HappyHandsClub (1) - - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Russian Imperial Stout I have ever tasted. One 22oz bottle satisfies. Years ago I labeled Belgian Trappist Ale a "meal in a bottle" but Laika has taken over this designation. Have been on brewery tour and sampled Straight To Aleís Old English & German (not even listed on their website) beers. Laika satisfies my taste buds best of all. Marveled at brewery rack small batch of Laika cask barrels finishing off. Definitely incredible attention to detail of extremely rare small batch connoisseur quality. A very much appreciated brew way beyond that cheap chocolate taste of so many Imperial Stouts.
AndyW68 (705) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like I am pouring used oil in my glass. It has a medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate with t h a sweet back. Not my favorite, but not bad.
suprchunk (1799) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour. Big chocolate colored head. Tons of lacing. Big chocolatey malty aroma. Peppery and spicy. Huge taste of chocolate up front with a very nice malt flavor. A bit of spice in the back, but still sweet. Very good.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from piggly wiggly homewood. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Small chocolate roast note on the nose. Definitely get a roasted thing on the tongue but it feels one note to me. Got some alcohol burning on the finish as it warmed. Not feeling this one.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured inky near black with a dark brown head that faded fairly quickly (looked great when agitated). The aroma picked up warm coffee, licorice, and molasses with moderate roast to it.. fresh pine and some Jšgermeister-like notes around.. sweet on the back of the nose. The flavor found toasty coffee, licorice, and rye bread at the core with big oxidation, bitter pine, and coffee roast around.. kink of boozy on the long finish. Heavy-bodied (almost syrupy), bitter, and strong on the palate.. moderate-plus carbonation.. OK flow to it.
Kabonski (18) - - JUL 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am loving this beer! It smells great while being poured and creates a rich wood colored head. Has a great earthy flavor with a cherry/chocolate/oaky aftertaste. Great Beer!!
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid, stain-like in color with a bold, orange-ish head. What a freaking awesome
nose... alcohol grabs the cajones and your respect and awe. So unique and
addictive. The flavor is gentle, but sincere. A real manís beer... a thin and easy
Russian Imperial Stout, but awe-inspiring. Itís so good itís deadly.
edgallow (1440) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle pours thick black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and malts. Taste of coffee, malt, soy sauce and a hint of chocolate.
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MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, thin coffee head, large bubbles. Toasty oat nose, light anise and chocolate, more in the flavor with heavy, burning sweetness mid before oat and smokey chocolate finish. Sticky, lightly hot
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some creamy, dark brown head. Big nose, burnt toast, heavy licorice, coffee grounds, dark chocolate, brown sugar, a little cherry cordial. Flavor is very roasty, heavy with dark malt, heavy licorice, brown sugar, toast, burnt coconut meat. Full, dry, roasty finish.