Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark black from the bottle. Strong oak alcohol aromas. Taste is complex with a mix of nutty bitterness and a bit sour. Strong alcohol taste on the palate and after. Not my favorite. This makes me want a Ballast Point Victory at Sea!
c1raider (87) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent but not special, abv heat comes through, anice, malt, I want more from this.
Itzjerm (1736) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yep pretty awesome. On draft at j Clyde. Ink black nice head. Supper thick malty aroma is chocolate. Taste is chocolate and light dark currents and grape wine. Malty.
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GlennHendry (129) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black and smells of coffee and buttered toast. Tastes of chocolate, more coffee (black of course), vanilla and plenty of dark fruit - plum, mostly. Smooth and rich with just a hint of booze. Excellent stuff.
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Booze, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, coffee -chocolate. Thick and nice. Pretty nice
Voodoo (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an inky black with a slight light brown head which disappears quickly.....aroma of chocolate, booze, raisins, more booze.....taste is tons of body, chocolate, fruit, plum, vanilla, booze. Should have held this one till winter. Next time.
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, with a dense, cascading beige head. Smells toasty, with a good deal of coffee. Smooth and rich. Lots of coffee and chocolate fudge, with some vanilla, too. I liked it.
snoot8726 (41) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour. Roasted malts, sugar, caramel, plums on the nose. Very sweet tasting with dark fruits, molasses and maple syrup taste. Good beer, not great. Way too sweet and there?s no way this was partially aged in bourbon barrels. Picked up absolutely zero bourbon taste or flavor. Cellar would help it. Booze is hidden very well though!
kidobutai (534) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. First off, pours like molasses. Never saw a beer pour like that. Great lacing and head. Perfect balance of alcohol. Like a caramel sundae.
mike5326 (1273) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Thick brown color, medium tan head. Sweet malt and alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy thick sweet malt flavor and a sweet thick finish.
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60minuteman (1066) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at AOT Wilmington. Deep and dark pour, three finger tan head. Aroma of nut, oak, earth, burnt malt and booze. Flavor is similar. Boozy but not to the 13% it is listed at. Burnt flavor. Nutty and I can detect the whiskey for sure. Quite a ride. Better than the imperial Russian I say.