bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a black oily body with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Flavor of oatmeal, roastiness, chocolate, and coffee.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black, with a short-lived brown head.
Sweet, chocolate malt aroma...vanilla cream.
Flavour is smoky, roasted chocolate, cream, prune.
Very rich, sweet, and smooth.
Amazingly easy to drink.
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tout en richesse, chocolat, mélasse, tabac doux, noisettes, caramel etc. La texture est suave, onctueuse et la finale est surprenamment sèche, abruptement sèche. Buvabilité magnétique.
Slipstream (1928) - USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is sweet and bready, and the flavor is as good as I hoped it would be! Boris is a big boy, but he never offends. There are loads of fresh, sweet grain in here, and flavors of prune, pumpernickel, bran muffin, rye, and black cherry. Excellent.
GraveAtSea (113) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with perfect dark brown head, disappear quickly but lovely lacing glass. Beautifull aroma. Mixture of roasted malts, dark fruits, dried fruits, cherries, cherries in liqueur, dark chocolate, chocolate liqueur, raisins. Taste is complex. Bitter and sweet with little sourness in finish. Dark roasted fruits and malts, dried fruits, coffee, dark chocolate, cherries, plums, jam, raisins, noble alcohol.Texture is smooth, thick, very velvet. Full body with soft carbonation. Very very good RIS, worth remembering.
Aaron68 (471) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml on tap @ "Schouskjelleren". February 17, 2014
Beer served in a tulip glass
Black as a winter night in Scandinavia with low carbonation and almost no head.
Aroma is sweet,roasted malt,coffee and some dark sugar and herbs.
A thick, sweet and roasted beer.
A nice cup of cold coffee or was it beer !
For coffee lovers like me, this was perfect
SpongeRuiner (532) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to tectactoe. A big chocolate aroma with a really nice dark brown head. Smooth chocolate flavors. Very creamy. Leaves a nice tingle on your tongue. Really good.
Concealer (583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at hops and pie. Dark ruby brown with a thin chocolate brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, plum, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light oats and light vanilla. Flavor is the same, complex. Starts out sweet with a slightly bitter roasted malt and coffee end. Full bodied, smooth and a bit velvety.
Stuu666 (115) - SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Thick black, tan head, sweet chocolate, roast malts, liquorice, bitter coffee, chewy oats.
KnowThyBeer (8) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Talk about a jet-black beer. Bomber bottle into a pint glass. Very little head, but what is there is a deep brown color. A very smooth Russian Stout: roasty, doughy, malty flavor profile, but nothing too heavy or over-powering. The finish is lasting without any bitterness. Buy this beer.
radio_nowhere (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into tulip glass, jet black with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, faint vanilla, some dark fruit and licorice. Taste brings out oatmeal, brown sugar, molasses, some berries, milk chocolate, espresso, char and smoke. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, rich with lingering roast finish. Heavy yet not overbearing RIS, very good!