jb (2229) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black, very thick tan head, recedes and leaves some thick tan clingy stuff. Nose is big and mostly chocolate with some plums. Palate is velvety and full and rich. Ends with a roasted feel. A bit strong , not the smoothest I have had but complex and full. Tastes include dark fruit, chocolate, a touch of coffee. Pretty good.
olsvammel (3330) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Flying Dog in Stockholm. Smell of chocolate, coffee and dark malts. Similar taste, roasted with toasted sugar. Allot flavour. Well balanced with a nice sweet taste.
r464 (1938) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark, strong. Full with roasty malt, cocoa, and toast. A bit of sweetness, a long and smooth finish. Very nice.
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Super dark, inky black & oily pour. Gluggs out slowly, velvety mocha foam on top that skims quickly to a bubbly collar. Aroma of dense fudge brownies, chocolate syrup, figs, a hint of roast, & a little undercurrent of residual sweetness, bordering on cream. More dark chocolate in the aroma, very bittersweet with a balance of roasted malts & some unattenuated sugars. Hint of oxidation, dark fruit, fudge, & a bit of heavily roasted coffee beans that linger on the palate in the aftertaste. Creamy, big-ass mouth feel. Wasn’t expecting much from this, but it’s pretty damn tasty.
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Not HUGE for an RIS, but pretty agressive flavor and aroma. The body is medium for the style, especially. Malted chocolate, dark fruit and a decent amount of bitterness."
MikeJslc (755) - USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, lacy tan head. Bittersweet chocolate, raisins, dark bread crusts, cocoa, resiny bitterness, easy drinking for an imperial stout.
Danyel (866) - Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma is very chocolate, smokey, rich. Taste is thick, heavy, very roasty, dry. Great beer.
Pyrmir (3429) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GH. Black with mocca head. Aroma with lots if chocolate, ed malt and mild alcohol. Taste has chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol with a warming boozy chocolate finish. Nice
swesson (239) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Parry's. Pours an inky midnight black and makes a thin brown head. Syrupy consistency. Smells of coffee, cocoa. tastes of cocoa, alcohol and smoky malt.
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BeerFunGuy (680) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This deep black beer has a tiny milk chocolate colored head. Fruity almost brandy like notes come through and it has the flavor of chocolate covered cherries.
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beerbaaron (1284) - Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black with creamy light brown head. Dark Roasty. Lots of coffee. Dark bitter chocolate. Moderate burnt roasty bitterness. Pretty burnt. Ashtray. Good, but missing some balance for my liking.