omikr0n (897) - Prague, - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours super-dark black color with thin dark brown head. Aroma is wood, rust, chocolate plus a bit of hops. Taste is chocolate, wood, roast, hops, flowers (roses). No sign of sweetness, quite bitter. Very dry aftertaste. Texture is very oily, consistency is quite thick. Carbonation is low. Very special beer, but probably not for everyone. Truly deserves the "imperial" in its name.
The_Osprey (7576) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2016 - Swing top bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks Fergus! As ’Břevnovský Benedict Russian Imperial Stout’, 2014 vintage. Totally opaque oily thick pour to form a black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, slightly vegetal, paprika salt, brown bread, some Frazzles sweets. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste has more of that paprika vibe, slightly tart red berry, seared red pepper, slightly tart. Not sure it’s entirely meant to be like this but I quite like the flavour. (3.8)
rusos (723) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with brown small head. Aroma is rich, roasted, chocolate, cacao, toffee, caramel. Mostly roasted tones in Aroma. Some dried fruits. Mostly roasted, chocolate, caramel, Sligthly sour from roasted malts. A bit empty body. Alcohol is well hidden. Roasted bitterness. Roasted Bitter aftertaste. Good one.
teorn88 (7611) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a pitch black color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey with notes of cocoa and red wine. Taste is rich in tart red wine with acidic lemon peel and red berries. Light to medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, very tasty
mR_fr0g (10838) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Leighton’s place. 8/12/2016. A oily jet black coloured pour with a reluctant tan head. Aroma is soy, meaty, ham, honey, wax, sweet choc. Flavour is composed tart apple, cherry, lacto, dark choc, bitter dark black malts, soy. Palate is tart, moderate carbonation, grape. Tangy little infected.
Theydon_Bois (18418) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Bespin, thanks to Fergoose, 08/12/16.
Pitch black with a tan covering that quickly dissipates.
Nose is molasses, orange peel, dark malts, chocolate, spice, toffee, fruit loaf, stewed fruits.
Taste comprises tangy fruits, sweet malt, treacle toffee, a touch harsh, molasses farmyard drip, soy sauce.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet and sour tang in the close.
yy0pp (1413) - - OCT 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Almost black color without head. Aroma - R-malts, hay, coffee, malt. Taste - Bitter, herbal, roasted malts, dark chocolate.
mjs (6919) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 06-08-2016, from Pivovarský Klub, 20160819) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, liquorice and dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, sourness, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour, burnt and bitter. The aroma was nice but the taste was bit off.
Turtles (2393) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ 20 PIP. Pitch black, medium size, creamy, beige head leaving good lacing. Roasted barley aroma, coffee and salt licorice. Velvety mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Licorice taste, sweet chocolate and toffee, roasted barley, coffee with cream. The finish is a bit sweet and mild chalky.
Ritzn (1039) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep black with medium dark brown head. Aroma is nuts, dark chocolate, phenols, licorice, a little coffee. Taste is more phenols, bitter, and not much else. A little one dimensional. Finish is more of the same stuff. Too phenolic. But not totally bad either.
SinH4 (4110) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at 20 PIPA. Black color with dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some booze, something off as well. Taste is more dark malts, black chocolate. Not bad, but doesn’t stand out among Imperial Stouts.