hman43 (156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a strong coffee with a mix of chocolate aroma. The color is black with almost no light coming through. The head is a medium brown that is full and thick. It has a very rich mixture of coffee with some chocolate. It is a little bitter in the after taste with a warming bite.
jebert (439) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is the perfection of the brewerís art. It pours an opaque black with a thick foamy tan head. Nose is caramel and coffee. Very creamy with a thick viscosity. Taste bursts with flavors of caramel, dark, almost burnt, malt, molasses, and coffee. Finishes slightly dry and crisp. A really excellent beer, heartily recommended. A banquet unto itself or may be paired nicely with smoked cheese and crackers.
ACD (528) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pitch black with thin tan head. Loads of vinous fruit on the nose - big roasty hit, some dark chocolate, brown sugar, licorice. Huge dark and red fruit in the taste, plenty of licorice and dark choc. Roasted malt in abundance. Medium/full bodied. Not as viscous as many RIS. Lingering dark fruit and roasty notes. Cracker.
musinj6 (358) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour an opaque black with a tan slightly red head that lingers leaving a very heavy lacing. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit roasted malt, oak, dark chocolate with black coffee up front. Moderately bitter throughout, but well balanced Full bodied mouthfeel, creamy, soft carbonation. Long, mildly bitter finish with hints of tobacco, coffee. Whiff of booze.
Masterkush7 (131) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good representative of a Russian Imperial Stout. Alcohol is strong yet well-backed by deep roasty/malty flavors. Good thick body yet still smooth. Good for a thirsty soul!
Storm_Shadow (100) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with a nice big tan head. Nice roasted aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt. Starts sweet and finishes bitter with tastes of chocolate and coffee and malt and hop. Texture is oily and creamy and finishes light and warm. I need moar !
beezmon (11) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Solid all the way around. Complex, dynamic and not too heavy. an easy go to for a russian imperial stout
JustPlainLogan (46) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely incredible. The aroma is all dark chocolate and coffee. Pours an absolute jet black with a dark tan head that lasts forever. Plenty of lacing. Fills the mouth like heavy cream with good coffee and chocolate taste with an undertone of bittersweet fruit (If Iím not mistaken, itís raisin). The only thing it needs is more.
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate aroma with a little acetic acid. Taste is coffee but nice dark chocolate finish. Strong hop linger. Very drinkable and not too heavy.
beertholomeus (367) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, raisin and coffee aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, raisin, brown sugar and some hop flavors. Full body with a slight sweetness. Roasted finish.