Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, thick, no head. Smells like alcohol, chocolate, smokey, dark coffee, maybe in that order. Sweet, though not very bitter. Heavy bodied. Good, may may be better with a more toned down alcohol scent.
eruizgarcia (189) - - 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 (173) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 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!
EHopper (619) - 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 (1086) - 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 (3257) - 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 (397) - 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 (450) - 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.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. BBT3 tasting. Poured a black color with an off white head. Roast, chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Medium alcohol in the finish.
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap into snifter. Minneapolis.
Appearance: very dark, possible black. No transparency. Ring if a small tan head.
Aroma: classic imperial stout- heavy chocolate and coffee, vanilla, oak, alcohol.
Taste: sweetness upfront with a dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced.
Palate: very full body. Thick texture. With relatively long bitter finish.
Overall: a very thick and heavy imperial stout. A good balance of sweet and bitter.