radio_nowhere (797) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at BJís in Frederick, MD; served in a tulip glass. Very dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste adds notes of light coffee, sugar, caramel and some fruity esters. Medium-heavy body, low carbonation, dry, semi-creamy with slight bitter roast finish. For a RIS somewhat thin and sweet, overall decent dessert beer that night.
kevinator (888) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This reminded me of a milk stout. Roasted malt and woody aroma. Dark brown, like their porter, with a creamy white head. This had a nice palate with a smooth creamy texture and relatively low carbonation. Flavor was roasted and boozy with a hint of chocolate malt. Good and not too heavy.
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full serving on tap at the Cincinnati location, with a nitro pour, complete with descending nitro particles. They kind of linger towards the top though, strangely. Finger of khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Up front, I get a lot of dark fruit flavors in the aroma. tastes kind of English or European style, versus the assertive, bitter roasty American styles. A little bit of roast still, some dark chocolate, and coffee. Syrup, light molasses flavor. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick, sticky texture. Smooth, creamy, nitro texture to the carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, just a very light bite to it, but itís reasonable for 8.5%. Solid stout. Iíd prefer a bit less sweetness, though... (itís clear where the amped-up ABV comes from). A bit more earthy hop and roast flavors, less with the fruit please.
fiveacestx (581) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - dark brown, a wall of lacing, smooth and creamy, some notes of chocolate and some coffee. Very smooth.
Dal9000 (182) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At BJs. Pours dark with a white head. Tastes light chocolate and very light and malty.
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Iphonephan (3190) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler shared at home. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin tan head. Light licorice nose. Flavors of coffee, licorice and dark fruits. Medium bodied. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma of roast, cola and dark.chocolate. flavor was similar, almost lactoy which OS weird for an impy. Overall better than expect.
HIGHB4LL (484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BJís in Fort Collins. Appearance: finger of thick creamy tan head, dark brown color, clear, great lacing. Aroma: chocolate, roast, molasses, very malty. Palate: full body, smooth creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. Taste: sweet malt to even sweeter malt with light bitter finish. Overall, very nice palate, but maybe a little cloying for my taste.
MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Vienna (Tyson's Corner), VA.
Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
Taste of roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, bourbon, bittersweet chocolate, tart black cherries, blackberries, molasses and light citrus.
A nice take on a classic Russian Imperial Stout.
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50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BJís. Brown pour with a kaki head. Mild roasted malt aromas. Creamy with smooth roasted malt and caramel notes. Hints of toffee. Good body and mouthfeel.
Concealer (756) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at bjís. Clear dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is the same with some booze on the end. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.