DrunkSanta410 (584) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at cottonwood. Inky black pour with nice khaki head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate malts, faint fruitiness. Taste is coffee, espresso, light fruit. Faint vanilla. Great flavors as this warms. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Versace carbonation. Great iRS that is readily availabrle, but definitely topped by other readily available IRS (yeti line).
GSH1976 (227) - Delaware, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler of the 2015 vintage. Pours pitch black with very little tan colored head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Basically what you would expect from a Russian Imperial Stout. Flavor is strong on the roastiness (which is expected from the nose) and sweet but then transitions to a bitterness similar to dark chocolate that lingers a little in the finish. This is a full bodied beer and a solid representation of the style.
TylerGreenDC (550) - - JUN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma of coffee grounds. Flavors of coffee (plus a slightly granular mouth feel), chocolate and vanilla. Pretty straightforward.
rosskyle (140) - - JUN 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of a bottle purchase from Lunds. Dark black color with a dense brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Thick creamy texture. Sweet roasted chocolate flavor with a slight bitter finish. Very smooth.
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Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black Poe with tan head out the f 22 oz bomber. Coffee and slight burnt caramel in aroma. Flavor of vanilla coffe and black licorice beans. Finish with some alcohol but nicely balanced big beer.
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black pour with an espresso head. Raisin and stone fruit in the aroma. Huge mouth. Big time stone fruit in the taste. Raisin and a little chocolate. Finish has some alcohol going on. Bitter finish.
ElCapitan22 (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with no head retention, but it does have some lacing to it. Smells of burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes the same and finishes quite bitter but yet sweet. Great drink!
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, leather, tobacco, cocoa. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is well balanced, very drinkable.
SparhawkII (5) - - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber head, Malty nose. First tastes give... Chocolate, tastes a little dry like a red wine except way more mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish that lingers for minutes. Doesn’t leave that fatty/creamy residue that some heavy beers seem to. Not my favorite imperial stout, but decent. Also, chill before opening but let breathe a little. Probably best around 15 degrees similar to cellaring temperature.
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As the description says, better as it warms up. Straight out of the fridge it’s heavy on the bitterness with no complex aromas or flavors. Let it rest a while and it really opens up. True of many beers, of course, but this one in particular really needs it.