ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle...semi transparent deep garnet pour (dark red light seen as glass is held up to light). Small light brown head...gone in an instant. Fruity, vineous aroma. Roasted chocolate malt, coffee, and butterscotch evident in the nose also. Smells really nice. Not overly sweet, burnt/roasted malt flavors, some strong coffee. Nice hop presence to balance it all. Really nice bitter finish, alcohol hardly evident. Slightly oily mouthfeel, not overly chewy. A good imperial stout in my opinion.
thornecb (5503) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black into a snifter. Fruit and roasted chocolate aromas. Head quickly disspates to hug edge of glass. Medium sweet and heavy bitter -- almost like a chocolate espresso bean.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out a deep black head with a small tan head.There is definetly hints of coffee and chocolate.The finish is bitter and all in all a pretty good stout.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour was black with a tan head. This one is best served at about 50 - 55 degrees. The chocolate and caramel come out at this time and you get a nice achohol kick at the end.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours black, small compact tan head, aroma of coffee, chocolate, and alcohol, flavor is roasted and chcolate malt, alcohol, with a bitter finish but to overly bitter. good meaty body, good stout.
jtr167 (4) - USA - JAN 19, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Old Rasputin pours smooth, small tan head. A very rich and robust flavor but will leave you thirsty afterwards. It’s a worthwhile everyday drink but limit it to two or less, prefereable one. This isn’t a frat/puke beer.
jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
stouts are not tops on my list but this one could change my mind. coffee and raison aroma. It taste like the same coffee and dark chocolate. What makes this special to me is the bitter finish with no trace of alcohol. I’ll have to pick this up again
krang (6) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Equal parts coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. The sweet chocolate and bitter coffee compliment each other particularly well.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Tasted of coffee and chocolate with some alcoholic warming also. A great stout that I’m sure I will be enjoying over and over again.
sunevdj (3954) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Pours black with a beige head. Very rich, slightly rumlike. Aromas of caramel, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Creamy and very full bodied. A bit of sourness in the finish. Very nice.
Re(blind)rated at sk8viking’s: 7-3-7-3-15