yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small amber hue and a little lacing tan head. Light roasted and malty aroma. Mild roasted and dense fruity hopp base flavour with a light bitterness. Light spiced and malty finish.
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish. Nice. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of BrianK. Dark brown with a tint of red and a dense, light brown head leaving laces. Lightly sweet roasted malt aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweet roasted malt and vanilla. Some malt bitterness in the finish. 201008
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Interesting aroma of hatch green chilies, freshly fried corn tortillas, light roastiness, cocoa, bubble gum, some pesticide, overly ripen citrus, and light tobacco. Flavor of roasted malt, vegetable (most green pepper), caramel, nuts, and dry cocoa. Mouthfeel and flavor is a bit on the thin side for an Imperial Stout.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Medium brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, raisin, roast, some smoke, soy. Taste is moderately sweet, smoke, chocolate, roast, some alcohol, light burn. Low carbonation, sticky full body.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a light brown head and motor oil black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/molasses, some dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-licorice/molasses, some dark fruit, faint hops, slight alcohol. Nicely done, not overbearing. Occasional.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace,
Aroma: rich roasted malt and dark chocolate aroma with a dark fruity character,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate over the roastes, light fruity character, light bitter roasted finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great bottle from CaptainCougar. Thanks again Tom. Opaque dark brown color with hilites at the edges. The tan head went nowhere. Aromas of dark toasted malt and light treacle. Full bodied with smoothly creamy carbonation. Flavor is dark toast, mild treacle, and hop bitter. The soul drains away with the sugars. Finishes mildly sweet, darkly toasted bitter. It’s an extremely good ale.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: A nice looking pour to this one. A dark, dark brown color with a small tan head.
S: While the appearance was nice, the nose was far from it. A decent roasted malt aroma with a slight smokiness. Unfortunately, there was a lot of acrid roast and coffee as well.
T: Luckily the flavor is a touch better, but not amazing. The roasted malt is the main component of the beer with a smokey flavor.
M: The body is a bit thin for an RIS, but the carbonation is right on: low.
D: This is really nothing special and in some cases, bad. I would not seek this one out again.