elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottled August 31, 2012. Served at cellar temperature. HUGE thanks to Mark for this treat!
Pours incredibly thick and black with without a doubt the darkest head Iíve ever seen on a stout. Leaves some lacing and recedes to a wispy cap and ring.
Aroma is really rich deep dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso and gourmet coffee, dark fruits, rum-soaked raisins, figs, dates, anise, molasses, hint of smoke. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is espresso, serious coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, figs, burnt roasted malts, smoke, anise, molasses, caramel, toffee, fairly sweet, alcohol is there but fits in perfectly for a beer of this size. Unbelievably rich and complex.
Mouthfeel is full-on full-bodied, thick, chewy, sticky, eat it with a fork. Perfect.
Freakiní fantastic. This is right up my alley. The thicker the better when it comes to Imperial Stouts...I find Ten FIDY to be a little to thin for my tastes...this one delivers. So rich. So complex. Tons of espresso and chocolate as well as boatloads of overripe dark fruits. My only bottle...I will cherish and savor this one and hope to land more in the future.
Desverger (9871) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2014 vintage) shared at Himmeriget, Copenhagen - black coloured pour with thin tan head. Sweet and roasted malty with decadent chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, treacle, some hoppy backing, dark dried fruit shred, rich opulent sweet into the close.
Douberd (5231) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2017
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout) Bottle 750m at home, served into a snifter.
Totally black coloured beer with a thick as oil pour. One full finger of thick, creamy, dark brown head on top, with great retention.
Aroma of milky chocolate, mocha, toasted malts.
Taste is more complex, again chocolate, coffee, liquorice now, roasted malts, toffee, dark fruits, coal on the finish.
Full, thick body, soft carbonation, very sticky palate.
john44 (2630) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft Third of a Pint at Route CBC Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Oct 2015 - Pitch Black in colour. Dark tan head. Very Malty; dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, liquorice and smoke notes. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, dates, citrus notes. Rich, thick, tarry and a bit oily. Initially sweet roast chocolate and coffee malty and fruity becoming increasingly bitter in the finish. Enjoyed this. Good Impy Stout! (2015-10-03)
Mesjasz (1280) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampel w Chmielarni. Świetny aromat palony, kakao i kawa, nutka sosu sojowego. Smak słodki, dużo suszonych owocůw i kakao. Świetna rzecz.
jc1762 (1098) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Matt for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing pitch black with no head or lacing.
The nose shows light caramel and toffee malts.
The palate is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Lightly tart with flavors of light bourbon with hints of soy sauce. Smoky with a toaster bitterness on the finish.
rami_pl (2603) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rami Rami is drinking a Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout by Cigar City Brewing at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska
Bardzo fajnie klasyczny, mocno palony, polwytrawny, kwaskowaty, figowy, owocowy, ryli klasa, czadowy. I dosc lekki w odbiorze
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wzůr Imperial Stoutu. Czekolada, lukrecja, sos sojowy, pumpernikiel. Bardzo słodkie, zbalansowane. Doskonałe.
Kapsel (170) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastyczny aromat kawy, czekolady, pojawia się także sos sojowy i pumpernikiel. W smaku sypkie kakao, dużo ciała. Robi mega wrażenie.
thepatrickman (1130) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Christmas Dinner, paired with politics and chocolate. This is a mighty fine Russian Imperial Stout that leans more toward the sweet milk chocolate and raisin side than a lot of imperial stouts. Big flavors of chocolate, coffee, molasses, and Christmas pudding. A beer to ring out 2016 with.
nearbeer (5132) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml. Ebony body with a cocoa-colored film of creamy bubbles. Aroma is espresso, chocolate toffee, oats, plum, dates and a touch of soy. Tastes of chocolate toffee, cocoa powder, dark coffee with cream, berries, oats and bitter iron-like notes of blackstrap molasses. Long finish shows some tobacco and merlot. Heavy body is smooth and rich, but has a drinkable balance for such a big dessert.