arn8897 (121) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee bittersweet chocolate and spices. Tastes of a lot of the same along with malt sweetness. Medium to thick palate. Very complex flavors. Really nice stout. Very nice lacing in the glass.
bigericsports (27) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to pint. Black color, minimal brown head, nice lacing. Anise, bitter chocolate, black currants, caramel, coffee, orange, spice and alcohol. Full body, smooth carbonation, surprisingly bitter finish.
tsd08460 (128) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: roasty, alcohol, coffee,
Appearance: black, clear, minimal brown head,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, roasted malts, smoke
Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Excellent take on the style
euniceradio (93) - Colton, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black. Thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and dark malts and sweet caramel. Taste is same with bittersweet dark chocolate coffee and alcohol finish. Pretty damned good and strong.
EyeAmBaldman (368) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick dark caramel head. Aroma is all smoke. Taste is smoky but full of dark chocolate and charred malt. Nice finish...spicy and smoky on the backend. Good Russian Imperial.
X (83) - California, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015 release. This one did not appeal to me that much. Perhaps the hops were just too over the top, or perhaps the coffee was just too biter. But, something was out of balance.
demannu (142) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid beer but i have had other imperials that i have enjoyed more than this. Appearance is very appetizing and the heavy slick full body is satisfying. Asia is fairly average fire me, nothing special. The flavor is solid with some sweet roasted malts with a mildly bitter after taste.
connor0415 (47) - - APR 2, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2015 bottle served fresh
Smells mostly of dark cocoa and esspresso, some roasted maltiness, vanilla, dark fruits, and a certain grape like characteristic. Itís fresh so itís still got that bite to it, but thereís a sweetness that comes through and in addition to the coffee and chocolate thereís some currant or raisins present and a certain wine or grape juice like flavor that I canít quite put my finger on
Overall itís a great representation of the style, definitely one of the best out there and only gets better with age. Have a handful of bottles cellared
mfhennig (112) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Black pour, medium brown head with nice lacing. Upfront aroma of some spice and some dark fruit. Taste was rather sweet with just a hint of cocoa. It needs some bitterness. I thought this was a nice medium bodied beer, very creamy but a little bubbly.
I sampled this with a friend who had an American Imperial Stout from the Great Divide.
That being said, this was a terrific brew that I really enjoyed, but I think the American Double/Imperial takes the prize.
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all-time favorite imp stouts, really hits the spot each and every time, how about doing a honey coffee bba aged version?