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 it’s alcohol presence. Very well balanced. Really good example of this style.
M82 (269) - Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A smooth 1" medium khaki head crowns a jet black body, frothy lace encompasses a soapy island once the head dissipates
Well integrated aromas and flavors of jammy plumb, dark cherries, dark chocolate, subtle smoke, and biscotti, all on a smooth medium plus body sporting a touch of cutting carbonation, coating and building into an additional layer of vanilla
2013 12oz served at 55° into snifter
MayumiH (57) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable. Pleasant and Smooth. Coffee, chocolate, malty, bitter, sweetness, the flavours worked well together without any one in particular dominating. i cant wait to have barrel aged one!
Barnoloid (139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid RIS with chocolate and coffee overtones. A little dried fruit and raisins coming through when it warms. A cult classic - solid go to imperial stout.
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-oz. bottle. The aroma featured charred barley, black licorice, cinnamon-laced pie dough, some surgery molasses, and a hint of phenolic burnt plastic. Murky black (with deep reddish-brown traces) in color topped by an enormous, foamy, dark khaki head. The initial taste is sharp and hot with a deep roastiness holding sway along with an heavier-than-expected earthy hop bitterness. Dark cacao and a surprising sweet peanut butter flavor emerge midway through the snifter. Moderately thick body with a very smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a better-than-average imperial stout.
novice101 (298) - - MAY 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great stout everything you look for, coffee, chocolate, maltyness as well as balance and not overly thick.
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark imperial Russian stout with brown espresso like head once tasted there?s a straight hot of cacao and tobacco with a hint of leather with a sweet hit on the palate and actually refreshing and easy to drink without killing your palate such a great IRS definitely a must try.
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is good stuff. On drought. Almost just a straight up black color. Thick frothy head stubbornly lingers. I didn't detect a strong nose. Tastes complex. I get a lot, lot of dry chocolate. Alcohol comes through on the backside. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Really great representative of the style.
brunoriccia (7) - BRAZIL - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong dark color, nice tofee taste, with high drinkability for a russian imperial stout. There is a nice smooth feel in the mouth, and a mix of alcoohol, coffee and noble hops. Need to have another one to fuuly understand this beer!!!