kassner (1223) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ad this some time ago but again this week at Lawrenceville Pa on Nitro. Smooth and smokey, it really let all the flavors come through. big rating for me on nitro.
tourette (200) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On Nitro tap at Chuck's. Amazing this way. Even more smooth and delicious than from bottle. Such a killer stout.
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novels (385) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best stouts ever, with a wide availability, a great example of the style to introduce your old man to. Fruity, toffee, malty, boozy, etc.
BierFiend (103) - Theisberstegen, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick dark brown with two-fingers of tan head. Smells of roasted malts and sweet caramels. Tastes rich, with cocoa, coffee, caramel, roasted malts and light bitter. Nice finish with a light coffee bitter on the tongue. Delicious beer.
Brouwerij (501) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a half finger of light brown head. Aroma is heavily roasted, dark malt, dark chocolate, mildly burnt, mild tobacco. Flavor is strong roasted malt, dark malt, chocolate, mildly bitter, with somewhat noticeable alcohol. Hints of smokiness as it warms, alcohol and chocolate also become more noticeable. Moderate carbonation and medium-full body. Rich, roasted, an excellent imperial stout.
artmcd8 (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle drank in 2013: Pours a deep black-brown with a khaki colored head that billows out the top of the glass with a vigorous pour. The aroma is malty and roasty. There is some chocolate in the aroma. The taste is complex with a smoky aftertaste. Very well done RIS.
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derage (4) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is by far the best stout I have tried. It has a great taste with a strong but enjoyable alcoholic finish. Must try if you are into stouts but wish some had a more complex taste.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige head. Deep malt, some vanilla and mineral aromas. Big malt and chocolate and coffee flavors. Astringent.
FYI - Pairs well with a caramel filled drumstick.
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a brownhead. Smella of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Tastes the same with a bit of salt. Thick mouthfeel. Smooth finish. Very complex.
craig220 (290) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a deep black with a big and frothy khaki head (looks great!). Aroma is chocolate, coffee, cereal, herbs, and a slight smokiness. Taste is chocolate, coffee, molasses, with a bittersweet and smoky finish that lingers. Nice a heavy body with a slickness to it.