Nr3254111 (4) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Other than the lack of head appearance was good. Great mouth feel. Not over powering. good chocolate and coffee note.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet coffee, chocolate and toffee. Pours black with tan lacing. Taste is super sweet with chocolate and slight alcohol burn. Finishes roasty with a great coffee coating throughout the mouth.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- dark fruits, chocolate, malt sweetness, spiciness
Appearance- fairly black, with a dark brown head, large bubbles, big alcohol presence
Taste- typical RIS qualities, some dark fruits, some spices, some funk
Palate- relatively full-bodied, higher carbonation
Overall- Interesting and drinkable, a better beer than I anticipated. It is relatively complex and unlike other RIS’s is some aspects.
Goodgrief (1877) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s. Dark brown pour with some amber highlights. Smooth and chocolatey with not a whole lot else going on except a slightly fruity finish. Very chocolatey...almost akin to ST Choklat. Very good beer.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared generously by somebody at One Funky Afternoon! Darker pour with a fluffy beige head and drippy lace. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate and roast. Bakers chocolate,, espresso, light oak and a dry finish. Eerily similar to Sexula Chocolate
pineypower (2737) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out black with a small lacing tan head. Aroma is of light chocolate, and some roast. Taste is lots of chocolate, some roast, light dark fruit, alcohol and some oak notes creeping in there on the finish.
PhillyCraft (3966) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a pitch black color with small tan head and an ample amount of sticky lacing. Aromas and Taste of smokey oats, incense, nag champa, chocolate, dark fruit, cedar chips. The taste is very unique and spicy. Leaves a bitter dark chocolate aftertaste in the mouth that lingers for ages. Very good locally brewed Russian Imperial Stout.
dfox670 (75) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Capone’s served in tulip pour was a deep opaque midnight black with one finger of dark tan head with nice show of lacing. nose was chocolate,coffee and malt. taste was dark chocolate,coffee and wood chips this was a delightful Russian imperial by any means
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at iron abbey. Pours a pitch black. There was no head and little carbonation, maybe something was wrong with the lines at the bar? Taste has lots of dark chocolate and coffees. The oak isn’t coming through like I thought it would. Semi hot alcohol flavors are present, but not terrible.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub on 12/30/09. Pours deep brown, nearly opaque, with a bit of a ruby hue, capped with a few tan bubbles that ring the glass of the snifter. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt and coffee, with some hops playing a supporting role in the background. Burnt chocolate malt hits the palate first, and is accompanied by dark chocolate and espresso. Some dark fruit and molasses become evident toward the end, but fade as bitter dark chocolate clings to the palate for a lengthy finish.