tdoyledesign (172) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Public House Las Vegas. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aroma is very strong malt. Almost smells barell aged. Tastes the same. Tons of roasted malts and what tastes like bourbon. But it’s not. This beer is intense! Palate dances from malts to sugar toa slight coffee/hop finish that lingers.
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, booze, prunes and figs, licorice and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light hops and medium bitterness, dark fruits, alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
DrSilverworm (5931) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Dark brown color, slightly red. Thin khaki head. Dots of lace. Dark fruit, some light roast, good dark chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, bigger bitterness. Light alcohol heat. Smooth soft, lighter carbonation. Solid, kind of a more robust imperial stout.
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose dark fruit, roast, chocolate. Sweet malt. Taste lots of roast, smokey, chocolate. Mid palate light bitter. Roast finish
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious imperial stout courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Aroma was big and thick. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and a slight woodiness. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was nice. A little chalky, but very full. The licorice plays a big part in this beer (which I love). Strong dark chocolate and roasted malt hit the mouth with a big bitterness. Turns sweet mid sip with milk chocolate and notes of oak coming out. Finish was a little weak and didn’t leave much lingering flavor other than a slight coffee bitterness. All in all very solid beer. Medium carbonation
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is black with a thin tan head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with notes of molasses, smoke, and licorice. Flavor is a bit more subtle with the licorice and roasted malts coming through stronger. Some oak and dark fruits in the background. A bit ashy/smokey as well.
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours dark brown with no head. Roasty and slightly dour. Off a bit. Hoppy. No roast or chocolate. Decent.
ben4321 (3765) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Central Market, 1/15/14
Aroma: The nose is full of roasted malts, with a little smoke, black coffee, and licorice
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a creamy light brown head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The taste is dry and roasty, lots of unsweet, dark malt flavors, black coffee, and licorice
Palate: The body is medium-full, thick and creamy on the mouth, with a long, heavy dry finish
This is a pretty interesting one. There’s some nice depth of malt to the aroma which leads to a very roasty, very dry flavor. I found this interesting, though I feel like it could have used just a touch of sweetness to balance it out. Still, quite nice overall.
BrewMstr (77) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black and strong like a good Russian stout should be. Malt, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Very good!
kevinator (847) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good. Strong toasted malt and woody aroma. Beautiful black color with a dark brown head. Smooth and sharp palate with good weight and carbonation. Very well blended with malts being strong and up front. Roasted and toasted with a slight hops bitterness. Some wood and coffee hints as well. Must try.