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Cisco Island Reserve Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
Fourth in Series: Black fig, plum, toasted almond, unsweetened cocoa. A dry, full bodied interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a nice black. Coffee/chocolate and little tobacco aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1431) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Lots of flavor. Raisin and some oak scent. No carbonation. Deep brown/black. Milky and strong but a little oaky and some tobacco taste. Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
750 cc from PUBR. Thick black pour, no head. Nose is plum, fig, perfumy hops, dark malt. Tastes of charred molasses, fig, plum, black gumdrop, walnut. Intense roasty ad charred flavor as it warms, more molasses, black licorice. OK, not great. Many flaws in this. Still, tons better than the best Budweiser.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
This poured a darkness brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of ashy malt, dark chocolate and some earthy Hood. Flavor was lightly bitter, dark.chocolate dry, and lightly ashy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Black pour with an espresso head. Aroma is sweet. Sugar, nuts & caramel. Full mouth. Taste is bitter at first, but turns to fudge. Long dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has huge chocolate, dark fruit, cocoa. The taste is big chocolate, medium roast but balanced by a nice sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CardsFan25 (88) - - MAR 6, 2015
Bomber bottle. Dark black pour with little to no head. Alcohol with hint of vanilla on the nose. Dark fruit, milk chocolate, and booze on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
One of the best smelling stouts I?ve ever come across. Boozy nose with a tad of licorice and chocolate, but hard to describe. It?s almost completely flat, the flavor is of roast fruitish sweetness, chocolate, touch of coffee, and finishes malty sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3611) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a dense tan head that stays. Big heavy roast and alcohol on the nose with cocoa and dark malt. Medium to thick bodied. Lots of roast, warming alcohol with a long roast and a ton of chocolate. Dusty cocoa into the finish, chocolate, long and warm on the finish. Thanks for sharing JB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2964) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle from Vermont. Lots of coffee influence in this with the palate and the nose. Palate is simple - roasted notes, tootsie roll, dark chocolate, anise. A bit of heat/booze in the 1st sip. Nose i meh - grain, booze, dark malt. Decent lacing, rest of appearance is dark brown with orange. Overall this is a bit on the simplistic side for an RIS.

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