jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle. Pours black, little to no head. Aroma is dark coffee, cocoa. Taste is a big hit of coffee - quite pleasing. Chocolate is in the background. Big, rich mouthfeel. Solid.
CpyNPrnT (430) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black, small tan head, mild roasted malt, dark roast coffee. Moderate lacing, great beer!
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Three Fires. Sweet chocolate, coffee, and earthy aroma. Black with a small tan head. Earthy coffee, sweet chocolate, and ashy flavor. Full body, soft carbonation.
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: Deep hued, but shy of complete darkness with some brown & ruby at the edges; leathery tan foam & collar sits on top. Aroma is muted for being a Russian imperial... Roasted malt, faint cocoa powder, a touch of smoke, & some anise-like sweetness hidden way in the periphery. Taste is much more lively. Notes of deep cocoa nibs, toasted & roasted malts, molasses, heavy brown sugar, licorice, anise, & hints of sweet dates. More sweet than bitter, though it finishes deceivingly dry with a mild coating of cocoa powder. Turned out to taste pretty nice, but the aroma was a mild disappointment & therefore hurts the score a little. Good beer, could be better.
rumproasts (3405) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Black with small head. Thick and very rich. Light bitterness. Smooth with no alcohol warmth.
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at MBGSF 2013. Poured a clear dark brown color with a average brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toast dark chocolate aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex good brew.
crossovert (8177) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft in IL. This is after having the ba months ago.. This one is jsut perfect. Chocolate wafer crackers, roasted malt, nice bitterness, everything you want basically in an impy.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Greenbush brewpub. Midnight brown with a creamy brown head. Aroma is dark and peaty with chocolate, some smoked malts, alcohol and a touch of fruit. Taste of sweet and dark roasted malts, chocolate, peaty notes and a mild bitter finish.