SODAK14 (296) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really good stout! Pours a dark body with a nice tan head. Reminds me a lot of Guinness but I like this one better. Nice finish!
arn8897 (76) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a khaki head. Aromas of coffee and some smoke with malt sweetness but not overpowering. Nice lacing in the glass. Taste of coffee and some smoke with malt. Very nice stout. Medium mouth feel. Overall very nice example of a Russian Imperial Stout.
growler6 (23) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb. Worth a big sniff before every sip, much like brandy only better. The malt stands up to the bitterness, which often gets overwhelmed in other Imperial Stouts. Viscous, chewy and filling. It’s the cure for dealing with eight feet of snowfall in a month.
miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (1048) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
This one was definitely a very nice imperial stout from North Coast but at the same time it wasn’t one that managed to blow me away or indeed to live up to the heights of some of the other American brewed imperial stouts that I’ve tried over the last few months. The beer was highly drinkable despite the strength, although some alcohol was noticeable throughout; an enjoyable beer but just not my favourite of the style.
Shanebrews (208) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the most aromatic beer I have sniffed in some time. The aroma absolutely explodes with dark rich malts, alcohol, and a light funk. The body is heavy and the taste is thick with roasty malt and coffee. The finish brings out elements of dried fruit like raisins or prunes. The beer hides its alcohol well and is smooth on the finish. There is a proper bitterness. Overall, a fantastic brew.
beersammich (61) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best imperial stout I’ve tried. Very nice smokey, roasted feeling to it. Smell is great makes you want it right from the pour. Over all a wonderful beer. I had this from a bottle.
Iznogud (1199) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro on tap at Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Brooklyn. Pours black with medium creamy dense brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, hops in aroma. Chocolate and roasted malts in flavor, medium sweetness, bitterish coffee finish. Quite drinkable for style and abv. Very good.
alex_alkis (383) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really well made imperial stout that is a real delight to drink. Could have had some more roasted tones to it, but still very very good.
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at carolina ale house. Delicious chocolate aroma. Rich and surprisingly light b odies. Velvety chocolate all around. Creamy. Fundamentally chocolate.
Beerhunter111 (8930) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein tiefschwarzes Imperial Stout, es hat eine schöne cremige bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, leicht alkoholisch, Kaffee, Vanille. Geschmack intensiv schokoladig, alkoholisch, Vanillle, etwas Kaffee, klasse!