blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, dark brown in color with no head, aroma is creamy smooth cocoa, flavor is roast meat, vanilla, woody chocolate with a slight hot finish
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is chocolate, roasty. The appearance is black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet, brown sugar. The finish is roasty, pine hops. The beer is mdium/thick to thick in body. Very good.
Cavie (3750) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Dark brown pour with red touches near the edges. Some bubbly head characteristics. Aroma is dark malts, chocolate and roasted notes. Flavor is dark malts, sweet chocolate and roasted bitterness. Dark flavored and bitter.
mar (4786) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a deep khaki head. nose is alcohol, vanilla, and slight roasted malts. nice on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, vanilla, wood, and slight chocolate. nice finish though.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head, very scant. Very viscous, a big boozy body. Malty sweet very sweet, too sweet. Light licorice, maltose, oak, sweet coco and chocolate. To much booze makes it hard to drink much of.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and wood with a bitter finish.
AlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark appearance with good head retention. Complex aroma of dark fruit and spices. Less licorice in the taste than I anticipated, which is a good thing. I didn’t know what to expect when I bought this and it was a very pleasant surprise! I will buy another bottle for cellaring.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours near black with a thin mocha head. Smell is strong roasted malts, coffee, and a good amount of anise. Taste is similar with black licorice really dominating the picture, overly so without any complementary flavors. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style. Slightly boozy. Not something I would grab again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-24-2010
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
second time having this one. thanks to sledutah and someone else. Ba imperial porter, 13.2%, and from utah!!! wow! lol! pours deep dark brown with a very dark brown head to match. the alchohol shows up in every arena, but is still subtle when you find out this is an >13% beast! the oak plays in very nicely in this beer, cutting the harsh burnt profile, making it much brighter and more drinkable. lots of oak and roast, and noticable peat and meat in the aroma and taste. the taste is pretty wild, very salty, yet still bright from the lager yeast and virgin oak. its hoppy, spicey, subtle and earthy, roasty and heavy, all at the same time. excellent brew. vey impressed, especially since its from utah. sorry! lol!
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an excellent beer. Great imperial stout appearance. Flavor is thick, roasty, very similar to Old Rasputin. Really the only downside to this beer is the prohibitive price, considering how much cheaper old rasputin is.