Narnad (1374) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown black color with a tall, very creamy, tan head that has a lot of staying power. Aroma has a very full, fresh malt nose with lot of toasted malt presence, light chocolate and some burnt acidity at the tail end. Flavor matches the nose perfectly. A complex malty flavor overall with strong toasted malt notes early, a light chocolate flavor in the middle, coffee presence shows up later in the flavor and finishes with a light earthy hops presence. Body is modest in density with a very creamy feeling. Overall a very enjoyable beer. I love that this RIS stuck with the more toasted malt aspect as opposed to the more common dark fruity aspect the RIS style can incorporate. Canít wait to get my hands on another one of these bottles.
wlajwl (3344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is earthy malts, mild chocolate and vegetables/spices. The flavor is dark malts, spices/vegetables, mild heat and and tangy/alcoholic finish.
48FanInCali (617) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not all that good. Way too over carbed. Lots of nice roastiness but too bitter. Far too champaign with the mouthfeel.
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AbbeyRoade (203) - Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty sweet...not a thick body but a medium body with very sweet, almost tart notes throughout. Malty sweetness. Not much roast to the malt. Aftertaste is like an artificial sweetener. Boozy but not too much. O.K. all around. Something about Weston Brewery beers just really turns me off...
BOLTZ7555 (2603) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour with a solid latte head. Nose of cocoa, bakerís chocolate, roasted malt, and brownie batter. Nestle Quik, sweetened chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and molasses in flavor. The sweetness is a bit much. Was initially surprised by this brew but it becomes cloying relatively quickly.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours a dark brown with a robust foamy tan head. Nose of burnt malts and chocolate. Medium plus body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is rich chocolate malts and the finish is rich and bitter. Quite tasty,.
jgentgesdo (659) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep brown, no head. Nose is caramel, salt, beef broth, olives. Slight smoke, rather liquid smoky. There is some resinous hops. Flavor is sweet and bitter at the same time. Strangely watery mouthfeel for such a big beer. Meh.
jcnielsen (1330) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, chocolate, oak aromas. Burnt, roasty, chocolate flavors. Iíve never been a fan of Cathedral Square, but I was quite surprised by how good this one was.
EtTuCthulhu (758) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Once poured, this beer is black as sin with a medium tan head, and the aroma fuses the strong scent of roasted malts and a subtle undercurrent of wood fire. The taste is quite umami, mildly sweet, and slightly bitter, which makes your mouth muscles pucker ever so slightly with pleasure; furthermore, the palate combines a medium body, thick texture (the two of which in combination make for a very complex mouthfeel, especially once the umami is factored into the equation), soft carbonation, and a long and slight bitter finish.
TheHOFF43 (1439) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with some tan head. Aroma and flavor are roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Not bad, good alcohol on the tongue.
seanfitz (9) - - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of St. louis best local imperial stouts. Thick and creamy, roasted flavors but not smokey, and a good alcoholic bite. Great price.