Panzerfaust (613) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, - JUL 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from Cityís Choice, San Francisco, CA. Pours a deep black color with a huge and long lasting grayish brown head. Aroma is very malty and intensely roasty. In the nose itís heavy on licorice, wood, bitter chocolate, cafe mocha and cocoa powder. A Russian Imperial Stout that relies more on the chocolate side than the coffee-ish side. Taste is bold with a roasty bitterness and residual sweetness from the chocolate malts, especially in the finish. I found notes of ashes, tar, licorice, soy sauce and tons of dark bitter chocolates. Maybe some hidden hops? Or just my imagination, maybe. This one has a big, chewy body, just as expected with a long ashy finish. Smooth, silky in the mouth and a long aftertaste. A rich, intense American Imperial Stout. One of the best non-Barrel Aged Stouts Iíve tasted. Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin would be proud.
MarcoDL (2886) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Black oily pour, no head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, mild vanilla and bitters. Thick mouthfeel. Very nice.
josanguapo (253) - SPAIN - JUL 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From XXXII. In Duvel glass. After dinner. I dont like stouts. I cant finish a guinness. But this one is very different. I enjoy it a lot. Great taste, aroma and aspect
thechandler (589) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, thick cola brown. Aroma is smoky with hints of coffee. Flavor is full of smoky chocolate malt. Drier than I expected. Coffee and tobacco. Definitely very good.
linusb (121) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Coffee, toffee, dark berries T: Chocolate, coffee, caramel O: Very nice light head. Bitter and some sweetness. Nice!
mercsmusic (3) - - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best there is. Drink three of these and nightly night. Best stout on the market. Sorry Guinness. Only wish it was easier to find in Pennsylvania
MarauderSky (15) - - JUL 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
North coast makes good beer, and this is no exception. Obviously, looking at its rating, Iím not alone in realizing how good this is.
mrjez (62) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at TNT Taisho opening party.
L: dark, very dark, and a big fluffy tan head that wonít quit.
S: plenty of chocolate and coffee, no real surprises here.
T: those same smells come through in the taste, along with a bitterness that feels like a strong-roasted coffee, and quality bitter dark chocolate.
F: itís quite dry and roasty, very full-bodied, yet can be drank a quite quickly, with a smoothness that keeps drawing you in for another sip.
O: excellent imperial stout that even hits the spot in the summer months.
Spike531 (7) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a nice strong imperial, chocolaty stout, good flavor, with an okay after taste. Great aroma, and it looks like a chocolate milkshake. Great mouth feel. Overall a nice beer is happily drink again, but wouldnít seek out.
laxuaca (24) - - JUL 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brutal, brutal....imperial en toa regla. Color nigro como el carbon, de sabor, entra muy suave, toque chocolate y cafť y al momento apaez el regaliz y ese regusto amarguin nel paladar......brutal
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with thin beige head.
Hops, citrus, grass, malt, tar, coffee, oil, smoke, rubber, sausage in the nose.
Coffee, chocolate, liquorice, cream, pepper, spicy, citrushops in the mouth. Bitter an sweet, round with medicinal bitterness. Pure class!