Bricktop86 (956) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2018
On tap black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, cherries, licorice and cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. rougeau13 (3300) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle. Black with a mocha head. Aroma of smoky roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit, plum in particular. Roasty, decadent and moderately bitter. Full bodied and smooth. TimE (6349) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2018
Pitch black color. Amazingly deep complex nose with molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, toffee and caramel. The mouth shows modest roasted malt with tons of dark fruit, dark chocolate, toffee. Low carbonation. The palate is just perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Alcohol only shows up in the finish. Just amazing and a benchmark imperial stout. Just amazing. balloonbuffoon (804) - - JAN 31, 2018
2009 vintage draft that is near black with nary a head in a small tulip glass, where a ganache-like fragrance airs out. Layers of chocolate noted with a slight shortbread flavor to complete the everly mellow full bodied palate. I don't recall this beer being this good when I last had it about the same year as its vintage, but this is good. MNAle (242) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2018
Bottled 8/31/17. Reviewed 1/18/18. Rich, malty, aroma; dark fruit and chocolate. Deep black color with a 1/2 inch tan-to-brown head, receding fairly slowly, leaving thick lacing down the side of the glass. Thick, creamy feel. Chocolate and dark fruit (but less fruit in the taste than in the aroma), mild start with a nicely bitter middle and finish. You can tell this is a strong beer, but the alcohol is well-controlled in the taste. Just a very slight burn in the finish.
mieszal92 (500) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 Wylezakowana butelka z rynku wtórnego. Sos sojowy wyszedł w mniej przyjemna stronę niż pity przed chwilą Smuttynose BP pochodzący z tego samego źródła i będący, w domniemaniu, rówieśnikiem (?). Sporo ciała, ostra goryczka z palonosci, ale z drugiej strony jest też porządnie słodkie. Klasior. Cybuch (654) - Muszyna, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
W aromacie mocno karmelowe, amerykanskie chmiele, slodko, troche czekolady, palone. Barwa prawie czarna, piana drobna, ladna. W smaku karmel wpadajacy w czekolade, geste, palonosc. Jest po slodkiej stronie mocy. Goryczka srednia, alkohol lekki, nie przeszkadza. Bardzo dobre piwo, przeszkadza mi tu troche ten karmel. wekker84 (2610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2018
Bottle a black colored beer with a white-off head aroma roasted malts spicy citrus dried fruits caramel oak and hops flavor roasted malts spicy caramel citrus dark fruits dried fruits oak spicy and bitter hops commonmac (1381) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2018
On tap at Hopcat after a day of jury duty. This has been on the list to try for some time. Not sure why it was hard to track down in Mpls. Snifter glass. Dark cola brown or basically black. Minimal head. Nose opens up as it warms... big roasty malts and chocolate. Maybe a hint of dark fruit like raisins or figs. Definitely needs to be served warmer. Taste is relatively heavy on dark chocolate carrying a dose of bitterness and a hint of fruit with it. Finish brings around a coffee roasty quality. The warmth of alcohol is definitely present. Very solid rendition of the style...almost feels straightforward for what I expect from a Russian Imperial Stout. Worth the trek. Maracuja05 (2131) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2017
09-09-17 // taster, draft. At Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Dark black beer. Heavy sweetness with loads of chocloate, cocoa, coffee, creamy mouthfeel, great!