phiconners (152) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours dark black with a light brown head. Some creaminess, a nice flavor. A solid stout, felt a little thinner than some of the better imperial. jredmond (8770) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft at pony bar with Andrew, Brendan and Feng. Pours a deep black body with no head and light chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is deep espresso and roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet chocolate malts, light roast. Very straight forward stout, very balanced and extremely drinkable considering the 10%. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle from sam's i think. Dark brown/black with a sudsy tan head. Nice, understated nose, dry roast, bakers chocolate, light molasses, smells less like a imperial stout and more like a dry/semi-sweet stout. Flavor is similar, dark fruit, molasses, and bakers cocoa dominate. Alcohol super well hidden. Having this blind I would guess I couldn't be higher than 6% abv. A solid stout that ill give extra points for drinkability considering its high gravity.
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12oz bottle. Bottled 2012. Black pour, dark brown foam. Aroma of fusel alcohol, dark fruits, licorice, unsweetened dark chocolate, loads of coffee. Roasted grains, burnt malts. Thick body. Liquid chocolate liquor! (3579) NikkTwist (3368) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque pour only hints at a dark orange brown up to a very strong light. Head reduces to a very tiny tan ring. Heady alcohol off the top. Juicy pitch black flavors. Coffee grounds. Kerosene infused charcoal. Earthy truffles. Cigarettes. Leather. Shoe polish. Alcohol centered dark chocolates. Shoo Fly pie. Dried berries. Vegemite. Black peppercorns. Bitter tingles on the tongue. Medium body. More juicy than creamy in terms of what one might expect for a billed Russian Imperial. Still quite dark and big.
j12601 (13189) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Big roast and cocoa, chocolate on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet roast, cocoa, a touch of alcohol peeks through. Warm and roasty, chocolate and cocoa. Pretty tasty. HogTownHarry (7077) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
12oz bottle shared by blankboy. black and oily, smallish light brown creamy head. Somewhat sweet deep roast aroma, alcohol, a bit of table cream, mint and herbal bitterness. Taste follows, a touch hot, nicely balanced though. Slick, low carbonation, quick oily alcoholic finish. Good. FROTHINGSLOSH (8176) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was cocoa, coffee, roasty malts and vanilla. The flavor was roasty and toasty with moderate coffee, cocoa and vanilla elements. Long finish of toasty malts, coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Turns a bit dry and woody at the very end. Thick and creamy body. Very nice. blankboy (7833) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
My bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size semi-lasting frothy beige head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light hops and a bit of alcohol. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops, some lactic notes and chocolate. Medium bodied. Really good, I quite liked it. dlovell2 (2357) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours black with a thick creamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee and cocoa. Flavor starts roasted malt with some sweet caramel and vanilla flavors. Followed with some cocoa, molasses, brown sugar, and coffee flavors and finishing with a roasted dark coffee bitterness. Silky smooth mouthfeel. I let this one warm up for about an hour before I opened it and I think it really let the flavors bloom.