Russian Imperial Porter - Monks Café
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by LinusBohman:
4.84/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Served from a bottle into a snifter at room temperature.
A: Dark as the void left by a dead star. The black liquid is crowned by a minimal chocolate coloured foam. No visible carbonation. Plenty of lacing that sticks nicely to the sides of the glass. The appearance is not correct for the standard definition of the type and without a crown it seems kind of dull and stale. Regardless I like the looks of it because it invites me to think that the drinking of it will be very pleasurable.
S: The first impression is perceived by me as delightful but I have a hard time to define it. After a while I get dark chocolate and soy sauce. Smells of dark roasted malts are very faint, instead it gives a sort of creamy impression. The smell is very sweet and reminds me of chocolate mud cake (kladdkaka).
T: What was hard to define by smell is much easier to define in taste as I get dark chocolates, burnt sugar, molasses, chocolate mud cake and syrup. In other words it's initially dominated by sweetness. I also get sweet liquorice and some faint coffee. The aftertaste is more towards coffee and sweet liquorice. No apparent hops and zero diacetyl.
M: Very creamy, feels like a warm and cozy blanket on the tounge. No carbonation is perceived, full bodied.
O: In my opinion this is a well blanced and complex beer. The tastes are subtle and multiple, they all pull together to make a whole that is far greater than it's individual components. It looses some points in appearance but regardless this is for me a memorable beer that I rank among the better porters and stouts I've had among the likes of Närke Stormaktsporter and the Abyss, and that's without ageing.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2013 18:28:58 | More by LinusBohman
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pitch black color, small brown compact head, small lacings.
S: Vanilla and dark hard roasted malts. Bitter rather than sweet. Strong black coffee and even some smoky notes. Dark dried fruits.
T: Sweet dark dried fruits, and rich sweet hard roasted malts. Vanilla and bitter hops.
M: Long sweet but also bitter aftertaste. Body is syrupy full while carbonation is well hidden.
O: A nice one, I wish these would be easier to get my hands on.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2012 19:19:50 | More by Sunnanek
Russian Imperial Porter from Monks Café
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