williamstome (641) - 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!
Holtguy (90) - 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.
sonnycheeba (2528) - 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 (11077) - 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 (1108) - 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 (2046) - 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.
adamjackson (1749) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black like licorice. Minimal coffee colored head. Mollasses and brown sugar. Maple wood
Taste is bitter sweet. Like a snickers bar. Nutty and chocolate with some caramel. Finish is brow sugar and vanilla.
High body low carbonation. Very dry at the finish
This is a very weak stout. A sweeter porter? Itís pretty weak and not amazing. Worth a try though
dogfishho (557) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a 10% abv stout, this falls far short of expectations on the body scale. Relatively thin and watery, I would have guessed a porter if tasted blind. Some chocolate sweetness and charred woods, but not a lot going on. Pff
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very toasted with coffee, chocolate, and burnt malt. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is about right. Overall this is good.