Travlr (19465) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color, small tan head. Aroma has vanilla, chocolate, licorice. Taste has milk chocolate, espresso, subtle tannins, vanilla. Very tasty.
Lubiere (12258) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a superb sweet chocolate with bourbon notes, oak, vanilla, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a smooth oaken stout with milk chocolate, light moka, a bit on the light side. Bottle at Big Dog Winterfest, Jan. 29 2011.
Benzai (12156) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized fairly quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, soft balanced roast, wood, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, lightly roast, a perfect mix of malts, dark malts, lightly roast, a light hint of chocolate, sweetness vanilla oak and bourbon blend together in an almost perfect marriage. Perhaps just a little bit in the sweet side, but lovely nonetheless. Medium body, suitable soft but decently noticeable carbonation. Wonderful stuff!
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Anchorage hotel tasting, shared by Travlr. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, figs, dates, alcohol, vanilla, and Bourbon. Flavor is sweet chocolate and roast malt, vanilla, Bourbon, figs, dates, and a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and medium alcohol warmth.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Russian Imperial Stout, BA
Date: April 09, 2011
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: black, creamy tan head
Aroma: roasted aroma with caramel and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, touch of bourbon, light caramel and vanilla, balancing roasted malt, bitter black malt
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz, red waxed bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and a thin sized tan head. Lots of oaky / woodiness. Chocolate, roast, some vanilla, and some bourbon in the tastes.
Dogbrick (10707) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on Day 2 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/13/2011. The beer is an opaque black color with a medium thin khaki head that dissipates to an outer ring rather quickly. Partial rings of lace on the glass. Bourbon aroma with notes of dark malts and chocolate. Full, smooth body with an oaked bourbon character and flavors of grainy malt, fruit and coffee. The finish is somewhat boozy with a malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cookies. Sweet. Full-bodied.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, with silver wax. Black color. Thin ring of light brown head. Some bits of lace. Oak, bourbon nose. Dark chocolate, light spice. Some coffee. Light oxidization. Bigger body. Good chewy texture to it. Light carbonation. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. Light bit of heat on it. Decent, interesting kind of assertive stout. Not bad.
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Yardbird, Vegas. Hearty near black pour, light brown head that recedes to a persistent patina. Brothy malty aroma with high bourbon notes in balance, robust bourbon barrel character black malts, chocolate, light soy sauce, hints of dark fruits. Finish has moderate bitterness in good balance.