italarican (1494) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Big, roasty, surprisingly heavy of dark fruit. Coffee and chocolate cocoa goodness with nice dark fruit for depth.
bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a thick dark black with medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, bitter chocolate and slight coffee; pretty much like the description above. Heavy bodied. Creamy texture. Slight warming alcohol. There is a bitter hop finish. A big, complex, tasty full-flavored beer.
HellesBunny666 (221) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Warming. Taste of chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice, peanut butter.
Emeister84 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of purple grapes, peanut butter, roasted chocolate malt. Black with a lasting, minimal, bubbly, beige ring of head foam. Dry, flavors reflect the aromas. Full bodied, chewy, perceptibly strong, lingering bitter roast.
Braudog (5927) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Good start ... creamy pour, tan head, rich aroma of baking chocolate and licorice. On the first sip, the positive vibes fade a bit as I get a thinner than expected body and an immediate impression of wet leather. Eventually I sense this is just in the finish ... and the front end of the beer is bitter chocolate and impressive, the odd finish is a bit of a spoiler. (#5490, 4/21/2014)
Enwiebe (168) - - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/10/14. Bottle bought 2014. Pours near black with red edges. Thin head with little lacing. Nose dominates by dark malts and alcohol. Surprisingly thin mouth for such a high ABV. Flavors dominated by a fairly characteristic malt profile. Almost sour rather than dark roast notes. Perhaps unfairly, I'm comparing this to their Baltic Porter which is one of my all-time favorites.
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scotchzombie (372) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown into black with a finely-bubbled mocha head that leaves wide, wet lacing. Aroma is a earthy and spice roasted malt. Some burnt brown sugar. Emphasis on the roasted notes. Taste follows the aroma but adds some cocoa and coffee - again, well-roasted. Burnt bitter aftertaste. ABV is well-disguised. A bit thin and too much focus on the burnt flavors. Better than your average stout, but average for an imperial.
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Flying Saucer (Raleigh).
Dark brown, almost black, with tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Kinda blah roared malt taste. Pretty thin mouthfeel for a Russian imp stout.
It has to be the base Duck-Rabbit beer that I don't care for.
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williamstome (1035) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-black pour. Roasty chocolate aroma, big toasty flavor, nice big body.
GenDV138 (1993) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours black with brown hues around the glass, 1 finger tan head. Aromas of big roast and caramel/toffee with dark fruit. Tasting notes of dark fruit, fruit jam, dark chocolate, roast. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty smooth.