alex_leit (3477) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 14, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Very dark, almost black, thin brown foam. Rich aroma: smoked sausage cheese and bacon, caramel, a little whisky. Taste: whiske, smoked, port wine, prunes and dried fruits, smoked sausage and cheese, bitter aftertaste. Great one.
FatPhil (15560) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (Riga Craft Beer Festival 2016)
Last tick of the festival, thank goodness we put this as the one to end on after the other previous shambles. Rich coffee roast aroma, a bit soyey. Rich smooth sweet palate. So much soy in the taste, but a bit of chocolate on the non-savoury side. Not saying it’s 10.5%, but it’s clearly potent. I’m tired, and now I just want to sip this rather than gibber on inanely. Very nice impy stout.
vinivini (1942) - Gomel, BELARUS - SEP 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Deep brown to black, opaque. Little creamy nitro head. Roasted malts, coffee, brandy, smoke, iodine on nose. Full body. Smooth creamy palate. The flavour is nicely balanced with notes mentioned for aroma. Light bitterness. Very good. Impressive
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Rask0lnikov (1072) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RCBW 2016. Almost pitch black colour. Beige head. Quite sweet, slightly alcocholy, slightly caramelly beginning. Chocolate, hints of coffee in the middle. Caramelly finish. Quite sweet palate. Quite well balanced, maybe bit too sweet. Not surprising.
Marduk (7174) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @RCBF 2016. Pitch black color. Small size, brown head, stays. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and sweet in aroma. Sweet, roast, dark chocolate in taste. Long lasting roast in aftertaste. Alcohol is hidden. Very solid brew.
Vells (1792) - Rīga, LATVIA - AUG 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely deep roasted malts, coffee, some floral aspect, vinous. Moderate to light sweetness, moderate bitterness, feels smooth. Nice balance, all the way solid brew.