Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great imperial stout! Aroma is bold, rich, espresso, faint chocolate, and a little boozy. Taste is coffee and rich malt flavor. The finish is smooth and delicious and very full bodied... really nice.
coolfunnj (360) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
strong aromas of coffee and chocolate,licorice,caramel bit of smoke and some spice... deep dark brown/black liquid allows no light thru with thin tan head leaves plenty of lacing..you get all the flavors of the aroma in the flavor along with a bit of dark fruitiness,vinous quality,and even a bitter hint of tingly hops at the end..kind of reminds me of old Rasputin with a bit more fruit and licorice flavor..overall if you like Russian imperials youll be very pleased by this
mrjaxson (497) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An appearance point for the bottle label artwork--really! Not only a great-tasting imperial stout with layer upon layer of chocolate and coffee sweetness plus a mild kick of hop bitterness, but a killer design on the label to set the tone for what’s to come. The first three bottles in the four-pack went down so quickly, it’s going to be a challenge to hide the last bottle in the beer cellar.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dark malts, chocolate hints
Appearance: Pitch black with brownish head
Taste: Dry cocoa, hints of coffee
Palate: Big coating mouthfeel. Very dry cocoa finish.
Overall: Not as complex as I had expected, but this big beer is very tasty and the abv makes this a very warming beer.
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roasted malt aroma. Good looking pour with thick tan foam. Big toasty malt flavors jump right out. There’s dark chocolate, caramel and a little smoke. Nice lingering finish. The heavier mouth feel helps the flavors.
Easily one of the best imperial stouts I’ve had.
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a small toasted looking head. Aroma: Very roasty - nice!!! Coffee, chocolate, burned/roasted bread, smoke. A really nice aroma. Well, maybe a great aroma, but an even better taste!!! Wow.. So much flavor! Pretty much the same as the aroma just a hell of a lot more of it. No taste of the alcohol but a little heat in the throat.
Mouthfeel is as close to being the biggest as possible without it getting there. Still, a fantasticly, nicely lingering aftertaste. A fantastic beer!! Would love to try this on some barrels! Wow, this is really, really(!) a hell of a brew!
Abrakarl (422) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Not the heaviest but rich and rewarding. Certainly a much more interesting beer than their regulars: pale ale and torpedo.
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine Summerlin, Las Vegas. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruity, coffee, roasty, some licorice and a hint of ash. Flavor is sweet roasted, chocolate and fruity, slightly spicy and smooth. A bit chemical finish.
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thin dark head. Chocolate soy nose. Huge body smooth chockaty with a bit roast finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NikkTwist (2770) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black with a nice brown foam. Not much aroma, when cold at least. Deep, dark, burnt, unsweetened chocolate. Blackened cinnamon pepper pie with molasses. Charcoal grill. Body is a bit thin, but really great dark notes.