kokkenrolv (348) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, hints of dark red plum. Black, small beige head. Medium+ sweetness, medium bitterness, taste, dark malts, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, roasted malts. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, long finish with lots of bitterness and roasted tones, some lingering sweetness. Nice, but too heavy bitterness. Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Pretty good. Mild roast. Semi smooth. Low to moderate bitterness. Definitely good. Hope to try it again.
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Clear blackish brown colour with nice beige coloured head that leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma has dark roasted malts, some dark chocolate, espresso coffee too. Taste is quite dry with dark roasted malts, espresso coffee and slight sweetness as dark chocolate. Full body and lowish carbonation. Taste is nice but aroma wasn’t giving away all the secrets. humpah (316) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2017
0,355l bottle from Alko. Pours black colour with some head. Aroma of roasted malts, not extremely roasted, roasted coffee, chocolate, some fruitiness, caramelly sweetness. Moderately bitter, medium body, very balanced. TheSkiz (12) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2017
This beer packs a chocolatey-coffee smooth, powerful punch. It's so yummy--like if there was winter camp for grown-ups and this was served in Styrofoam cups around the campfire; that kind of yummy.
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rostetti (385) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and some hops. Taste has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hops. Has nice bitterness. Very drinkable and very good imperial stout! jookos (6948) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle. Black. Rich soft roasty malty, thick nose, going towards coffee, roasted coffee beans, real dry chocolate. Full bodied, smooth, roasty. The malts are really clearly present though, isnt a tongue numbing roast bomb. Pretty drinkabe for the style, doesnt burn through your palate. Flavourful, rich, nice balance.Zlotta (3722) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
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0.355 l bottle from ’BierPost.com’, best before March 2016 (I believe almost two years old). Pitch black with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and quite fruity-resiny aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, a touch of pine and hints of blueberry. Moderately sweet, malty, quite roasty and very fruity-resiny taste of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, pine, blueberry and tropical fruits, followed by a long, rather roasty-bitter, resiny and dry finish. Medium to full body, almost creamy and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Really tasty and satisfying, great hoppy Imperial Stout! I wonder how hoppy a fresh bottle would be?! mateuszk (2757) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. In aroma there is completely nothing. In taste nice milky like chocolate, light roatiness. Medium body, silky texture, bitter finish. Ok. retinadoc (240) - - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2016 Bottle. 3-way comparison tasting vs. North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout and Founders Breakfast Stout. Victory Strom King is the clear winner. The common denominator of these 3 relatively high-ABV stouts is sweet coffee-based aromas and flavors. Old Rasputin was a relative one-trick pony with a strong, unrelenting sweet boozy coffee experience with a lingering bitter finish. Founders Breakfast Stout was very sweet, and the coffee was definitely a light-roast grind, almost like Folgers instant decaf, although at least with a clean finish. Victory Storm King is smooth. Yes, all the sweet boozy coffee flavor is there, but no off-flavors, and the coffee is a definitely a richer dark-roast grind. All 3 are very good stouts, but the distinctions are clear, and the grades here are good, better and best.