Lemke10 (824) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a pitch black color with a slight light brown head. The aroma is rich and very malty. The taste is rich, robust, and very flavorful. Delicious!
justkoehn (12) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Little deep brown head and strong lacing. Chocolate with alcohol aroma. Light carbonation on the tongue. Chocolate and coffee taste with strong alcohol bite afterwards. Very good imperial stout!
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berntholer (1045) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dense chocolate beige head fades with structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma bit boozy, hint of coconut, caramel, chocolate. taste is slight sweet, bitter chocolate, liquorice, ashes with a long bitter chocolaty finish. velvet mouthfeel, soft carbonation. very nice balance and smooth, abv well hidden, a real treat to drink! bottle 35,5cl / bd feb-2012
asmall (16) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Unbelievable chocolate bomb! Great aftertaste that lingers.Alcohol well hidden.One of the great stouts! Sit back put your headphones on and enjoy on a cool fall night! You might not get out of your chair!
jcnielsen (2251) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, burnt, licorice aromas. Roasty, licorice, malty, syrupy flavors. Very nice full bodied stout. Not my favorite, because it has some black licorice flavors that Iím not a fan of, but itís still a top notch stout.
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a deep brown to black color forming a medium and nice thin bubbled beige head. Medium to low retention and only few spotty lacings left on the glass. A thin layer persists for quite a long time
S: Strong roasted malts and coffee aroma. Licorice and very earthy yeasts. Strong notes of wood too. Very earthy and boozy in the end
T: Strong roasted malts, mainly. Strong notes of coffee, brown bread, licorice, oak, earthy yeasts. Upfront taste is slightly sweet and molasses but, in overall, itís very bitter and roasted. Intense. And really bitter as an American Imperial Stout should be
M: Heavy, thick, creamy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Intense roasted and bitter aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. An American RIS classic
[ BA Review @ 7/3/2013 ]
mtdewa1 (350) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark as night black pour. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, raisin and roasted malts. Taste is bitter chocolate, malts and coffee. Very thick velvety mouth feel. Smooth finish. Well done. Can?t wait to age and revisit.
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick inky black with a tan head leaving a little lacing. Roasted malt nose with a little chocolate. Spiciness in the front with malt coming in and a bit of molasses, chocolate, and almost burnt coffee in the end. Not bad, but not one of my fav beers for a stout.
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Jet black oily thick pour with a tan head that subsides. Roasted malt aroma and bitter chocolate. Oily chocolate flavors with a bit of dark fruits. Quite good.
dlovell2 (882) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured in snifter. Pours black with a mocha brown head. Rich roasted malt, coffee , cocoa, and dark dried fruits aromas. Flavor is dark roasted malt, espresso and unsweetened cocoa. Followed by a light sweet dried prune flavor. Finishing with a dark cocoa bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. This brew is jacked up full of flavor.