GSH1976 (233) - Delaware, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler from State Line Liquor. Pours an almost pitch black with khaki colored head. Aroma is strong roasted malt and coffee. Taste follows the nose with a strong bitterness. I find it difficult to differentiate between the Imperial Russian Stouts due to the subtleties as compared to Imperial IPAs but this beer is solid. Medium to full bodied and very smooth. I would definitely purchase this one again.
blipp (7202) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Iron Monkey Jersey City. Pours near black. Medium roasted malts, sweet coffee, hints of dark fruits, light boozy notes, and medium malty sweetness. Pretty good; not overly sweet.
Vignale (2639) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB ca ett halvår gammal. Stor kropp, kärv doft och smak med mycket kaffe. Stora kärva smaker av hårdrostat kaffe, mörk choklad, men också viss sötma som rundar av smakerna och en lite örtigare grön kaffesmak. Som att dricka kärv espresso. Maffigt och riktigt gott.
cpetrone84 (1732) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with dark caramel head. The nose has a strong roasted coffee up front, touch of anise, slight dark malt and caramel. Taste is even more roasted coffee, notes of dark chocolate, roasted brown sugar and caramel with some faint berry sweetness in back. Body is thick and viscous, strong carbonation to balance, sticky and chewy.
vlan1 (213) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Draft @ Stone Tap Takeover.
Pours black with a tan/orange expresso head. Aroma of coffee coffee and more coffee. Taste of roast nutty malt and oh yeah expresso. But wonderfully smooth without any of the bitterness you see with so many coffee/expresso stouts these days. Terrific stuff
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black with thin brownish head
smells of toast malt, coffee beans
starts of sweet then balances out with a roasted malt, coffee and
light body light carbonation
hackobock (2298) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dense black with a small brown head. Aroma has mainly coffee up front, some light chocolate and sweet notes of licorice and caramel. Taste is light sweet with coffee dominating, some chocolate bitterness finishing. Medium smooth body.
Ron (3106) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Stoneyard in Brockport with Bob. Pour is inky black, tan head and some lace. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Taste is lightly bitter, espresso, fudge, dark chocolate and light booze. Palate is soft, lightly creamy, slick, light bitter finish. ABV hidden well. Very warming. Enjoyed it.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew, with coffee, thx to John for bringing this over!, complex Stout, roasted and slightly spicy/bitter, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and rich. Thick and satisfying. Coffee and chocolate and bitterness all swirled together.