Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle NIG thanx to OKBEER. The pour was thick and oily, with out much head. The small brown head sat on a very deep black body. Nose was caramel and roasted malts and coffee and dark fruits, ahhh nice! There is an immense dryness to this, nice amount of carbonation to help carry the flavors around the mouth, and the mouth feel was heavy and full. I have no trace of the 8%, very nice brew, loved it.
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe it’s just me but I really enjoy when the head on a dark beers hangs around for a bit. This one’s didn’t but it was still a great beer. Quite bliggity black, this one, an aroma of coffee, maple, roasty chocolate malt and brown sugar. It’s quite boldly bitter at first with a strong molasses kick but leaves the tongue basking in a light sweet finish. Fairly oily feel to a medium thick body. Very enjoyabeer.
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was excited about this one, and it didn’t let me down. Poured black with creamy tan head. Stunk of coffee, nuts, and molasses. Tasted of big molasses, strong coffee, and brown sugar. Had copious amounts of big boozy warmth. Had a heavy oily body that coats your tongue with a bitter aftertaste. Great brew.
Ferris (3019) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Roasted malts and light chocolate. Jet brown with a thin white head. Tastes as it smells. Average, nothing special.
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Kevin. Lots of coffee and grounds. Sort of green and roasty. Very tame tick.
vadie (633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noir sombre avec une mousse moyenne marron. L’arôme à plein de café. Onctueux en bouche avec un goût intense de café avec du malt torréfié et une finition d’amertume moyenne.
czar (4152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear dark brown with a small creamy beige head, some retention and lacing. bitter chocolate, bitter coffee, some resin, chalk, nutty fruitiness, warming alcohol, dusty and woodsy notes, hint of smoke. moderate sweetness - balanced by a bold hopping. moderate carboantion, medium body - sily and velvety, coffee and grassy-resinous finish. relatively complex and expertly crafted. solid.
plaugher (159) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep black with a light tan head. Hefty roasty malt aroma overwhelms, with a hint of coffee and a bit of tire. Sweet maltiness with some coffee and dried fruits. Dry and sticky on the palate. Very warming and enjoyable.
brokensail (10642) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very, very dark brown, almost black, with a khaki head. Heavy on the roasted malt aromas with some dark fruit, licorice, and coffee. Dark chocolate, burnt sugar, and a hint of molasses. The flavor is a touch bitter, but has a lot of sweetness from the burnt sugar, licorice, and molasses. Big roasted malt and coffee, some dark chocolate, and a touch of alcohol.
jdobbs (352) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
his beer was born for greatness. Sent by English brewers via the Baltic Sea to the court of the Czars, Russian Imperial Stout was brewed to very high gravities and allowed to ferment on the long voyage. The result? A dark, strong and bracing brew, imbibed by Peter, adored by Catherine and now reclaimed by you, the People. Za Vas!
thorongil2 (1158) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aroma of stewed fruit and roast; sweet flavour with a long medium bitter/roasty finish; average