jamestulloch (4465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2018
Can from Bottle Baron. Dark brown body with a thick tan head that gradually fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of Coco Pops, treacle and raisins. Flavour of liquorice, prune, lavender and a hint of vanilla. Medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Easy drinking for the strength. More subtle than I expected. ElDesmadre (4398) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 13, 2018
Bottle. Very fruity, with dark fruit, blackcurrant, dark grapes, blackberries, chocolate undertones, blueberries additionally in the flavour. Thick body, but overwhelmed by fruit, not enough classic dark malt notes present. Low flavour depth. Disappointing. Learninbeer (689) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2018
The aroma is a little clove, light chocolate. Pours dark brown with tan head mostly diminishing, The taste is bitter. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter and long. Very good!!! melush (5049) - SPAIN - FEB 4, 2018
33cl Bottle @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain.
Black colour with a thin tan head.
Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet, vanilla.
Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, toffee, vanilla, hints of alcohol.
Full body, soft carbonation. superspak (6363) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2018
330 ml can into snifter, best before 3/2019. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, toasted dark bread, smoke, charcoal, herbal, pepper, and pine; with lighter notes of leather, tobacco, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and roast/toast/smoky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, toasted dark bread, smoke, charcoal, herbal, pepper, and pine; with lighter notes of leather, tobacco, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and roast/toast/smoky earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char and herbal/peppery/piney hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, toasted dark bread, smoke, charcoal, herbal, pepper, pine, leather, tobacco, dark fruit, and roast/toast/smoky earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great hop/char bitter/sweet balance; and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly warming 10.4%. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the ABV, with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very rich dark/roast/charred malt complexity, balancing earthy hops, and pleasant complementing English yeast fruitiness. A very enjoyable, well made, and spot on style example as expected.
astronzz (98) - POLAND - FEB 3, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2018 Wersja Rasputin.
Barwa nieprzejrzyscie czarna z brunatna, potezna ale tez szybko opadającą, pianką. W aromacie drozdze, kawa i praliny. W smaku potezna palonosc ale taka polskodka od czekolady mlecznej. Bardzo przyjemna gorycz kawy arabica, ktora na finiszu pozostaje na dluuuugo. Subiektywnie mi sie to bardzo podoba. Wysycenie wysokie jak na ten styl, alkohol genialnie ukryty, szlachetny. Cialo calkiem male jak na risa ale przez to jest bardzo pijalne. Swietne, bardzo tradycyjne piwo. KmMat (138) - - FEB 1, 2018
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Ocena wystawiona w ramach uzupełnienia profilu. jrodooo5 (1753) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2018
A very different imperial stout! Perfect black pour w/ a tan head & outstanding lacing. The aroma is toffee & somewhat tart. The flavor is unique as their is no hop or bitterness present but rather dark fruit. Really no coffee or chocolate either simply dark fruit & possibly some toffee. It does have a really good mouthfeel & overall is worth trying! nathanvc (891) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2018
Birthday bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker; thanks to Anke & family! Labeled 'Rasputin'.dunklermessias (407) - GERMANY - JAN 23, 2018
Pours cloudy, very dark brown with a diminishing, frothy, beige head. The aroma contains lots of raisins, dried & candied fruits, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel & hops - a bit unusual. It tastes medium chocolatey/malty sweet and medium roasted bitter; dry, hoppy finish with warming 'liquor' alcohol. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Exquisite!
330 ml bottle, shared with affensteve. Pours with an almost dark brown and opaque color with a tiny tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, molasse, coffee and some hints of cocoa. Taste is quite nice: dark chocolate, dark coffee, herbal bitterness, nice intense mouthfeeling. Long lasting finish.