ghendrix (121) - Cardiff, WALES - NOV 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brewdog Cardiff. Pours very dark brown, thick fluffy tan head, looks gorgeous. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is nice strong roasted coffee bitterness, a light-medium sweetness. The alcohol is well balanced, full body, smooth thick mouthfeel, warming finish. Excellent.
BrewTom (324) - - NOV 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a perfect ImpRusStout. Rich burnt caramel nose, Teflon smooth mouthfeel & rich coffee/chocolate aftertaste. Like drinking milk from a Russian cow crossbred with cocoa beans that have been caught up in an unfortunate accidental nuclear bomb explosion forming positive mutation offspring...or something.
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FunkyF (155) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapp på BottleRock LA. Svart med tjock hasselnötsfärgat skum. Doftar sött av choklad och karamell. Smaken är söt med inslag av kaffebeska och karamell. Lite spritig eftersmak tyvärr.
Malaclemys (402) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft nitro, pours Black with creamy tan head. Aroma is Soy sauce, caramel, coffee, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, coffee, caramel, chocolate, soy sauce. Balanced dry finish. Very smooth.
Bygers (849) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours very dark ruby amber colour with massive creamy tan head that stays for a long time. Aroma of chocolate upfront and some dark fruit. Taste follows the aroma with some notes of vanilla coffee. Full mouth feel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jsmanigold (22) - - OCT 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige head that slowly went away after being poured. Good chocolate roasted flavor. Wasn?t thick as I hoped, a little on the thin side. Would drink again if given one.
batneil (341) - - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good stout. Full-on strength, plenty of flavour. Tried it both from a bottle and on a nitro tap.
HuskerTan (569) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Cocoa, roasty,
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Cocoa, medium bitterness, malty, alcohol.
P- Full body, thin texture, average carbonation, strong finish.
O- The aromas were quite soft and the flavor was not as complex or rich as I expected and had quite the alcohol burn at the end. I don’t think this one lives quite up to the hopes I’d had from all the rave reviews. Definitely warms you up though!
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"At one point was my favorite beer...it’s slipped a little, but by no fault of it’s own...just broadened my horizons. I can see why some people think this one is a little harsh, but while it’s not as smooth as a couple others, I disagree with that. Pours motor oil black, thick dark brown head, a little bitter for some (ok by me), smells and tastes of roasted chocolate malt, some hop blance, slight alcohol burn. Definitely a sippin’ beer. For one of the best brews you’ll EVER have, order a Black & Black @North Coast (half Rasputin on Nitro, half Old 38)---AWESOME! 3/09 - after having on tap a couple times, my faith in old Raspy has been renewed. More chocolate on tap than in the bottle. Great either way."
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours black with a disappearing beige head. Roasted chocolate and hoppy aroma. Bitter sweet finish. Very nice. In the comparative beer desert of China I will be back for more of this.