King_Dean (63) - - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blacker than black pour with thick brown head. Strong alcohol aroma. Oak, raisin and whiskey on the tongue with a velvety mouthfeel.
pictoman (735) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 660mL bottle (#150/250 2013 edition). Black with minimal tan head. Aroma is fairly sweet with some licorice and light chocolate. Flavour brings out more coffee with chocolate, licorice and a little leather. Medium light body. Alcohol hidden. Starts sweet, roast comes in the middle, finish a bit weak. A bit light for a Russian imperial style.
AtronSeige (879) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 21, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Rich, fruity, dark malt, toffee, bread, roasty, port,
Appearance: pitch black body, Thin light brown head. lacing.
Flavour: Wow! Strong bitterness, roasty, burnt, cherries, pears, rich, medium hop flavours, medium dry, light alcohol warming, coffee
Palate: Full body, velvet. Light, creamy carbonation.
Overall: WOW! I will sip this for hours! Bitter, dry, coffee, fruity, wow! PERFECT! I need more!
660 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Eric!
13F. Russian Imperial Stout
deanso (6316) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Deans crappy music tasting.
Clear black pour. thin tan head. A little sour. Not bad though.
dEnk (4178) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ deans crappy music tasting. Aroma is some roast, slight sourness. Flavour is liquorice, roast, red fruits, faint wood. Shame for the sourness, because I don’t think it’s supposed to be like this. Still good though.
jmgreenuk (5607) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Deanso’s crappy music tasting. The aroma is sour but weak, The flavour is rich, zesty and alcoholic with bags of alcohol on the palate. A very drinkable beer in smaller quantities.
Benzai (9758) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle @ Dean plays crappy music tasting. Opaque pitch black color, small light brown head. Don’t get a lot of aroma. Taste malts, roastyness and some sourness.
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ABCbeers, Dean Plays Crappy Music Tasting. Black pour, solid tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some balsamic vinegar, some ripe fruits and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet, bitter and sour. Nice balance, decent body, but a bit strange brew.
kermis (6550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Deanso’s crappy music tasting. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, light chocolate, some Elastoplast. Flavour is lightest rate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Aroma of chocolate and a little bit of toffee. Rich chocolate, toast, good balance and some impy sting but mellow.