sturmthis (788) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Black with one finger off white head. Coffee and dark fruit aroma. Cocoa, coffee and dark fruit taste. Really good beer.
normalbeerguy (6) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- release #19. Pours pitch black with little head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee and a hint of whiskey. Very coffee forward, followed by more coffee/espresso and chocolate, with the whiskey coming in at the tail end. Thick mouth feel with a slight waxiness left after swallowing. Good beer but a touch less coffee might let more of the whiskey/oak flavors through and it would be phenomenal. Perhaps a couple more years in the cellar will tone the coffee down and round it out more.
X (63) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release #22. Very spicy aromatics, lots of well roasted coffee and other roasty goodness. Flavor is likewise dominated by spicy coffee with a touch of sweet syrups. Righteous stuff brother, amen.
spatenfan (43) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is Coffee and dark grains. There is a very faint smell of bourbon . Appearance is jet black.
Wow! This beer is amazing, smooth as silk. The coffee taste is there but not overdone and not bitter. The cocoa nibs are detectable and are the icing on the cake. Delicious!
gmph22 (6) - - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber. Only lacking quality is palate, not as full as some of the classic BA RIS beers out there. But try finding one of those for $6.50. Overall great beer at surprisingly good price
78samh (194) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle pours dark, deep oily black with a little head. Toasty, roasted coffee, cocoa, boozy and oak. Good burn at the end. Great barrel aged impy stout!
77ships (4745) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Benzai! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Black, little mocha. Huge roast in the nose, grounded espresso beans, lots of coffee, chocolate, light malt. Taste is huge coffee, espresso beans, bitter chocolate, faintly herbal, grainy chocolate, malt, lgith sweetness.Grounded coffee + RIS body. Quite lovely.
salvaticas (505) - - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at hop cat. Very intense coffee aroma. Intensely strong flavor but light finish. Extremely complex but not overwhelming
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bigtaster (735) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle in a snifter. Pours almost completely opaque except for the very edges, black to dark brown with small light brown head fading to almost soapy bubbles. I can smell the coffee before I even take a whiff, dark chocolate, whisky, smoke, earthy, walnuts. Oily texture, full bodied, slightly warming, soft carbonation. Sweet moving to a long more balanced finish, with some hints of bitterness. More coffee, some dried fruits, cocoa, very earthy. Fantastic beer.
ElManana (814) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBBWG shared by Benzai, thank you sleeping man! Coffee, espresso, bitter, vert high capuccino. Quite awesome but if you don't like coffee you won't like this.