Poured hard into snifter style glass and at first I was a bit worried when I didn't see a head , but then it slowly materialized to a nice looking tan colored head, it reminded me of how the head forms when you pour a nitrous can. Aroma is of cocoa , coffee, sweet dried fruit and a bit of booze. Tastes of cocoa , coffee , plums or raisins. The sweetness is about where it needs to be considering the ABV and finishes with a bitter bite but in a good way. This is definitely a sipper but if you like the Russian Imperial's this is worth a shot, it's pretty true to the style and I enjoyed it.
RATING 8.0 out of 10