Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color, brown head, alcohol aroma,. Flavor has a sweet plum/Carmel flavor that dominates.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a rich black color with dark ruby highlights, a thin tan head that lasts and falls to a thin ring with spotty lacing. Aroma is mild chocolate, dark red wine, oak wood, and cherries. Taste of dark roasted malt with figs, prunes and light sour cherries. A sharp bite from spicy, peppery hops in the finish. Tart twang in the aftertaste. Full body, sticky and chewy, smooth, with good creaminess, low carbonation.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty Russian imperial stout. Muted aromas but rich chocolate and coffee flavors.
ReggieDunlap (2772) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a creamy medium mocha head...looks thick. Aroma has notes of caramel, dark chocolate, and mild dark fruits. Flavor follows suit and adds a nice roasty/burnt note that is slightly bitter but not overkill. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish has a nice roasty dark chocolate/dark fruit finish that drys and lingers.
callmemickey (1837) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Was not expecting this to be as awesome as it is. Pitch black body, tight nocha foam, spotty lacing. Rich chocolate, assertive roast, nice oaky quality comes out in the flavor profile. Modest booze shines. A touch of dark fruits and brown sugar. Full bodied, silky smooth carbonation, light bitterness in the finish, balanced alcohol. Very nice.
Huhzubendah (2159) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Caponeís in Philadelphia.
The beer is nearly opaque and appears a deep, dark brown color with a thin beige head. The aroma brings heavy roast and dark chocolate. The flavor is rich and robust. The beer is full bodied and quite viscous. Carbonation is moderately low, and the beer is silky and smooth on the palate. The aftertaste brings a lot of barrel flavors. Overall, a tasty stout. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-23-2011
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
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 (1466) - 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 RISís is some aspects.