BudStew (6) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013 does not count
Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma & taste are chocolate and coffee. Mouth feel is full & warm. Yes at 10.5% APV this is a BIG BEER, but it’s put together well. Some big stouts are not well balanced, the alcohol tends to dominate, not so this Imperial Stout, it doesn’t overwhelm. You’ve got to give this a try. cipium (4) - Latina, ITALY - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Bevuta presso Il Santo Bevitore di Latina. Una grande Imperial Stout! Piena, ricca, profonda. Aroma di cioccolato e caffè. Al palato è sorprendente, vellutata e cremosa con un equilibrato mix di dolcezza e amarezza. La birra dei miei sogni polarisbeerguy (42) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
WoW! Wasn’t a huge fan of Oscar Blues until now! thought Gubna was good but this is great beer! Smooth chocolate then roasted almond finish delectable stout! wolfman27 (3) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
Pours like used motor oil; dense black liquid. Rich milky, dark-tan head. Scents of dark chocolate and coffee. Unbelievable creaminess flows through the saliva glands, and the 98 ibu’s is so well hidden in this incredibly chocolaty malty brew! There is definitely a zip of coffee under tones in there as well. I will have another, cheers! chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Absolutely phenomenal. If you’re tired of bitter, coffee leaning imp. stouts, this is for you. The emphasis is overwhelmingly chocolate, but never feels too sweet. The balance of bitter and sweet is so well crafted you wonder why most stouts don’t taste like this. If you ever get a chance to try this, do not pass up the opportunity, A standout from the crowd, yet incredibly familiar and comforting.
BSoloway (3) - - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
Imperial means imperial, super heavy with very roasted characteristics, but maintains a smooth and complex malt profile for a stout. Hops are subtle on the palate but a nice lingering bitterness. Se magnifique! tschof (209) - - FEB 19, 2014
Wow....... They make you type 85 characters..............one word only is needed: WOW. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at the smoke eaters. Full marks. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, some alcohol. Taste is sweet and bitter. ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2014
Notes from 8/2013, one of the first great beers I ever had!
A - 5.00 - Beautiful dark brown-black color that is completely opaque. Head is a medium brown of thick bubbles, two fingers at first and dies down to a thick film that eventually is a patchy thin film on top.
S - 10 - dark chocolate, dark fruits, espresso, coffee, some vanilla/creaminess
T - 10 - dark chocolate, espresso, coffee, vanilla, cream, whole milk, dark fruits, roasted malts, burnt marshmallow, an amazing imperial Russian stout
M - 5 - Nice heavy, creamy mouthfeel. carbonation is medium-light and very smooth. ABV it there in taste, no alcohol burn, but this is great for 10.5%. Sits like a hot fudge milkshake in your mouth.
O - 20 - I love this beer. Completely worth every penny - 13.99 for a 4 pack of cans or 3.99 for one can. I will continue to buy this beer as long as it’s available. The only beer that compares is Stone Espresso Russian Imperial Stout. UkrainPubCrawler (122) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This is an absolutely delicious Imperial Stout! Amazing malt character combined with a very tasty sweet finish! Stupendous!