mforce199 (7) - - JAN 9, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2018 Very unique beer. Beautiful pour from nitro tap at CVB. smells strongly of bourbon. Very high abv, enough to make you feel warm inside. Great beer but couldn't drink more than four ounces because it is so strong. kraddel (9436) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2018
Pours black. No real head. Smell is bourbon, oak, roasty grains. Taste is full, very thick, boozy, bourbon, oak, sharp bitterness, both from malts, and (mostly) from roastyness. thick body. low carbo. rather boozy, but hey, at this ABV? Very nice stout indeed. Davros (3362) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2017
Pours black with a tan head.
Nose shows chocolate, liquorice, booze and hazelnut. As intense as you would expect.
Flavours include hot booze, bready malt, chocolate. A fair bit of a solvent note.
For a 20.4% abv beer this does reasonably well at keeping the booze balanced with the other flavours... but just not quite there! ZodiacM (1380) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken (= 2015 version). Dikke, vette BA imp stout, rokerig, mooie bourbon smaak en dito gedroogd fruit. Heerlijke afdronk. One of the better beers I had! Hoprider (798) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Pitch black pour with a dark beige head that settles to a ring of foam along the edge of the glass. The nose is offers really intense licorice and coffee. Intense melted chocolate too. Bourbon booze coming through as well. The taste is hugely intense. Big concentrated flavours. Roasted malt. Dark cocolate and boozy raisins. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and chocolaty. Huge beer. Nice aroma and flavour but drinkability is low here...
dnstone (4032) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Aroma is super boozy with intense chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and coconut notes. Pours a black color with tan head. Flavor matches the aroma; chocolatey, boozy intensity with vanilla, caramel, and coconut. Perhaps the biggest tasting Imperial Stout Ive had.
Notes: On at GABF, Aged in Four Roses Barrels adrianouli (18) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 1, 2016
Amazing. A lot of alcoohol, aged in bourbon barrel, with special flavours... One of the beast beers I’ve already tried!!!
RafeAU (628) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Taster, on tap at the brewery. On nitro. Big rich Russian imperial stout - very smooth, the nitro helps that. Medium body - not thick like I was expecting. Warming but not boozy - alcohol very well managed. Low IBUs, sweet but not too sweet. intense flavours - very nice. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle at MikkellerTokyo - Thanks to Beercation. Pitch black - offwhite head. Nice wooden. Lots of wood. Sweetness. Chocolate. Bitterness. Light licorice. Coconut. hayduke (5745) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. Had to wait a couple hours for them to pour this one it was worth the wait. Glad I went back to the booth for this one In the tasting glass was pitch black with a small lid of tan foam. Chocolate, anise, and dark fruit in flavor. Very full body. Creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich chocolate malts and licorice. Ripe fruit. Finish is alcoholic and bitter. Super beer/