liquidhedonism (94) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 12 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is boozy, roasty, and sweet, with hints of licorice, chocolate, prunes, and leather. Mouthfeel is dry, with a bitter and astringent finish. The malt sugars have mostly been converted to alcohol, leaving little residual sweetness, which would have been nice to balance out the massive roasted grain bill. All in all, a damn fine beer.
julesjis (74) - Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Whole Foods in Tanasbourne. Aroma is rich almost chocolatey. The beers pours beautiful dark and velvety. Taste is not over the top sweet. First taste is rich, but a bit chalky. Finishes sweet and very smooth. I can see why this beer has a "cult following".
hudsonfire (2) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good aroma, amazing poor, great tan head, dark black body. A very complex taste with a warming finish, a bit sour and bitter for my taste but that’s a Russian Imperial Stout. Overall an amazing example of a Russian Imperial Stout.
witthatsbier (259) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 12fl oz from Valhallas goat Glasgow
pours a black colour with a thick beige head
aroma is rich malt with heavy black coffee
taste is rich malt starting sweet,with dry bitter coffee and chocolate and then long bitter dry finish
A really nice beer
TattooJack (111) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle of a 4-pack into a pint glass. This would make the perfect picture with its jet black bottom and nice tan collar. The taste is filthy and delicious at the same time. The 9% provides an automatic light headed feeling. Downed 3 in an hour so I’d say it’s easy drinking. I think this sets the standard for stout.
Bahumat (122) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: 6/10. Mostly hops, and sour, ashy malt.
Appearance: 5/5. Beautiful black pour with a medium tan-mocha head. Beautiful lacing.
Taste: 7/10. Sour and slightly grapefruity up front, with more sour malt and subtle coffee and subtler ashy notes.
Palate: 4/5. Nice smoothness, a little light-bodied, lingering ashiness in the mouth more than anything.
Overall: 14/20. Not my favorite russian imperial stout by far. Quite dry, not particularly sweet, very ashy, and just sort of middling all around. Won’t purchase again.
fabioanselmo (183) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uma Russian Imperial Stout agradabilíssima ao paladar. No nariz, notas de café torrado. Na boca, sabor amargo com lembrança de chocolate. No olho, uma bela espuma e uma cor preta como a noite. Cerveja forte e saborosa. Recomendo
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60minuteman (789) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oil black pour, there was a ton of tan head on my pour but it has since disappeared and not reappeared in any head or lace form. Aroma of malt, hop, oak, coffee, espresso, chocolate. Addicting flavor much the same. Roast is inescapable. Very smooth, bitter. The transition from coffee to malt to alcohol is flawless.
ckemps35 (15) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Russian Imperian Stout - now THIS is the type of beer I love. The darker, the better. This is pitch black, and pours with a brown-ish head. This even tastes dark. I’d say it has a smoky, charcoal flavor, with some coffee/chocolate backing it up. It seems to have a lot of more mild flavors in this as well. It feels heavy, but smooth. I can’t see myself drinking a lot of these, partially to the fullness of it, and partially to the 9% alcohol. The smoothness does make it hard to tell there is much alcohol in it. Overall, a delight to drink.
shanoknowsfood (51) - Hawaii, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Bottle @ Whole Foods, Sarasota, FL.
One of the best Imperial Stouts i’ve had yet! The coffee flavor is overwhelmed by the mocha & alcohol by the 3rd or 4th sip (which, this is the first bottled version that’s been able to do that for me!)...and the alcohol istelf is well hidden. Complex flavors that sent my taste buds into ecstasy!
Delicious and amazing beer.