mdindy (30) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 black pour with thick brown head. nice roasted malt aroma. very smooth flavor everything seems to blend well, roasted malts, oats, mild chocolate notes. very rich, has bitter/alcohol after taste. certainly wasnt disapointed, great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jackl (3785) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Barley’s during the RBWG opening ceremonies. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. Strong yoghurt on the nose. Uh oh. Accents of oatmeal raisin cookie, chocolate. A bit tart. The taste is tart, some soured cream. Chocolate, mild coffee. oatmeal cookies. Full body, moderate carbonation. Clearly something’s amiss.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Premeet ][ 750mL? ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Thank you Leighton for the share. Deep inky pour. Mocha foam. Robust coffee nose. Taste is dry, bitter, dark chocolate covered espresso beans. Woody, dry finish. Somewhat tart, acidic finish.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Roast malts, coffee and some dark fruit. Jet black with a thin beige head. Dark roast coffee, chocolate and a bitter finish. Very rich on the palate.
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Barley’s during the opening dinner of RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours black-brown with a beige foam head. So so stuff overall. Good cocoa, faint tangy berries, heavy charred malts. Medium to full in body with fine carbonation. Warming finish with bitter char and further baking cocoa. OK.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Etched glass. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast coffee, chocolate, flaked oat and moderate roast. Medium body.
RyanK (143) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, thick black with a small dark brown head. Smells nicely of oats, chocolate and roasted malt, nothing new. Taste is somewhat bitter and nicely and very well hides the super high abv. Notes of chocolate, roasted oats balance out the beer well which is plenty malty and bitter. Thick bodied with some but not heavy carbonation. Probably served it a little colder than I should have. Still shows very nice I would imagine the flavors would show even more warm, and maybe the alcohol would reveal itself. Very well done Russian Imperial Stout by Foolproof way to go RI.
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from W&M Mansfield. Poured into a snifter. Rated from the bottom of the bottle. Warmed a bit. Rich malty aromas. Bit of booze on the noze. Jet black with a thick brown head. Otherwise low lacing and carbonation. Velvet texture. Very smooth. Slightly "soapy" though - can’t think of a better term. Slightly bitter finish, with some sweetness.
puboflyons (1835) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle dated November 2013. It pours a deep black color with a lingering tan head. Some lacing as it fades. The aroma is full of dark malts, chocolate, cocoa, and perhaps even some oats. The body is medium but smooth. The taste is similar to the aroma but there is a definite bitter bite at the end which has to be due to the 3 hops they use. For a 10.7% ANB beer there is no booze. A very nice Impy Stout.
jkwood04 (3264) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted, chocolate, and pale malts, some light coffee, some dough, and light hop notes. Flavor the same with a dark maltiness that isn’t too complex. Average texture. A decent imperial stout.