phrygian68 (9) - Columbiana, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into my Chimay Goblet,very thick and dark black,with a nice i finger head that diminishes into a nice ring! lacing was tight and dense! smell of coffee and Chocolate malts,very nice aroma!
Taste was coffee cocoa roasted malts with a nice lightly bitter finish! alot of RIS’s that i have had were very very bold big and strong almost to much for a full bottle! but this was the most drinkable RIS that i have had although not as complex as some very very drinkable!
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark black with thin, tan head. Smells of sweet chocolate. Tastes of chocolate and coffee. Smooth, warm finish but pretty light.
stoutgap (23) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the Nitro version, bottle to glass,pours black with smallish nitro head,light brown in color that lasted with good lacing. Heavy aroma of dark chocolate,roasted grain and some coffee.Medium to full body that was slick and creamy,with average carbonation and a fairly long bitter finish. Not as complex and full bodied as I had anticipated but still a good RIS.
emartell (240) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intensidad y potencia en el aroma. Chocolate, café, granos tostados y ligeramente vainilla y frutos del bosque.
En cuanto a apariencia color completamente negro, carbonatacion baja, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma nula.
En boca suave, cremosa, equilibrada y alcohólica.
Al paladar una cerveza sumamente compleja. El inicio es suave y ligeramente dulce, sin embargo posteriormente se percibe un ligero amargor, notas a chocolate, un ligero toque cremoso y a café, para terminar con un final largo y alcohólico, dejando cierto retrógrado licoroso, como después de haber dado un trago de Licor de café o a un tequila extra añejo.
Es una cerveza para degustar con cuidado y respeto y poder apreciar su gran paleta de notas aromáticas pero principalmente de sabores!
GTAEgeek (1201) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. nitro bottle, from Dan. Pours black, with a medium, fine, frothy tan head. The aroma is light coffee and chocolate. Very sweet flavor, with just a little roasted bitterness. Heavy body, with a characteristically lively and velvety mouthfeel from the nitrogen. This is a relatively light and easy drinking imperial stout; smooth and tasty, but not very complex.
Evolutionary (279) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from giant eagle gahanna. Nose is licorice and raisins. Pours black. Drinking a bit warm and maybe it needs to be colder?? Too much licorice taste and needs a bit more fullness to the body for the style. Would be a really good milk stout if this was smoother. Prob won't go out of my way to get it.
---Rated via my mouth
PhilJackson80 (308) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle Nitro. Tasted on 8/3/14. Bottle courtesy of Espo. The beer pours to a deep black color with a light tan nitro head. The aroma has licorice, some chocolate & raisins. The taste is smooth & creamy from the nitro with a sooth & dry finish. Overall a nice Russian imperial.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Philym (982) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with cm thick tan head.
Aroma: Treacle, licorice, resinous, subtle marzipan, herbal, malty, note of stewed fruit and umami.
Taste: Low/medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Smooth thick oily texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering malty, treacle, fruity finish with alcohol warmth and dryness and cold coffee bitterness.
Comments: Lovely and slight lacing.
gregwilsonstl (1068) - Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black like oil. Thick creamy head. Hot aftertaste. Heavy body. Very roasted coffee.
TheBear11D (232) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout pours jet black with a thick foamy tan brown head that lasts the duration of the beer. The aroma is raisin, black licorice and chocolate. The flavor is dark chocolate and coffee up front followed by raisin and black licorice. Overall this is a delightful brew and I find the nitro quite favorable.
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours dark chestnut brown black with some faint light edges and 1 finger head. Nose is roasty bitter dark fruits, baker’s chocolate, raisin. Taste is a little thinner than expected but still decent creaminess, some nice light roasty dark chocolate, coffee bean, dark fruits. Finish is bitter fruity chocolate, burnt coffee, cocoa, touch of sticky sweetness.