ozzy70 (1334) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2017 RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black cherry, with a finger of platinum tan head that leaves little lacing. Nose is of brown sugar, roasted malts, black licorice, a bit of alcohol, and a slight musk of tobacco. The taste starts off with your typical heavily roasted malts, then kicks into a deep, sugary espresso. The booze, and brown sugary sweetness keep the bitterness of the lightly charred barley at bay, creating a deep boozy Russian imperial stout. The hops are moderately infused, but kept throughout as a simple highlight. The carbonation is low, but still maintains a spritely mouthfeel.
Draft at Growler USA courtesy of HuskerTan, thank you sir. Poured black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, vanilla. Taste was bittersweet, roasted malt, vanilla, creamy mouthfeel.
Maris (1612) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2017
From a 650ml bottle on 31/12/2017 (ABV listed as 11.5%, shared with Butz). Pours near black with a big tan head. The aroma features light chocolate and roasted malt. The falvour is primary dark chocolate, caramel roasted malt, soy and hops. It's quite bitter and intense - a true slow sipper, and drinks every bit of the 11.5%. Creamy palate and moderate carbonation. A pleasant enough impy, but something a bit sweeter and smoother is more my style. rami_pl (4797) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 29, 2017
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Kawowe, dosc palone, raczej wytrawne, ciut kwaskowate, kapke popiolowe, nie pod gust ale calkiem dobre TimE (6275) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2017
Put this in my cellar for three years and cracked it open on Christmas Day. Pours a viscous pitch black color, like motor oil with dark brown head. The nose is a complex mix of dark chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt and some faint citrus notes. Full body, with light to modest sweetness. Very hoppy but not overly bitter. All the components are working in harmony with great depth. Very well balanced. Low carbonation. Smooth. Nice stuff and alcohol I well hidden slothstyle87 (2) - - DEC 22, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 I couldn’t tell you about the science behind this beer, or how you’re supposed to drink it or taste it. All I know is this beer is fantastic. Creamy, smooth, sweet, chocolaty, with some pretty aggressive hops underneath all that. Lovely beer.
ads135 (5213) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Really nice imperial stout. Rich and chocolates. Licorice, pepper, molasses, and pine. davidezdonz (633) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - DEC 11, 2017
A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 14th January 2016. Poured into a snifter. It was black in colour with a one finger dark tan head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, espresso, liquorice, anise, pine with a hint of citrus peel and char. Tastes roasty, char, chocolate, cocoa and liquorice with some piney hops coming through at the end. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Overall nice to sip, and even after almost two years, the hops are still coming through quite clearly on the finish, it kind of reminded me a bit of a strong Black IPA. colui72 (1159) - HONG KONG - NOV 29, 2017
Pours creamy black, with a large brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, soy, tobacco and dark fruits. Tastes low bitter, strong roasted malts, chocolate, tobacco, cherries, dark berries, alcohol very well hidden. Creamy, full bodied, softly carbonated, with lingering flavours, very rich and pleasant. A very well made and balanced Russian. Awesome. HuskerTan (2451) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 13, 2017
A- Tobacco, roasty, char, cocoa.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Tobacco, roasty, cocoa.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, robust finish.
O- Lots of tobacco and char. A touch of smoke and cocoa as well. Liked it quite a bit but might be a touch overrated. Clarkdvm (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Bottle in Florida. Pitch black pour. Bread, smoke & burnt syrup. Tastes excessively alcoholic. Think I'm being generous with 3 stars