kazin (597) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Notes from backlog. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a touch of vanilla. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
At my place with Taylor, Thomas, Scott, and Samantha. Aroma is massive disgusting green bell pepper, way spicy, vegetable, gross. Taste is vegetable, some burn coffee, bell peppers. markextrae (4450) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
shared a 2009 bottle with 2 friends. beer flushed out of the bottle like a fountain. poured dark brown / black with a big caramel head, a lot of thick yeast at the bottom of the glass. smell is like a red wine / port after it’s age. strong malty taste, with coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, bit sour, bit to boozy. nice to try this old version. but I’m more a fan of the younger versions. so my rating goes out for the old version. never had the fresh version of this one. so It could have been a lot better. anyway it’s still a good beer do! PhillyCraft (7587) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2010 Bottle shared at tasting, pours black with thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma is molasses, fudge, char, and dark plums. Flavor is dark chocolate, toasty malt, coffee, pudding, and licorice. Syrupy mouthfeel. Classic tasting Russian imperial from these two. Solid NosirIwont (2561) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. 13.0%. Best before 03.14. Pours black with a dark tan/light brown head. Good lacing. Great aroma; lightly roasted with dark fruits and a hint of vanilla. Flavour is tart and roasted with a distinct rum/whisky-blend note, as well as dark fruits. Dry finish. Overall really good and well-balanced. 05.10.13.
Johnsense (1711) - - SEP 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 330 ml bottle. Black pour with a fast disappearing mocha head. Roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, cocoa, very inviting. Roasted coffee beans gives way to dried dark fruits, ash, dark chocolate, molasses. Full body with lower carb. Note... Drank an Aged bottle, liquorice note a bit less pronounced, dark fruit a bit more prevalent. Less ashy also. Go figure. Still awesome dudebun (140) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2013
Unfortunately completely flat... Especially unfortunate because it is a 750ml bottle. Tastes great but no carbonation makes Homer something something. SilverHaze (14) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2013
Taste is roasted (can even detect hints of birch ashes), again with loads of sweet liquorice, soy sauce, espresso with sugar. Body is full, thick and creamy, but with some prickly carbonation on the tongue. JefVerstraete (3516) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2013
Black with dark brown foam. Low carbonation. Very well balanced beer. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and port. Full of taste. This is world class! TimE (5999) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2013
Pitch black color. Tons of dark chocolate, fudge, bourbon, cacao, very intense nose. Big boozy mouth, slightly sour, tons of cacao, dark fruit, fudge, totally intense and over the top. Lingering fuge and dark fruit fruit. Warming, but alcohol is well hidden in the mouth. Good winter warmer that is why I am drinking it in June?!?