RussianDragon (467) - - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Capone’s. Pours an opaque dark brown/black with lasting beige head and lacing. Aroma is mild and slightly medicinal: malt, char and band aids. Hm. Flavor is much better, with an intense roasty bitterness, oatmeal sweetness, a slight grainy aspect. Lasting intense bitter finish with slight note of dark chocolate covered cherries and roasted coffee beans. Delicious.
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served alongside BA Siberian Night.
The beer is black and opaque with a thick, soapy, beige head. The aroma is awesome. Rich roasted malt with chocolate and a touch of espresso beans. Bitter chocolates with a touch of char. Absolutely delicious. Elegant and silky feel on the palate. Years ago, this was readily available and now it’s a chore to track down a single bottle. Bummer. This is a world class imperial stout.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great imperial stout that I can get my hands on pretty readily!! I love everything I have had from this brewery thus far and look forward to much more!
CpyNPrnT (367) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, moderate head, moderate lacing, head lasts a long time. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, hops, bitterness, coffee. Alcohol is mildly present. I do like the bitterness.
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. I see so many high scores for this beer, bit it just doesn’t do it for me. And the Imperial Stout is my favorite style. From bottle, black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is very full of roasted malts with hints of coffee. Taste is the same, but markedly bitter and with a tanginess that is more common with some porters. Bitter finish. Gets better as it comes to room temperature.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured jet black with a moderate khaki head. Aroma of molasses cookies, burnt brownies, and fresh coffee. Big roast here with a strong mocha/coffee flavor. Dark chocolate and roasted grains with low bitterness. Creamy sugars and toffee burnt sweetness too. Really nice and glad to finally tick this one.
Odysseyalien (43) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - As dark as midnight, just what I’d expect from an imperial stout.
S - As expected, nothing unusually good or bad...quite nice though but it’s what I would expect.
T - OMG, I think I’ve found an imperial stout that can share a place in my heart with Oscar Blues’s Ten Fidy. Delicious, and even more flavorful as it comes to room temperature.
M - Full bodied, not thick, not thin...kind of a medium "just right".
O - I found this at DiCicco’s Market in Ardsley, NY today unexpectedly. I tried it on the recommendation of one of the guys in the beer section. He did not steer me wrong. I hadn’t found an imperial stout anywhere close to Ten Fidy till now. Only regret is that I didn’t get a 4-pack or two. May have to jump in the car and get back up there to get some more. This is a really flavorful imperial stout.
stevoj (2154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with an espresso head giving way to phenomenal lacing on the glass. Aroma is black coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of hops for balance. Taste is bakers chocolate, espresso, chocolate malt, and faint earth from the hops. Good beer.
stoutnick (530) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share during March Madness semifinals. Appearance is dark as night, light tan foam. Aroma is beautiful - dark malt, hints of coffee, dark fruits. Taste is dark malt bitterness, nice lingering quality on the palate, syrupy strong body but still very drinkable. Palate is completely damaged - very strong malt bite. Overall, not a crazily complex stout but very good.