jmgreenuk (10147) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2017 brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark as night with a finger length dark mocha head. Smells of dark chocolate, cherry, plums, figs, coffee, molasses, carmel, some smoke. Taste starts with the dark chocolate, smoke, expresso, as well as some dark fruit notes. Then get a lot of molasses, lots of breadiness, almost like a marshmallow flavor, as well as some bitterness from the hop presence. Then the finish is more dark chocolate, intense expresso, plums, figs, molasses, cherry, oak, some peat, a little booze. Full mouthfeel with a slick, yet creamy mouthfeel. The bitterness increases as you get through the flavor profile. This is how a Russian Imperial Stout should be. Awesome.
Bottle at the JimGreen tasting, Den Haag, December 2017. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly light tan head. The aroma is big roasty malt, molasses, boozy alcohol, light sweet chocolate. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich oily malt, liquorice, heart warming alcoholic bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Nice but the alcohol dominates way too much. czlowiekmotyka (545) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 16, 2017
Super classic. Tons of roast and dark cocoa/coffee. Plummy and cherry in the mouth. Quite smooth and thick. Alcohol a bit to harsh. fiulijn (21470) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle at Black Christmas 2017 peponi (2052) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - DEC 7, 2017
A bit too much liquorice, but at least it has a bold body.
Aroma: roasted dark malt, bitter chocolate, cocoa, vanilla. rosenbergh (11872) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Appearance: jet black and brown head.
Taste: bitter chocolate, cocoa, roasted dark malts, soya sauce, smooth.
Palate: full body and medium carbonation.
Overall: very decent RIS, nice roasted notes.
22 oz bottle. 11.2%. Bottled on 07/10/17. Thank you Timo A!
Pitch black color with a dark brown head.
Burnt malt, burnt sugar, molasses, some sweetness, plenty of darkness and dark fruits in the aroma.
Heavily burnt malt, brown sugar, dried dark fruits, molasses, darkness and some peat in the flavor.
11.2% really well disguised. Rich, full and intoxicating.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EvanFriend (643) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Couple things: First, Zhukov's first name was Georgy (Гео́ргий). That's "George", not "Gregory" as the description says. Also, he wasn't all that great a general. The best thing he had going for him was that most of the other Soviet generals were utter incompetents. Rokossovskiy was the real genius. ogniskowicz (1083) - POLAND - DEC 2, 2017
That being said, the beer pours black as your hat with a small, thin brown head. Flavors are coffee, dried fruit, bitter chocolate. Slight bit of hops at the beginning. Thick, almost chewy mouthfeel. A bit of warmth from each sip, but no boozy tastes at all. This is an excellent beer...But Marshall Rokossovskiy's would be better.
Wspaniały, wielowymiarowy RIS w zdecydowanie wytrawnej wersji. Pijalne, że aż strach ! Iznogud (4531) - CROATIA - NOV 29, 2017
On tap at at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017. Pours black with brown head. Chocolate, roastiness, cacao, some coffee, strong bitterness in finish. Dry and full bodied. szczupaczu (213) - Rurzyca, POLAND - NOV 27, 2017
Warka 2017, pite na panelu jako pierwsze ale też i ostatnie (dla kontrastu względem pozostałych ris'ów). Konkret czekolada, goryczka również, wynikająca z palności. Gęste jak klej ale nie ulep - raczej półwytrawne, w każdym razie bliżej wytrawności niż słodyczy. Świetnie się pije, alko. przyjemnie grzeje w przełyk. Coś dziwnego błąkało się w aromacie - jakieś zioło, ew. soja - ewidentnie na minus. Ogólnie klasa, samemu zrobić całą butlę nie lada wyczyn. Dobrze, że nie musiałem ;) willisread (3703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle from Craft Brewed shared on Thanksgiving. Pours a thick, motor oil, espresso chocolate milk brown-black. Thick and viscous with a finger of brown head that lingers. Big and chewy with marshmallow, cacao, milk chocolate aromas. Coffee, chocolate and hot cocoa. Just non-stop on the palate. Really big beer, viscous and thick that is executed almost flawlessly. Booze is hidden fairly well.