daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a perfectly opaque black with a thin, creamy brown head that leaves a little lacing in the glass. Aroma is roasted cocoa nibs, dark licorice, and a little smoky - very inviting. Taste starts with a little sweetness, covered up by toasted malts, and a lingering light bitterness. The finish is long and salty in a very good way. The texture is smooth, thick, and a little astringent. Truly a great RIS.
Koning_Daan (117) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours black as the night, no head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, malts. Tastes so incredibly good. I crave for another one just thinking about it. Such a nice creamy, balanced taste of coffee, chocolate. Amazing beer.
mzaar (1547) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska @ ALEhouse, Riga. Mörk, mörk brun, nästan svart öl. Mörkt smutsat skum. Dofter av torkad frukt, kaffe, kakao. Smakinslag av kaffe, läder, lakrits, mörk choklad och ek. Fyllig kropp. Lätt beska som passar in så väldigt väl.
furthur (142) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour, graham cracker head, opaque black body. Aroma is malt and grain and caramel and milk chocolate, dried cherries. Taste is raisin, dried cherries, cinnamon, bourbon, coffee. This is kinda boozy. Finish is bitter sweet. Palate is thick, carbonation is moderate. Nice balance.
giorgos_gtc (35) - GREECE - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperially stouty beer. The pefrect example of this beer type. I would prefer this a bit less bitter but the dark bitter chocolate makes aleays the taste come through everyone s tongue. ..
Iznogud (623) - CROATIA - JUL 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at La Mes Petita, Barcelona. Pours black with creamy brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts flavor. Bitter finish. Full bodied.
MayumiH (56) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is amazing. Rich and Smoky coffee aroma. Taste is strong espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, raisin possibly. Bitter sweet finish. Top notch.
oliodnb (257) - ITALY - JUL 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Absolutely black, thin beige head, some lacing. Sweet smell, light roastiness, plums, red berries. Taste start with a thick milky sweetness followed by a lot of roasted malts, coffe, bitter chocolate fading into some light acidity. Thick creamy finish, very long ground coffe aftertaste, very light final burnt bitterness. Excellent.
umich03jm (1861) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Feb 2012 bottle from trade with Rightcross55. Thanks! Pours deep black with almost no head, just a tiny ring collects on the edge. Awesome aroma of rich, chocolate cake, raisins, caramel, toffee, and light coffee beans. Tastes slightly sweet up front with chocolate syrup, caramel, and soy sauce. Finish brings in tart raisins and light bitter coffee. Medium body but absolutely no carbonation. Overall, great aroma and taste but this could really use some carb.
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pout with a huge double finger espresso head. Lots of lace. Raisin aroma and a little sugar. Mouth is on the lighter side of what I like from RIS. Bitter finish with a lot of sweetness at first. Long bitter end with tons of roast.
ljthiessen (325) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, big beige head. Creamy chocolate aroma. Thick, flat palate, very smooth. Cocoa, coffee and subtle dark fruits. Fairly sweet and huge flavour. Wow.