Achel (307) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is fantastic; sweet with strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The color is pithch black and it has a fantastic dark brown head. The flavor is fantastic too; starting out very sweet before the complexity hits You with notes of sweet black chocolate, licorice, and hints of coffee. The sweet start is soon taken over by more powerful stout notes of roasted malts, tar, wood, bitter chocolate, and bitter hops. Even with the roasted malts and the bitter hops the mouthfeel is still very smooth. But the bitter and roasted/burnt flavors lingers on Your tongue for a long time after taking a sip
donandres (135) - , Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: pours black, dark, large head some lacing
Aroma: nice smell, aroma of toasted grains, slight scent of coffee, chocolate
Taste: Balance alcohol , not too bitter
Overall: Very good beer
langeveld12 (349) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colored with firm frothy head. Fruits at the start, roasted malts in the middle and end and a dry bitter finish. Loaded with aroma and flavor. A very good RIS.
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Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with a huge light brown and creamy head. So far so good. The aroma is roasted but sweetish with a fresh background reminding me ...cocacola. The dark malts make me think about dark roasted bread and dark tea. Apart some little dried cheese smell I donít get any fermentation aromas. Clean. The mouthfeel is thin for a RIS but ...still very oily and creamy. Itís surprisigly easy to drink yet the taste is overwhelming. Wow! Thatís a good tasting Stout. Sweet yet very roasted. Deep shit.
mariuspoenari (433) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Multiple bottles sampled on various occasions - roasty malts, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, caramel, smooth mouthfeel and barely perceptible alcohol, this is how a Russian Imperial Stout should be made.
ozzy70 (357) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours thick black with foamy tan head. Aroma was roasty malts, oak wood and molasses. Taste was burnt, roasty and woody.
Scouser (323) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black colour with loads of beige head and lacing, nice looking beer. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Chocolate flavoured coffee, little anise, bit of alcohol burn. This is a very good beer.
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - JAN 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, licorice, caramel, dark dried fruits, some hoppy notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky almost creamy body with soft carbonation.
DeanF (2056) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Okay, I guess it really is a perfect creamy head on top of a jet black body. The aroma is a lot of hops and barley relaxing alongside of each other, appetizing, but not amazing. Flavour is a really good mix of toffee, caramel, toffee, barley. Dry finish with crispness. Really good, not the best Iíve had but darn close.
Christpuncher (2411) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on nitro at old bricks. Like a really nice chocolate milk with a roasted malty grain goodness underlying. Super smooth and crushable. Pours black with a frothy tan head