lliams (192) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells pretty light, dusty, cola, bit of cherry ripe. The taste surprised with its power actually. little bit rough, ash, coffee, dark malt, nice bitterness from the medium body. Good one
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/07/2011: Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Russian Imperial Stout... Aroma: Dry, minerals, dark caramel. Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish hue, beige crown. Flavor: Dry, Eruo malt, mild roast with some herbal hops, decent residual sweetness. Palate: Body is medium, calm, nice mouthfeel. Overall: Unremarkable.
500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #407 for this beer.
dnicolaescu (410) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: beige, big, frothy to porous, poor retention. Colour: black with red highlights.
Aroma: starts with hops, then goes roasted coffee, smoke, dark malt, some CO2 acidity, licorice?a touch of alcohol.
Tatse; mostly roasted, a bit acid coffee, dry hp bitterness.
The designation of a „russian imperial stout” is a bit exagg
erated, right? A foreign extra stout this is, isn’t it?
bth122 (1032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with full head. Heavy bodied. Creamy and slightly heavy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Dry. Black licorice and molasses notes. Cocoa and vanilla tones. Nice roasted malt flavors. Smoky tones. Not bad. Could drink another.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cannot fault it for high alcohol content since at 7.7 it is actually lower than the 9 of most imperial stouts, but for some reason it tastes as if it has too much alcohol. No matter. All in all, a very good stout.
jpkeskinen (95) - FINLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from a bottle in a bar. Good, strong coffee tasting stout. Beautiful black colour and nice, thin head.
Dommod2011 (697) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely impy stout, definitely getting peat and a hint of chocolate. Good stuff. Bitter finish. Big smoke. Yep. Well done Rich and Bish, lovely moment, kinda sums this lark up doesn’t it? Family.
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank on tap. Full bodied IRS. Rich complex, hints of smokiness, chocolate and rich dark malts. Finishes long and balanced, warming alcohol comes through. Lovely Dessert beer.
strangehorse (37) - - JUN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can’t join the bandwagon on this...a bit too strong on the ABV front. Strong, dark taste without delivering anything special. Must try another of these Russian Imperials...
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Doerak. Dark color, short head. Aroma of chocolat and roasted malts, some caramel, bit flowery and earthy hop. Nice bitterness, soft sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel. Very rich beer for ’only’ 7.7% RIS. Easy to drink and lovely balanced. Great brew.