DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Bottle.Rating #400! So, Papa Grigori, we meet at last. A seductive deep roast flavor rises from that first sip. I detect a not unexpected raisiny note to you, and then something that whispers in my ear, "cherries." For something in such a tiny bottle, your taste is big and strong, deep and dark, deep and dark. Am I aware of your stoutish bitterness, that cuts through the smoothness of your malts. Yes, I am, Papa Perhaps it is from the time the Romanov partisans tried to drown you in the Neva.
So I made my fourth hundred reviews in a little over 4 months. That trip to Russia sure help me find new cheap beers. Still, pretty good for a homebrewer with cases of his own stuff to drink.
melush (1160) - SPAIN - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
@ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sweet / Malta tostada, cafe, chocolate, dulce.
Monchito_IPA (166) - SPAIN - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Espuma abundante con retención más bien pobre. Aroma muy torrefacto, con chocolate, sin mucha complejidad. Final muy amargo y torrefacto, con algo de astringencia. Poco cremosa para lo que esperaba.
Cam_Dynamite (78) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a white slightly tan head. Nose is coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is loaded with powdered cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla, with a bitter finish. Definitely above average. Solid, reliable and always good!!
Mjp12 (628) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great imperial stout, full of chocolate and coffee, but also very easy to drink.
teddybeer (2512) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a frothy beige head with medium durationand nice lacework. Aroma has notes of coffee beans, chocolate and vanilla hints. Flavor is roasty, notes of black ripe fruit, mainly raisins and plumbs, coffee and black chocolate. Smooth sensation in the final with roasted and light bittery notes.
Turtles (167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bishop Arms Hornsgatan. Smoky and burnt aroma of mocha and booze. Black in the glass with a bubbly tan head. Enormous taste !! As if someone hits an iron pipe straight into my jaw. Hops, smoke, licorice, chocolate. Many complex flavors, sweet and dry at the same time.
LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on Nitro @ Meddlesome Moth Nose - toasted nuts and light coffee beans. Taste - A thinner palate than I would like. It enters soft and light with expression beans and chocolate. Finish is a tad bitter as it leans on the Java for weight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
davidtjm (799) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, coffee. Taste is coffee, toffee, malty, warm alcohol, pleasant but not overwhelming complexity. Very good
Ngejo (477) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, rocky head, brown foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
adasko (787) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this one. Looks just perfect. Awesome chocolate and coffee aroma. Great malty taste with amazing bitterness in the end.