boto (1908) - 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 (18184) - 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 (2956) - 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 (21326) - 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 (13233) - 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 (8049) - 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 (9817) - 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.
Marduk (3209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Malty, faint hops, faint alcohol, dirty notes in aroma. Coffee beans, roast, grainy taste. Short roast in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Medium body.
jkwood04 (4317) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (2013 batch - bottle 461) in a tulip. Pours black with a big, lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light chocolate and coffee, hints of soy sauce, light oak and whiskey, light caramel, and some dough with hints of bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer, but not great for the style, and definitely not the best BA imperial stout.
The_Osprey (2399) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the Well and Bucket Shoreditch. Black, lightly sparkling, big foamy tan head leaves light lacing. Aroma - is mostly steam-room menthol, lime, musty dark malts. Body is medium, a bit spritzy, quite foamy in the mouth. Taste - malty, pine hop, semi-sweet chocolate, no alcohol coming through. A very smooth imperial stout, very well put together.