andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a rare open Saturday night. Appearance is thick pitch black with a nice moderate tan head. Aroma is rather complex, nice notes of coffee, rich chocolate, licorice, hazelnut, lactose, smoke, really nice. Taste is very good, like a boozy chocolate brownie, huge chocolate and lactose flavor with smokey notes, light licorice, just really well done. One of my new favorite Chicago breweries. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Burned, tarmac, gunpowder, bitterness, high malty, oiley, sweetness, ok bitterness, cocoa, chocolate, smooth body. timc100 (320) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
A: Gorgeous oily opaque black pour - slips out of the bottle and forms a creamy mocha head.
S: Heavily roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate hit first, then some raisin and caramel, some slight vanilla sweetness.
T: Big roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Milk chocolate sweetness and caramel in the middle of the mouth. A pretty bitter russian imperial stout
P: Very smooth. M/F bodied
O: A really awesome beer. Spiteful is off to an awesome start Fukito (1064) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 28, 2017
Pours an opaque, oily black with a nice yellowish small head. Aroma is capuccino with cocoa and citrus. Flavor is same chocolate with orange, with a gentle but firmly citrus flavor. More a FES on steroids than an Imperial Stout in my opinion, drinks much more complex and easier at the same time than the 8% abv on the label. Fantastic. crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 Batch #3. It pours a thick inky black with a big foamy tan head. SMell is huge chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is big malts, coffee, caramel, cocoa. Really rich malt flavor. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and slick. This is exactly what an impy stout shoudl be, nice suprise buy. I like the 8% version more. This reflects the 8% version not the 10%.
allesmetkaas (179) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
On draft @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with a brown head. Very coffee aroma, with a taste to match snzcujo (295) - RUSSIA - MAY 1, 2013
Tasted on tap @Mikkeller bar, Copenhagen, 01/05/2013.
Pours reddish brown, with a lovely foam.
Aroma is intense, quite unusual for an imperial stout, some woody/vanilla and berry tones, really interesting smell, i mean it!
Taste is impressive, loads of different flavors - cherries a bit, apples, some citruses even, roasty notes and else.
Aftertaste is moderately roasty and a bit tart.
Absolutely amazing beer, so easily drinkable for the style, and for sure -
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Bomber from trade with dfonorow. Pours pitch black with a small foamy head that quickly fades, leaves some oily webbing. Aroma has lots of dark roast, burnt wood, and coffee with lots of hops too. Taste is big fresh roasted coffee, yum. Very light chocolate, some ash. Great balance of sweetness and bitterness. Lots of floral and grassy hops come in the finish too. Medium body, light oil and chalk in the mouthfeel. Overall, this is good stuff. Seems very hoppy, even for an imperial stout. Could almost be a Black IPA. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger of dark brown head. Coffee dominates the aroma but there are hints of vanilla and burnt malts. Taste is bitter. Coffee with a little dark chocolate and burnt malts. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. I could drink this every day.