beerbill (3179) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a large, medium brown, frothy head. I thought the aroma was light for an Imperial Stout with notes of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt with some smokiness as well along with some coffee. Some bite from the hops at the finish along with a wet cardboard flavor that sneaks in.
pinkie (320) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours the darkest brown just shy of black. Thin head of mocha colored foam that that fell to a thin cap and ring and a film on top. Wet lace and refreshes with each turn.
Nose begins with a roasted dark malt. It has some light sugar and a soft sweetness. There is the happy scent of cherries. Cherries are such a happy fruit and the perfume they give is great. There is a good bitter chocolate and nice strong coffee. There was no alcohol on the nose.
Taste is big roast flavors. At first they start out soft and without any burned tastes. In fact, at the beginning of the drink you notice that the malt meets a delicate edge with the bright cherry and just stays there for a moment. Then, a hop character shows up to lay a chalky dryness into the middle of the beer. The roasted coffee is slightly bitter and the chocolate bittersweet. The coffee steals the attention and continues to intensify as this warms. As the finish begins the hop character together with the bold roast begins to show itís bolder and more bitter side. Thereís a little ashy burned quality and that gives this a very robust and forceful finish. The nose sweetens deeply as it warms but the beer doesnít. it actually becomes more bitter.
The body is full and smooth and the strong hop presence is unusual I thought. It grew on me though. The roasted character is strong and dominant in the drink and not for the weak. This is not a terribly sweet beer. The sweetness it has though is ample to excite the nose. The bitter it has is sufficient to provoke the palate. It is as though they set out to tempt and then slay you.
Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was definitely a middle of the road Russian imperial stout
Heavy on the coffee.
davey101 (564) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip. Bottle has no date indication but its a dusty bottle so a year or so of age?
Pours a black body with a finger of dark mocha foam. Moderate lacing with weak retention. Has some alcoholic legs. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some cherries. Taste is heavy on the roasted malts with notes of chocolate and some cherries. Mouth feel is creamy and full bodied. ABV is very well hidden. Overall this is a really solid RIS that is demonstrating some light notes of oxidation. Really nice RIS.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head and good lace. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, slight alcohol, taste follows suit with aroma well with a burnt maltiness, warming sticky finish
annunz123 (745) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Molasses, raisin, coffee, and a little grassy bitterness in the aroma. Strong flavor with caramel, nuts, chocolate, and a little smoke and wood. Coffee/chocolate bitterness in the finish. Really good.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of plum, raisin, roasted mnalt and light molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sweetish, malty and toasty with notes of cherry and berry underneath. The flavor was cherry and port wine followed by toasty malts and a bit of wood. Long almost roasty finish of cherry, port wine and wood. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a medium to darker brown color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was of chocolate, light roast, and some green hops. Flavor was velvety smooth, but a bit watery chiocolate, not much roasted bitterness, and some green hops.
BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours think but black with no head. Aromas of milk chocolate, cream, some roasted coffee. Taste is similar - smooth chocolate milkshake with some hops and roast. Thin mouthfeel is the only thing that detracts from this one. Good.
MadRobin (1403) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle aged for 10 months.
Opaque, near black brown with 4-finger rich brown head and absolutely stunning lacing.
Aroma of sweet chocolate, roast dark malt, coffee and some sweet dark fruit.
Taste of sweet milk chocolate, dark fruit, cherry and dark roast coffee. A very nice balance of flavors.
Medium body and light/medium carbonation.
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