head. Big roast. Dried fruit. Coffee. Chocolate. Caramel. Taste is fruity dry. Thick, smooth, creamy palate. Dry finish. Nice.
ryecatcher (735) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a stouty opaque brownish-black, espresso colored head with so-so retention and lacing. Aroma is heavy roast, coffee, bakers chocolate, burnt toast. Mouth is medium-full, over-roasted coffee dominating the palate, some soot both fore and aft, cocoa powder and a hint of licorice. I have to be honest, I donít get the hype on this one. I wasnít a huge fan of the anniversary BA version either -- I know a lot of raters really love this one, but I think itís pretty run-of-the-mill compared to a lot of others that Iíve had here in the Midwest from Bells, Three Floyds, Surly, Founders, Pipeworks and Spiteful just to name a few.
two7offsuit (135) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and tobacco with similar flavors.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is oak, earth, walnut, very subtle licorice, feel is very broad, taste is decent cream, acidic espresso note, leather, gingerbread,
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"What a delicious old Russian mystic youíve become Rasputin!". As black as the blackest brown times infinity, this old madman wears a lofty tan cap. What an aroma! An earthy and leathery fragrance that is all but beaten out by alluring, smooth and sweet espresso and dark chocolate. Tastes much like the bouquet implies with some added caramel and nuts and a very well balanced light hopping. Insanely smooth and creamy texture with soft carbonation. I could drink this everyday. A Grigorian guzzle indeed.
hardy008 (5) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance - Pours a huge foamy 4+ finger tan head with great retention. The color is dark black, but allows shades of ruby to show through.
Smell - Chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malt.
Taste - Just like the smell. Has a sweet taste with some bitterness at the end for balance.
Mouthfeel - Rich, smooth, creamy, and full bodied.
Drinkability - Highly drinkable and highly recommended.
andrearaujoo (23) - Vitoria, BRAZIL - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is an intense well flavored dark ale. Toasty, fruity, and subtle bittersweet. Did not realize in taste itís alcohol presence. Very well balanced. Really good example of this style.