ucusty (2692) - 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 (2189) - 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 (2119) - 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 (627) - 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.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, toast, some plum, alcohol, and some spicy notes. Flavor is caramel, toast, roast, chocolate, cream, some plum and a bitter roasty spicy alcoholic finish.
italianjohn (2041) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour tan head .... aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits ..... lots of lacing sweet taste of chocolate, dark fruits and a nice roasted taste .... finishes dry and roasted a little oaky .... oily mouthfeel and medium to heavy .... a very good imperial with a very nice aroma
jmm635 (758) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour with a medium sized brown head. Really strong lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, with faint hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is really rich; sweet and desserty. Creamy mouthfeel and way too easy to drink for a beer approaching 10%.
vtafro (1904) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark pour with brown head. Chocolate roasted and even some vanilla notes. Nice ris.