TEJA (3131) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2016 andrepintado (3544) - Lisbon, - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. This is probably sold out now... Nice dark color with medium brown head. Head disappears after 5 seconds, what the hell? Carbonation is high and artificial. Medium sweetness. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Also some water. It’s a nice try from a macro company but for anybody who is used to drink micros, this sounds way too artificial.
Bottle sampled @ omhper, thanks.
Semi lasting brown head. Solid black color. Strong roasted malts aroma from both black malts and dark crystal malts. Sweet caramel taste. Full body and to low bitterness. yngwie (17102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle, 75cl corked. Thx to knutalbert. Close to pitch black, with a dense finger thick light tan head. Lots of licorice in the aroma, with roasted malts, brown sugar and a faint bonfire hint. It’s full bodied, smooth and nicely carbonated. Licorice, roasted malts, some coffee grit and roasted malts. Lasting coffee-ish, licorice finish. Pleasant and dangerously easy drinkable, perhaps lacking a bit on complexity. 160722 Pinball (12187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
75 cl bottle at hole in one madeira. Very dark brown small light brown head. Aroma is syrup dried dark fruits roasted malts . Toffee . Flavor is roasted malts chocolate toffee . Slightly better than you usual macro stout kermis (14192) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle rescued from turding at a bar in Porto airporto. Very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of overripe dark fruit, cocoa, toffee, fudge and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. It’s not an imperial stout or Dunkler bock as the listing suggests. It’s a sweet stout, an ok one but nothing special. deanso (10178) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 28, 2016
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
very thin tan head. Clear almost black pour. It’s not an imperial stout. Maybe a stout or porter as it’s only 7%. Pleasant drinking but drop imperial from the name please. I was looking forward to this until I tasted it.
cecisimao (8) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
On tap @ Irish & Co, Lisbon. Very dark brown body, light brown cloudy medium lasting foam. Nothing much imperial when compared with the commercial superbock stout beer. Just pleasant to drink. KnutAlbert (6760) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
Very dark brown, tan head. Liquorice, coffee, but the references to PEter the Great are taking this a bit too far. Nice that they suggest a cheese pairing. But at 7% it misses the mark,I’d want this at 10. Yet, a fine beer, roasted grain, chocolate, fennel, coffee, all in modest amounts. Dry mouth feel. cervmagpt (869) - PORTUGAL - MAY 5, 2014
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13F. Russian Imperial Stout). 75cl bottle - Batch L2806241. AROMA: mild sweet chocolate notes combined with roasted malt and alcohol. no esters or hop aromas. lacks more roasted aromas.
APPEARANCE: deep black and opaque (with help from food colouring E150c). very tanned head with average retention.
TASTE: very low bitterness and absent hop flavours, moderate roasted grains flavours (coffe-like), very low esters. relative sweet finish (maybe from the caramel food colouring). Somewhat solvent-like alcohol flavour evident.
PALATE: medium body with light velvety texture. low alcohol warmth with moderate carbonation.
OVERALL: an average comercial style imperial stout that could be better without the food colouring (E150c) and more roasted malt. much better than the brand regular artificial stout, nonethless. ruigo (3074) - PORTUGAL - DEC 29, 2013
Shared a 75cl bottle with some friends in a beer tasting night. Pours a almost black colour with a brown fluffy head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, liquorice and light roasted/smoked. Average to high carbonation and low to medium body. Too watery. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with a long and dry finish. Overall, a nice try but I prefer the regular SB Stout. omhper (25372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
Bottled, thanks andregoncalves! Near black, minimal head. Cardboard arma. Sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Syrup and cardboard, slight caramel. Slightly metallic finish. Dumping some black malt in a macro lager does not make it an imperial stout, nor does it make it a good beer.