Lubiere (10720) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma,, a peaty musky chocolate with soy sauce and faint boiled veggies. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with chalky notes, coffee notes, licorice and alcohol.
douglas88 (6783) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a really black color, jet black with small brown head. A big nose of dark fruit and cocoa. The flavor is some sour dark roasted malts, dry earthy caramel and coffee, light berries, some more dark fruit. Very good altogether but could be better in order to reach the top levels of Impyiness. But really this is solid and quite nice.
PhillyCraft (3691) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Jons with Brian and Court after the Hill Farm event at cambridge. Black pour, light head and lace. notes of roast, peat, chocolate, and coffee bean. Pretty smooth. Not the best russian but certainly not the worst either.
jbruner (2804) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my brother for my birthday! Pours a thick black with thin ring of brown lace that sticks in rings. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and booze. Taste is more chocolate and less booze, really nice balance. Damn fine stout.
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ótima imperial Stout originada de Las Vegas, NV. Cor negra, com formacao media de espuma, desprende aroma de malte torrado típico do estilo, enriquecido pela adição de lúpulo e chocolate. Na boca, otimo corpo, com notas de cafe, baunilha, chocolate, com amargor médio, porém equilibrando a cerveja ate o seu final, seco. Retrogosto lembrando cafe e toffee. Excelente breja!
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Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, Huge Thick Brown Head, Lots of Lacing. Roasted with funky bitter finish and slight sweetness in between. Glad to try it but just OK for me.
dnstone (2331) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown/black with a bit of tan head. Sticky chocolate sweet aroma and taste with a coffee finish.
TheEpeeist (3457) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. My first new state in a while; five more to go. Dark brown with a big foamy tan head. Nose is hay, malted milk balls and raisin. Sharp and fizzy medium body with lingering ash. Taste is dark roast, licorice, Fig Newton and green olive. Not half bad.
wlajwl (4305) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malts, dark fruit and a definite smoked/burnt element. The flavor is dark fruit, burnt rubber, malts and an acidic finish.
Itzjerm (1577) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This should be called a chocolate stout instead of an russian imperial. Not enough IBUs for a RIS. As a chocolate stout it is quiet phenominal. Chocolate aroma is pronounced. It is obvious in the taste as well. A very nice brew. No head at all however. Very thick and syrupy on the tongue.