bytemesis (6595) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium creamy deep brown head, dissipates fairly slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, molasses, ash. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, anise, cocoa, ashes. Full body, creamy mouthfee. Pretty solid.
fiveacestx (923) - Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours dark with a cola colored head. Nice chocolate mocha aroma and taste. The mouthfeel is thick and *good*! I like this beer!
eruizgarcia (303) - - MAY 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark pour, small head. Intense chocolate and yeast aroma, sweet and bright, nice oily palate. Excellent.
johnnymusky (874) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Poured from 2012 bomber received from jon the regular...thx man!....poured black with light head....minimal lacing....nose is dark berries and chocolate...taste is the same...this is a very tasty beer....reminds me of eating dark chocolate with cherries inside...alcohol hidden very very well!...yum!...this beer is one of those that you buy a 4 pack and cellar one bottle for a year or two...i can honestly say that after trying a 2014 vintage tonight that this one ages beautifully.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed with the Lowther family. Not quite a typical RIS. Poured a bit lighter/thinner, but full flavored. A bit more malty/milky sweetness came through the coffee and chocolate. Enjoyed it.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very sneak up on you beer. It’s not as thick as the ABV would suggest. Which makes it way more drinkable. Nice roastiness, some bitterness, and a very ephemeral sweetness. Quite good.
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared several ways. Pours a rich dark blackish brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and licorice. Flavor is rich, bitter, strong coffee and roasted malt forward, with mild dark chocolate and cocoa sweetness. Rich and full bodied, creamy carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, interesting. This is a pretty cool beer.
BoozeRevooze (5) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is crude oil in a bottle! That's a good thing. Massive body and full flavor. Perfect with dark chocolate.
ChiGuy68 (536) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a bomber. It poured an opaque brown with a frothy, quickly dissipating head and plentiful, streaky lacing. Deep malty aroma with a hint of coffee-moca. Roasted chocolate malt taste thats strong but not thick.
pablo951 (630) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted out of a bomber. Pours like it’s description says, "5W-30" and looks like a root beer float. This is one thick muthaf***a!! Heavy malt, hop, and sweet aroma. Strong malt taste, kind of alcoholly.