c0fein (593) - Helsinki, - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Drink Shop, Tallinn. Strong fine aroma. Beautiful dark appearance with dark brown foam. Feels little bit burning at taste, good balanced IS. Dont know is it alcohol or chilis what feels at palate. Propably both.
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 14, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, fat, chocolate, fresh chilly spike, medium to high sweetness but not over-saturated, still playful and highly drinkable, one of the best bases of an imperial stout.
FatPhil (15093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2016 375ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallin) 2013/04 batch drunk 2016/12
Pleasant roasty aroma, but a punch of alcohol here too, despite the ageing. Some raisins too. Taste is rich and malty, some alcohol. Full smooth body. Finish dry, woody. very dry. A bit harsh, and very boozy. However, a pleasant sipper.
Marduk (6876) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil) BB 17.04.2023. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Fart, alcohol, roast, dark fruits, sweet, bourbon in aroma. Roast, sweet, alcohol, dark fruits, raisins, smoked plums in taste. Dark smoked plums and raisns and roast in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Sweet and boozy (still). Alcohol is massive and ruins drinkability. Otherwise nice brew.
lukka19 (910) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Salon piva. Dark brown color, oily texture, huge beige head. Aroma - decent roasty, bourbon, coffee, zest, light pines, prunes. Same in taste, decent hoppy and roasty, warming alcohol. Very tasty
DimVik (44) - - OCT 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All the goodness of the dark beer, chocolate, a hint of dried plums and pepper, very nice!
Simonsen (1220) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske. Svart, oljeaktig viskositet. Lavt karbonert med beige skumtopp. Smaker sjokolade,lakris, røstet malt og vanilje. En fantastisk god øl
BlazerT (839) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Teku. Pitch black with medium, light brown, densed head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma are mostly roasted malts - lots of milk chocolate, raisins, dark dries fruit, brown sugar, molasses. Some lightly smokiness. Taste is medium to heavy sweet. Full body, oily and thick texture, soft carbonation, finish is booze, sweet with touch of bitterness. In general beer is highly drinkable, complex with domination of sweet malts. In my opinion to malty-sweet for RIS, it’s more like an imperial porter, but beside this solid beer.
Gurthnar (5350) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 Tap at Salon piva. Very strong and very good. Oily texture, lightly warming, loads and loads of malty complexity ranging from dark fruits to chocolate and deep roast. Easy sipper.
charlotte (5245) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma is spicey and oily with flavor of chilli and pepper,good spicey with also portwine flavor is nice warming mouthfeels,licorice flavors and smooth finish,even if im not a big fan of spicey beers this is good.
matbli (313) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with a high pillowy beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, raisins, dried plums, a hint of coffee, caramel with some light alcohol notes. Full bodied with high sweetness inthe foreground and some roasty bitterness in the finish. Slightly warming, maybe also because of the chilli peppers but if not on the describtion I would never guess they were added. It’s not spicy at all. Nevertheless an Excelent RIS.