frank0830 (45) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a huge, beautiful beer! Served in my snifter at almost room temp, this beer exploded with aroma as soon as I poured it. Really nice head, and really nice color, though a little on the dark side. Lots of dough and chocolate notes come through on the flavor, as does tar and a bit of rasin characters. It finishes very clean! The only thing I would change...this would be 100% awesome spiced with a pepper! Fantastic RIS!
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer overall, but far from a standout as far as Imperial stouts are concerned, as this style is dominated by some of the biggest and best beers around. Pour is a nearly black with a dark brown head that quickly fades. Nose is nice. Roast and coffee most prominent, with some sweetness. Flavor parallels the nose, with more of the sweet fruit flavors coming out in the finish.
reberiii (184) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Solid. Bitter stout taste similar to all the great Russian Imperials. Poured from 12oz bottle, solid dark pour with cocoa colored foam.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/6/13. 12oz bottle from 5 Points. Deep black pour with a small brown head that fades. Rich aroma with lots of roast, coffee, some acidic aspects, dark fruits, cherry, and a touch of licorice. Rich flavor with ash, rich coffee and chocolate, dark fruits, and lingering dry, roasted malts. Not bad - overcarbonated.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a jet black color with a medium beige head. A sweet roast and cocoa nose. The flavor is char, fruity dark malts, metal, some bitterness, some ash. Good.
artmcd8 (1079) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to TheBeerSommelier. Pours deep black into the glass. Small head. Minimal lacing. Deep aroma of malts and chocolate. Sweet taste with a crisp bitter finish. This is a really good all around RIS. Could be a little thicker in the mouth feel and maybe a slight less carbonation. Still great.
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atlrizzob (92) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark in colour with tan foamy head. Smells of cocoa. Tastes chocolate immediately with a roasted malt finish. Good imperial stout. It helped me become one with myself.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Almost black, brown head. Aroma of burnt coffee, bitter cocoa. Taste is bitter coffee grounds and chocolate. Nice.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown color, no head. aroma is cocoa, roasted malt and alcohol. flavor is flavor is dark chocolate, coffee with a bitter and somewhat alcoholic finish.
wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and vinous notes. The flavor is roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit and a very acidic finish.