joergen (23765) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Nice aroma of chocolate and coffee with notes of fruits.
Flavour of chocolate and coffee with lots of roasted notes.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cappy multi coloured head. Taste at first is kind of erm..harsh. Second sip is where this old man gets ya. Solid. A taste as thick and rich as the colour it pours.....I swear this badbwoy had me holding my hand up like the bloke on the bottle while looking at pictures of Leninís tomb. The alcohol is is certainly placed well with the overall roast malt blended nicely with chocolate hints and coffee placements. This follows up loverly to the old engine oil I just sank. booya
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle: Opaque black with tan sustaining head. Lots of roasted malt thrown in some sweeter malt. Roast and toasty flavor, some alcohol as well. A great beer, but within its style there are people doing Impyís better.
fatguys (75) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black, black beer with a dark cocoa head. The head is a chocolate malt-o-meal type of a hue. Smells like dark chocolate, coffee and raw cocoa. Medium lacing.
Very thick mouthfeel and perhaps the most buttery beer Iíve every had. Tastes of unsweetened choclate, coffee and a hint of sweetness. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness and lots of butter.
What a nightcap. Not my favorite impreial stout, but impressive. Not as complex as some, but oh so buttery. I good by from Cost Plus World Market.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black colour with thick foamy mocha brown head. Roasted coffee malt nose. Bitter roasted coffee malt taste with lingering bitter roasted malt finish.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was hoping that this would be something special, but it turned out to be a a minor dud, Smells of a choclate and floral bouquet with taste of coffee and a liqorice aftertaste.
Not the worst but was expecting more
MaltOne (277) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most handsome brews around. Beautiful Cappicino head, creamy with carmel edges. Dark coffee color.Aroma moderate. Flavor a nice a nice deep balance of sweet, deep roasted malts, and a touch of bitter. Not the most complex or lingering, but satisfying.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2006 June 16, 2006 Re-rate
Aroma is very intense with burnt roasted malt, dark choclate, raisins, dark fruit and molasses. The body is flat black and holds a diminishing thumb thick mocha head. Fore is burnt bitter yet raisin sweet with gobs of dark chocolate backing up the sweet fruit notes. They combined to give an almost cherry like flavor. Mouthfeel is delightful. Rich and filling, but bracing from the alcohol. Still a winner!
Original Rating was 4.3
Another beer I forgot to rate. This is the kind of Imperial Stout I enjoy. Many tend to go too far with the hops, but Rasputin manages to be big without being one dimensional. It is roasty AND sweet with a sort of burnt coffer and bakerís choclate profile. Good stuff.
Imbockinsxtx (81) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a Jet Black Colour into a Snifter with almost no head forming. The Aroma was of sweet molasses. WOW! My mouth was assaulted with an astringent alcohol and hop blast that set against the backdrop of sugar and malt was quite new and interesting. This one is a lovely brew destined to become an Amercian Classic.
Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great, thick, burning stout that leaves nothing left of you but a want for more of this stuff. Had it at Maharís in Albany. Soo many flavors all at once, rich, sweet, hops, good stuff.