Testodan (7) - - OCT 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maybe the best stout in my town, dark head, malty, strong coffe and chocolate flavors, need another one
smroush (23) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color, very little tan head.
Aroma is somehow creamy, with a real chocolate aroma.
Initial and mid palette are fairly crisp with a pronounced chocolate taste on the finish. A fairly oily texture, especially on the finish. Nice bit of dried fruits. Some tobacco.
Very interesting in that I am struck heavily by what is not as pronounced in some other top imperial stouts. For a 9% ABV beer the alcohol sweetness is not all that noticeable - a good thing. The deep roasted flavors and coffee flavors are also not as pronounced as some.
This is a very good beer. Had some with more complexity, but not very many.
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black, two finger tan head, moderate lacing, great retention. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is mostly bitter, with sweetness in the background. Full bodied, medium carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet with note of licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke and alcohol. An extremely complex and tasty stout.
SupperHopped (4) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
ON NITRO - a little less bold than the bottle version. Taste amazing, silky coffee with a substantial bitterness. A favorite of mine.
ametras (363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Black pour with a frothy tan head. Flavors are milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, caramel, roasted malts, coffee with ashy notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.
Mareglia (14) - - AUG 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown in glass. Chocolate caramel aroma. Smoky, chocolate flavor. Bitter and dry. Very good.
allmyvinyl (3097) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown, thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, cold coffee. Taste is more milk chocolate, light herbal note. Gentle roast bitterness, soft carbonation. Nice.
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
LordBasel (1) - Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautifully smooth with a bitter crisp finish. Creates a dryness that promotes drinkability.
lewiscb (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Going to agree with others here -- Aroma: coffee, caramel. Taste: coffee, chocolate, caramel, malts and licorice (which I despise). Very great balance, oily mouthfeel. Great quality beer however. I found it quite strong for my taste and somewhat bitter. I couldn’t drink much of this but it is "Russian". Awesome brew nonetheless.
spacecube (804) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, pours black with a foamy tan head, aromas chocolate, vanilla, cherry, roasted malt, full bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, finishes balanced bitter with a roasty and fruity aftertaste. Very nice.