ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2009
This beer has quite a lot of character going for it. It pours a dark color with a very full body. The head retention is quite good, as is the strong dark chocolate aroma. In many ways this reminds me of Stone’s Russian Imperial Stout except that this beer is not quite as complex. The flavors of chocolate, mocha and some coffee linger on the palate for quite a while afterwards. Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
opaque. very dark brown to black with a lasting short beige head. mild malt base notes. light mouthfeel. mild roasted notes. somewhat bitter. unimodal. Sircatis (308) - FRANCE - AUG 30, 2017
D�couverte dans la Saveur Box. Bi�re noire peu de mousse. Nez caramel et bouche caramel. Bouche sucr�e et un peu caf�. Pas mal hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Mild coffee and roasted malt aroma and sweet smell as it warms. Looks great, dark black with a coffee colored head. Taste is roasty and coffee and cocoa, with a long cocoa aftertaste. Minimal bitterness in the finish. Fairly thick mouthfeel and fine carbonation. Alcohol comes through fairly strong as it warms, but it’s not unpleasant. Very well balanced stout, I like this one even though it’s not overly complex. MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle, from the LCBO.
Pours dark brown, forms a rather generous and consistent tan-head. Quite impressive lacing, and rather foamy as well. Coffee and alcohol nose. Rather low carbonation, quite sweet. Not that thick, as far as stout standards applies. But quite bitter. No hops at all for the nose, but they’re quite present in mouth. Finish is cocoa and licorice, and quite long at that. A rich and subtle beer. Expected a much stronger alcohol taste, due to aroma. While it’s certainly a good beer, I expected slightly more character. Interesting brew, for sure, but that one will go in the books as a competent, strong take on the stout.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Pours almost jet black with a nice amount of head, just shy of half an inch on the initial pour. Full bodied, but very smooth. On the aroma I get malts, chocolate, ever so slight coffee and slight slight hints of toffee. On the palate I am getting chocolate, like silky smooth choclate, some hop bite there and coffee along with a hint of toffee as well. I like this one. Also considering where it is from very nice beer indeed. radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
(11.2 ounce bottle - pint glass) Black color liquid with tan head that leaves a thick lace. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and notes of plums. Taste is of caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla and it smoke. Thick creamy texture, full body, flat carbonation and chocolate, coffee finish. gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2008
11.2 oz bottle. I can believe the label that it’s won 5 int’l awards. Thick brown head that fades slowly, and a deep, smooth chocolate stout flavor that is delicious. At $2 a bottle, this one is a bargain. Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Poured black with an almost soda like effervescence. Head is tannish and quickly dissipating with little to no lacing. Aroma is mild fruit and roasty chocolate notes. Very pleasant though not jaw dropping. Body comes on as slightly thin and watery, though with a pleasant touch of creaminess. I actually enoy this slightly thinned down stouts texture, which makes you want to slam it. Flavors are a touch of cherry with chocolate being the dominant character. Finishes medium dry and pretty clean with chocolatey notes turning to faint berries near the end. A very pleasant surprise from sri lanka. MJ never lets me down. sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle, 330ml, IBS, Perth.
No BB date evident.old?
Quite rich and very smooth, alcohol is well hidden. Expected at least a touch more roastiness.