gringo332 (604) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m a bit biased as I’m not a huge fan of RIS. It’s nearly pitch black with brown overtones in strong light. Decent dark tan head if you pour straight center. Awesome toasty smell, all malt and coffee with plenty of sweetness. Huge roasted taste. Bitter, but not too out of balance with the sweetness. The bitter flavor lingers for a while
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty, chocolate, caramel on the nose. Similar taste. Dep malty brew.
Andrew196 (1403) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours motor oil, dark cappuccino head, very wispy. Aroma is dark, yet sweet chocolate, charred wood. Big on the tongue.....dark charred prune, coffee, mocha, lactose, some raisin... Super easy to drink for the abv. We’ll made.
AlfSt (27) - - JUL 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours as back as the night. Medium head. A beautiful imperial Russian stout.
Sigmund (6645) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG in Barcelona. Shared bottle at BrewDog bar. Russian imperial stout, 12.5%. Pitch black colour, tan head. Roasty aroma and flavour, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and oak. Well hopped, some smoke. Slightly warming mouthfeel, but dangerously easy drinking for its strength. Excellent beer.
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, overripened fruit, dark roasted malts. Same flavors, add roasted nuts, and a detection of alcohol.
BlackHaddock (6222) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On 9th July 2016, I spied this beer in the glass fronted fridge at the BrewDog bar in Barcelona; 12 Euro for the bottle. Shared with the RBESG guys. What a lovely Imp Stout, what a smooth, lovely Imp Stout. A fantastic beer: love the people at Crown Shoes, not had many of their brews, but each one has blown me away.
Zoret (308) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
D’ampolla a BrewDog Bar Barcelona. Cervesa negra de cos mig-alt amb aromes de cafè, xocolata, cacau i Porto. Molt bona.
Klimaet (1747) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of ash, tar chocolate, light roast, bitter, hops. Taste is roasty, licorice, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, tar, ash.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/24/15 Bottle from Giant Eagle in Indiana. Pours black. Very, very black. Tan, rimming head. Soy sauce, roast, chocolate. Loads ofnbitter and chocolate. Astringent and awesome.
Maakun (3626) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBESG16. Black with brown head. Strong roasted notes, peat, smoke, coffee, very earthy, old dry wood, wet dead leaves, medicinal notes. Over medium bitter and medium sweet. Medium bodied with slick thin feel.