wekker84 (2630) - 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 (1416) - 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. rhoihessegold (2479) - 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! ttoadee (1774) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Black (literally thick as oil), thin mocha head. Nose is cherries, currants, coffee and a smidge of alcohol. Intensely bittersweet. Middle, where to begin? Sacher torte, blackened grain, cherries & caramel, woody bitterness. Finish is still incredibly bittersweet. Wow. simontomlinson (821) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Thin dark brown head left a collar on a very dark brown oil slick.
Coffee, licorice, aniseed & burnt aromas.
Medium bodied, super smooth & oily on the palate with minimal carbonation - it just slides down!
Bitter burnt coffee, dark berries, coal & demerara tastes with a really bitter tangy finish.
SONOFWODEN (78) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Bell's Two Hearted Ale sits at the top of my list as a straight up IPA so I gave this Stout a try. It is a rich, delicious, top-notch Imperial right on par with North Coast Old Rasputin and Sierra Nevada Narwhal. It pours nearly black with a thick head of about half and inch. You can definitely pick up overall roast and backdrop of coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma. The taste has some nice low key sweetness and again with an overall roast and dark chocolate. It has the full body, smoothness, and then slight bitter ending that you would expect. I had a cousin would does not drink craft, but likes "dark beers", and his words were "yeah, you can definitely bring this again" which is high praise from him. GSE (184) - POLAND - DEC 17, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2018 btl. 36cl vntg 2015. Jeden z najdłużej produkowanych RIS-ów w USA, ale nie wiem czy ta etykieta w estetyce lat 80-90 ma z tym jakiś związek. W aromacie nie czuję kawy, ale jest czekolada, intensywna wanilia, kokos, ciemne owoce (suszone figi), trochę piernika i ciemnego miodu. Wydaje się dość jasne i nieco wodniste. W smaku bardzo ułożone, gładkie. Owoce, nieco kawy, a na koniec dużo czekolady mlecznej. Głównie owoce leśne, rodzynki, czarna porzeczka, trochę cierpkich skórek, lekkie albedo pomarańczowe i świeży kokos (nie żadne wiórki). Mało charakterny imperial stout, ale dla mnie super, bo czegoś takiego poszukiwałem. Alkohol zupełnie niewyczuwalny. Yorker (2181) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2017
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tiny tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, dark fruits, and chocolate - with a roasted finish. tonyreynes (17) - - DEC 13, 2017
Bought in a bottle. The poor is heavy dark and has very little head that quickly dissipates. The nose on it reminds me of heaviness fruit chocolate in a little bit sweet. The taste it’s me right away with bubbles heavy brattiness fruit coffee and chocolate. What is so interesting is the fact that it finishes well and I get a final west of carbonation it’s sort of whispers.I guess that final burn is from the alcohol. What a great brew to curl up with on a cold winter night along with someone else.
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Since I long time that I was looking for this beer, I find it at the Pibar, he reintroduces some of them and yesterday, I have taken the oportunity to try it and I shared this bottle with Raoul, best before 11.06.2019, bottle number 15025. It is a classical imperial stout but it is just so delicious, an explosion of happiness in your mouth with roasted malt, so good coffee, dark chocolate, hop, some, vanilla, sweet but it is not at the extreme, mineral, well balanced and the aroma is staying a long time in the mouth, a love story, to repeat thousands times.