Derek881 (1247) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a thick black color with some visible sediment and a good-sized, large, creamy dark tan head with good retention and very nice cling and lacing. It had a big toasty chocolate aroma with notes of caramel and toffee along with some earthy and grainy hops undertones and bits of molasses and sugar. A nice sweet and malty beer with good chocolate and cocoa flavors along with some caramel and toffee and a light grainy bitterness underneath. It was quite creamy and wet and a little bit light in the mouth with average carbonation. Good beer, shared with Eric.
yngwie (16478) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 22oz. A wonderful looking beer, black in color and with a dense, creamy, fingerthick light tan head leaving lacings. The aroma has some alcohol, with roasted malts, coffee, pine cones, orange peel and some sweetish notes. The flavor has a nice bitterness and hoppyness, some chocolate and sweetness, and roasted malts. Full-bodied and creamy, with some alcohol warmth. Lasting roasted and hop-bitter finish with sweetness in the back. A really nice one. Really nice. 140207
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with cm thick tan head.
Aroma: Citrus (lemon, orange) rye, chocolate malt, bread, toast, earthy, resinous.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness, low sourness and a slight saltiness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, dry lingering bitter sweet, citrus, chocolate, bready, toasty finish with a slight sour and peppery twist.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace.
daje (3980) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Øltorget september 3rd 2013. Black body with a medium tanned head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee beans, chocolate, grapefruit, rye. Fruity hoppy taste with roasted malt, toffee towards the end, light alcoholic. Nice bitterness with a herbal chocolate finish. Lots of taste in this one.
HonusWagner (2034) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just kinda whatever stout nose, surprisingly high ethyl alcohol presence. Taste is kinda generic chocolatey stout with noticeable peppery note from the rye, carbonation much higher than typical for RIS creates a weird sodalike character. Not a bad beer overall, but fairly bad by RIS standards (while not being horrible).
PotjeBier (2651) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber @ home. Pitch black color, oily. Thick, dense, beige head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma’s: heavy roast, ground coffee, piney hops, a bit soy sauce, a bit red fruit, chocoladevla. Retronasal there’s heavy roast, sour fruit, piney hops. Flavor is roasted, almost sour, fruity, light sweet, light bitter. In time the sourness all but disappears to make way for more mellow sweetness and chocolate. Medium bodied. Drinks quite easily actually. Finishes with ash and roasted bitterness.
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a big beige head. Aroma of floral hops, chocolate, some roasted malt, some citrus,some roasted notes and floralhops. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, chocolate, some pine, citrus and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with big, flotsam, brown head, fine legs / Muted nose of dry hops, toasted grain, chocolate / Rich, full body, dry and toasty, hoppy with superb balance and bitter but smooth finish / Dusty flavors of cocoa, roast coffee, caramel, pine, citrus, plum, licorice, rye spice / Truly one of the best stouts I’ve had, but I like hoppy stouts.
Arve_Christian (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, october 2013. Black color, brownish foam. Roasted aromas, hops, malt and dried fruits : medium high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness- good balance . Very enjoyable