dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black pour with a smaller tight foamy beige head at The Merchant. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate, lightly burnt malts, dry dark fruit skins, light coffee grounds, dry milk. Flavor is lightly sweet dark chocolate, Chocolate milk, vanilla bean, alcohol and dark fruit skins. Body is a bit to thin and carbonation is a bit to light.
williamstome (1347) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small brown head. Mild chocolate aroma, great big chocolate flavor: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla. Full start, medium, slightly carbonated finish.
Bebum (496) - - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque, covering lace.
Full body, intense flavor, silky texture, low carbonation but lots of alcohol heat, long palate, balanced finish.
Roast flavors, dried fruit, licorice, alcohol, coffee.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Black Eyed Sally’s: This one pours an opaque, very dark brown color. There was just a bit of a tan head o it and it left some lacing. Nice nose. Some chocolate, roastiness, a touch of rye. The taste is also pretty good. Chocolate malts, a touch of sweetness, a bit of hop bitterness, and some of the rye. A nice brew.
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ SBWF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate, coffee and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate bitter finish,
tgncc (3013) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is chocolate, sweet, bourbon, slightly spicy. Deep black, small head. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla, sweet, dark fruit, bourbon, oak. The finish is light roast, boozy. Medium/thick in body. Nicely done.
oh6gdx (22589) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@SBWF2014. Black colour, small brown head. aroma is fruity, wooden, mildly toasted along with some peated notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some wooden, herbal and liquoricelike notes. Wellbalanced, even though being a bit too sweet for me.
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at SBWF2014. Dark brown color, small beige head. Whiskey toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Liquerish palate. Licorice and whiskey, good roasted with some caramel. Great balance of everything.
gnoff (8740) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, on April 19, 2014.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, cocoa, toffee taste. Roasted, ash aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium to medium high bitterness. Sweet, malty, roasted scent.
If a bit more sweet and less dry and attenuated, with that some less alcohol and a smoother relaxed body with less CO2, it would fit me very well indeed. Even so, a very nice beer!
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (Birofilia2014, Zywiec) (6+:4+:7+:4:15=3.6+++) as "Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout / Igor’s Dream" on the pump clip with the picture of Igor
Not much aroma, just some nice rich roast. Black, tight tan head. Lovely mellow roast taste, a grat roast in fact, really deep, some nice burnt corners, but no astringency. Not saying 10.9% either. A lovely sipper. Finish has dry old bitter hops, just as I like them in strong stouts. Started 14+ overall, then got to 15-, then got to 15. If I had more, it may have crept up to 15+ or beyond, it really did get better the more you had. Great sipper, as I said.