Zymurgeist2 (872) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Lots of biscuit malt up front. Pours black and oily slick with almost no tan head. Taste is tar, malted milk and chocolate with alcohol warming.
Cunningham (4015) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: A complete absence of light on the other side of this one. A nice beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.
Palate: Full body. Tad sweet with an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Lots off espresso and chocolate. Roasted malt and mild liqorice.
Overall impression: Solid stuff! Do not think I have to say more about that.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with OleR.
Ed5388 (1727) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (batch 507) thanks to Ataraxia from free beer week 2013. Gusher upon opening. Pours black and oily with a huge foamy dark brown head. Aroma of rotted veggies, nail polish remover, roasted malts, and hints of chocolate. Taste is sour coffee, burnt toast, ashy, vinous, nail polish remover, and rich dark chocolate and espresso. I’m pretty sure this is infected. I will definitely revisit this beer with a hopefully non infected bottle in the future.
llkc (237) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duft:mørkt malt: sødme. chokolade.dyp duft af mørke bær, som også gør duften en smule frisk i det
Smag: stor smag af mørk malt. soja, kakao, chokolade. varmen fra % kommer lidt efter, eftersmagen er mørk chokoladen, en smule bitter eftersmag lidt alla når man få et stk mørkt chokolade
Kamol (17) - POLAND - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance:almost black, sparkling medium-lasting foam. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, roasted stuff. Taste: one of the most "light" RIS in a long time. Very drinkable, almost a session bear, you just can’t wait to take another sip. Rather sweet. Full body. Great stuff.
Torrefacto (372) - SPAIN - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color caoba oscuro, casi negro con una cabeza vde espuma beige oscura también. aromas de chocolate, bizcocho, licor y frutos rojos. En boca es sedosa con inicio dulce achocolatado que se une a un amargor equilbrado. Excelente.
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Opqaue Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Dark Roasted Chocolate Malts, Woody
T: Lacto, Chocolate Malts, Mild Dark Fruit
M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, a very nice lacto russian imperial stout....great flavors.
_angst_ (2369) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours oily pitch black with a rather small creamy dark chocolate brown head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, moist soil, dark roast coffee, brown sugar, salty liquorice candy, alcohol, charred wood and hints of lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, burnt wood, alcohol, bitter chocolate, moist soil, hay, burnt caramel, salty liquorice candy and hints of cookie dough. Mouthfeel is round, oily, creamy, boozy and near full bodied. finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, salty liquorice candy, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, cookie dough and very subtle hints of green peas. Very solid imperial stout.
rlgk (9493) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, tar, coffee, floral, raisins, woody, vanilla, spicy, hay, cream notes, tar, licorice, some smoked notes. Coffee flavor, roasted, vanilla, cream, licorice, spicy notes, coffee, nuts. Roasted coffee and caramel finish with tar, chocolate and nutcreme. Really nice.
peermac (58) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nearly black, with a dark head. Sweetness and bitterness is well balanced. Last long in the mouth, and I love it :-)