thegreenrooster (4483) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Pour is a complete black with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice char malt with some sugar sweetness. Flavor is a super rich burnt malt with some licorice and a bit of alcohol. Not much of a hop presence with this one. Finish leaves a nice burnt malt on the tongue. For a Russian impy stout this is surprisingly lacking in hops but this does have a super rich roasted/chared mouthfeel. rdixon77 (2921) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Decent enough Imperial Stout. Black pour. Was a little thinner than I excepted and a big herbal/anise presence. It did have a nice coffee-chocolate base. Okay. kevinsenn (2245) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Aroma of dark dried fruit and licorice. Big flavor of dark dried fruit, with some big bitterness hiding in the back. Roasty too. Great. mike67 (1226) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate covered cherries, piney hops and molasses. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. It was great to drink it after snow shoveling. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2015
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C.
Opaque, near black with a large tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, soured raspberries and chocolate.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, roasted coffee, chocolate and sweet and tart berries.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization.
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jsporrer (1058) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours a deep dark almost pitch black. Thin tan head with some lacing that clings to the glass. Descent aroma of roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is more coffee than anything else. Slightly bitter with just a little carbonation. A little thinner than other imperial stouts with only a bit of oily texture. Flavor doesn’t fill your mouth very much and doesn’t linger very long. The flavor isn’t bad but its less than I expected. High alcohol content but it is fairly smooth with no harsh after taste. canadiankiwi (149) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2015
Dark colour. Coffee and malt taste with a very dry and chalky feel with a slight bitter finish. solidfunk (9178) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Something off on this. Almost like it went a little bad. Some roast and chocolate but a fair amount of sourness here. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bitter sour finish. Tap at galaxy hut. Scoobyluvshub (43) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Poured dark with light brown head. Aroma was of roasted malts, dark fruits. Did’nt care for the taste too much, alittle boozy, very acidic, dark fruits, a slight bit of chocolate, a bit sour. The sour acidic tone of this beer didn’t jive with me. Bacchus66 (746) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
From bottle at home. Pours dark with a dense brown head. Aroma is all chocolate and coffee with similar flavors. Medium bodied. Roasted malts, coffee with a touch of sweetness (dark chocolate) on the long finish. Delicious.