williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, minimal brown head. Aroma is subtle chocolate roastiness. Flavor is medium roast, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Very smooth. Nice!
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color, aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, earth notes, same flavors with chocolate, coffee, slight pine hops, pretty strong astringent boozy finish, lacking the rich complexity of a good imperial stout
SudsMcDuff (5811) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
in snifter, from hose, from keg .. . pours a very dark brown black .. . mild foam .. . tar, deep ash, and charcoal .. . quite a light stout, also a bit boring and calm but for the abv quite impressive
.. . . are there bakeries near paris, france?
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head, a little bit of light shines through the edges. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee - very typical of an RIS. Flavor is pretty smooth considering the abv. Flavor is dark chocolate, maybe a bit of coffee. Pretty tasty and drinkable. Not too heavy, and slightly thin mouthfeel. Overall very good, but thinner than I expected.
Travlr (11001) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark maroon brown head. Aroma of peppery dark cocoa. Taste is bitter dark choc dipped in burnt espresso. Decent.
sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap thanks to beerandblues2. Pours opaque black with average, frothy tan head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, roast malt, light woody notes and faint earthy hops. Flavor is roast malt forward with chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, dark fruit esters and light vanilla; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light raisin. Taste is medium sweet -- really not much happening until the back of the mouth, when roasty bitterness, earthiness and dark chocolate kick in. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical pitch Black Russian imperial with a dark mocha head - sadly dissipates to nothing. Aroma of coffee and bitter dark chocolate, slight dark fruit sweetness. Taste is not too eventful - coffee comes out more as it warms, chocolate and roasted malts follow. Feels light for a impy stout with notable active carbonation. Overall it's a nice middle of the road Russian imperial but not as big in any aspect as I was expecting and would like. Alcohol is hidden very well. Glad I tried it
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Beerenberger (1419) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, with hints of coffee and molasses. Pours a dark blackish brown with a none lasting tan head and no lacing. The taste is typical of imperial stouts. Rich roasted malts, raisins, molasses, a little boozy. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, enjoyable.
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dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in color with an off white head that settles off completely. Aroma is sweet with chocolatey, molasses notes. Tastes sweet and smooth, much like a milk stout, though more intense with the chocolate flavors. A bit warming.