shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/08/2010: TBK Tungusk Imperial Stout... Aroma: Strong citrus and notes of dark chocolate hops and berries. Appearance: Deep brown color, opaque. Flavor: Sweet and syrupy, heavily caramelized malts; citrusy ribbon of hoppiness; balanced, even moderate bitterness; roasted maltiness with a hint of anise gives way to dry cocoa; nice alcohol through the nose. Palate: Medium-bodied; creamy, mellow, and smooth. Overall: Very drinkable; not heavy at all.
1 pt. fl. oz. bottle (10.8% Alc./Vol.; 60 IBUs) from Dilly Deli in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #82 for this beer.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at World Beer Fest in Cleveland, very strong imperial stout, holy cow, lots of chocolate and coffee poured into this one. Loved it.
kbutler1 (1332) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Picked this one up years ago in Ohio and has been in the cellar ever since. Pours a dark black/brown color with a minimal tan head. Molasses, dark chocolate, tobacco, and alcohol in the nose. Heavy mouthfeel. Dark fruit, bitter dark chocolate, and slight coffee. Ends with a slight bitterness. Really dig the mouthfeel but not super keen on the lingering bitterness.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Steveís Foco, courtesy of Veldrid. Thanks Jeff! Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a nice brown head. Toasty, thick dark chocolate, light brownie syrup, light vanilla, slightly burnt aroma. Light coffee, a touch herbal, lightly floral, lightly fruity, easy drinking thick dark chocolate flavor. Tasty brew.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of dark fruit, leather, roast, chocolate, and some smoke and alcohol. Pours almost black with a tan head that settles to a ring. Flavors of leather, meat, smoke, chocolate, earthy roast, and a good deal of dark fruity sweetness. Thick bodied moderately carbonated with some lingering alcohol in the finish.
b3shine (3562) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter. Looks good; black with tan lacing. Smells and tastes solid; malt, chocolate, and coffee. Average on the palate. Enjoyable.
Chudwick (1565) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Double deuce - pours black with two fingers of soapy beige head and thin lacing. Nose is dark fruit, barley and roasted malts. If I didnít know any better, from the nose alone, I would characterize this as barley wine. Flavor adds toffee and dark chocolate. Dry finish. Well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Full body. Coffee aftertaste. A sipping beer.
Palme (2710) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.65l bottle from my secret summer Santa Veldrid. This is a lovely looking oily jet-black one with a big creamy chocolate top that has some bubbles on the top of it. Looks amazing in the glass. In the aroma I get traces of dark chocolate, roasted and burned malts, sweet corn, cold coffee, cough pastilles, soy sauce and some leathery licorice. Itís not extreme in a sense that it hits you in the face, more subtle and nuanced, but quite nice. It has a soft gently carbonated carbonation level and a thick oily, yet silky creamy and smooth mouthfeel. The flavors are mainly dark roasted with some burned traces, but there is also chocolate, dried blueberries and a soft cold coffee-acidity in this one. Ends surprisingly mouthdrying and almost a bit astringent. Lotís of flavor and a fine imp stout. 27.10.2012
ReggieDunlap (2789) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma has some burnt notes, bitter dark chocolate, and a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is robust with dark fruit, burnt notes, and tobacco. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is very bold...roasty tobacco/bitter dark chocolate and lingering.
keanex (1143) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling date.
A: This beer is absolutely pitch black even through the edges with not much in the way of a head, only a very thin and short lived tan coating.
S: The aroma is of sweet chocolate and some dark fruits, but no roasted aromas at all, itís also a bit faint.
T: The flavor is much like the aroma with sweet chocolate and dark fruits being the main flavors but thereís a light smoke flavor in this with only hints of coffee mostly on the finish. Iím also picking up some licorice on the finish.
M: The body is silky and thick with only light carbonation, a bit syrupy.
O: This is a solid imperial stout, but in the seas of the great ones this becomes forgotten. The price is decent though and I think that this is a beer well-worth buying once.