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 (2364) - 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 (3545) - 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 (4622) - 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 (1679) - 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.
Ron (3012) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was one of the bottles we got a Lee’s in Vegas before heading out to the desert. Had this in St. George. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Sort of burnt malt aroma. Near med body. Flavor is chocolate, with some coffee, and burnt malt. It’s fairly smooth burnt malt. Decent enough. Bitter finish.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a solid 3toffee fingers of thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Taste is light bitter. Loads of coffee and dark chocolate. A slight aftertase of artificial cherry. Full bodied with a super thick texture. Very fizzy carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Not a fan of the carbonation. Bad bottle maybe? While slightly warming, the alcohol is very well hidden. I would drink this one again.
jb (2514) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared Ron’s bottle. Thanks! This is underrated. Pretty much a classic r .i.s. in every way.
doublebock (527) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with tan head. Not a very strong aroma but notes of cola Chewy texture with sweet malty flavor of licorice and a hint of whiskey. Finishes with coffee grinds
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as a Siberian night and topped with a thick coffee foam head. Modest chocolate and coffee notes, with a pleasant sweetness. Quite smooth smelling grains for an imperial stout. Again, the body is surprisingly smooth. No real rough edges to the coffee and chocolate notes. Chocolate liquor underpinning. Dangerously smooth and with some pricks of dark chocolate on the finish. A touch of cherry cordial.