weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appears an inky black with a dark tan head that is unmistakable of the style.
Smell is of chocolate cake, dark roasted malt, rich aged barrel aging.
Taste is of chocolate richness, dark roasted malt, and a deep roasted taste that is in need of aging to be world class.
Mouthfeel is roasty, bitter, and hitting the middle of the tongue before quickly dying out.
Drinkability...dry and in need of age.
strongpieman (1156) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Aroma is roasted but to a point of burnt tones. Deep black color with a thin head. Smooth with bitter coffee finish.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft... called the Russian Imperial stout on the menu but they have the same abv so I assume its the same.... this is super watery stout, a bit of char and chocolate to it but a below average ris for sure
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Dragonmead on 7/23/11. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roast, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor starts malty with chocolate before a roasty coffee finish.
ketchepillar (984) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at MBGSF 2010. Super smoky. Not really that roasty, maybe it could be a porter, maybe. Not bad though.
Petkus331 (78) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice smoky aroma, an OK head, and a creamy texture. The aroma was the best feature. The taste was decent.
fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wouldn’t say this is weak. Not super strong, but definitely a stout to write home about. Nice amount of head, good bitterness. Their best stout.
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 kinda weak... solid overall..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, update 5-11-11... thin. Tastes like cold coffee.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, chocolate syrup, sweet malt, and roasted malt. Flavor was somewhat of a let down -- very sweet and sugary, not as robust as the aroma would suggest. A touch of roasted malt, but mostly just sweetness.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet molasses and chocolate nose, dark fruit, light coffee and light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, prune juice, roast, smoke and brown sugar. Meh.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dragonmead. Pours dark brown, amost black, with a lingering tan head. Somewhat smokey at first, then fade to a robust roasted coffee flavor, with some hints of hops. Body was just a little thin, but very good.