rburrell89 (10) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. Pours inky black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet grainy chocolate malts, dark fruit, and some bourbony alcohol.
The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts, tart dark fruits, some black licorice and a roasted bitter finish with some bourbony alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation.
Overall, an excellent imperial stout. All the roast kind of clashed with the sweet, slightly tart, fruit.
Concealer (649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Dark brown with a thick tan head that lasts. Aromas of roasted malt, spice, chocolate, light coffee and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, spice, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. Lingering spice.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in boulder. A relatively crisp imperial stout. A nicely roasted brew with a rich malt palate.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Next to no aroma. Black beer with thin tan head. Lots of licorice and dark, bitter chocolate. Picked this up in Fort Collins in 2013.
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Black appearance with a brown head. Aroma and flavor of coffee, roasted malts, fruity esters, dark chocolate, Belgian yeast, light herbs and dark fruit. Full body with a creamy, smooth feel, soft carbonation and a lingering finish. Complex and tasty, the alcohol is hidden well.
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish.
brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, licorice, ash, and cocoa. Molasses sweetness, some metal, and coffee. Flavor is really roast forward. A lot of ash, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Cocoa powder, licorice, metal, and a touch of molasses sweetness.
theothermatt (149) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at River North 9/28/2013. Pours jet black. Brown head. Aroma of coffee, toffee, tobacco and raisins. Very smooth, malty with no hint of hop bitterness. Very smooth for almost 9.3%. Some interesting fruitiness and yeasty flavors as the beer warms. Nice beer for sipping as the seasons grow colder.
bubbleflubber (1712) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into the glass, with a frothy brown head that leaves thick lacing. The nose is of roasts and dark fruits with a healthy malt bill. Flavors are dry-roasted with dark esters and black malt, bitter chocolate, black cherries and finish with a roasted grainy bitter. The mouthfeel is smooth with semi-active carbonation, light ABV and tons of roasted bitter effervescence on the palate. Nicely done, with an interesting Belgian yeast twist on the impy stout. I like it.
aecoryn85 (13) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pours black with a light brown lacing.
Smell: I get chocolate and roasted malt with some belgian spices.
Taste: Starts off with strong chocolate and roastiness then changes to a subtle sweetness rounded off with a hint of hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body carbonation. As it warms up the beer is gets better with each sip.
Overall: A one of kind of stout that I will be repurchasing.
dpetrick (4) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This russian imperial is no doubt unique from many other stouts. Nose has notes of roasted coffee bean, and sweet molasses. Pours a deep brown that leaves behind decent head retention. The hops are well balanced with the malts used. Somewhat of a dry, spicy finish and for a 9+% abv this stout drinks very nice even on a 75 degree summer night.