Odysseyalien (45) - 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 (2337) - 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 (581) - 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 (621) - 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.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Thick black with small head. Big roasted malt. Slightly burned flavor. Moderate booze.
Jimsal27 (257) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Jet black beer with aromas of coffee, roast and chocolate. Taste follows nose. Everything you expect in a good russian Impy stout. Good solid offering from thirsty dog.
stoutgap (32) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into a snifter,creamy dark lasting head, black in color with good lacing. Roast, molasses,coffee,rasin & tobacco in the nose.Full to medium mouth feel creamy with average carbonation. Sweet up front with a bitter long finish.This is what beer should tast like.
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasty, earthy, charred aromas, some cocoa, dark roast coffee, and a hint of dried dark fruit. Black with a lasting minimal, light tan head. Dry, roasty, bitter, and with notes of black soil. Full bodied, hearty, and robust, leaving behind lingering roasty bitterness.
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
3/8/14 $4.59 bottle bought at CBO drank at home after dinner at the kitchen bar.
Really really good stout. Great taste of coffee and a roasted dark chocolate. Wish is was a little thicker on the mouthfeel but still awesome
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Salmoniform (1005) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, wood. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with an astringent finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic brew!