j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized tanned head. Roast and cocoa on the nose, chocolate and a bit of booze. Chocolate, roast, cocoa. Medium bodied with a bit of astringency. Long roast and cocoa.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: RR Imperial Stout
Date: November 30, 2012
Appearance: black, scant tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich dark roasted aroma, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of burnt malt, nice hop character, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
reebtogi (3838) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber pours a deep black color with a 2 finger creamy light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted grains with hints of dark fruits. Taste is a chocolate malty and dark fruit sweetness with some roasted grain bitterness. Nicely balanced with a full body and moderate carbonation leaving the palate satisfied. Great stout.
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the first day of Christmas, the beer gods brought to me... a disappointing stout. Pours a black color with soapy caramel colored head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, and roast. Sweet roasty taste with a harsh second layer of super sweetness. I can’t figure it out. Is it vanilla extract gone wild. Maybe just the hop blend is off. I love hopped stouts. But this one isn’t working for me. Disjointed.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of coffee, cocoa, some licorice, and a touch of vanilla.
taste is of sour malt, cocoa, and some coffee. ends sour and a little dry.
kevinsenn (983) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle kindly shared by toffsbury. Pours ink black with a thick brown head. Aroma is... wow - chocolate, coffee, some vanilla and bourbon - wow. Taste: rich, smooth, creamy, mocha taste, with some vanilla. Bitter finish. Thick and smooth on the tongue.
toffsbury (114) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intoxicating aroma. Chocolate coffee vanilla and bourbon and wonderful. Pours with a nice caramel head and perfectly black and opaque. Flavour is a mix of chocolate and espresso up front, with vanilla and creme brûlée undertones. Good gods. This makes me so happy. Very smooth, almost like a milk stout. Roasty coffee flavours linger on the tongue long after your sip is done. This beer is highly underrated.
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. The aroma Is mostly milk chocolate with a little coffee. The taste is medium bitter with a nice coffee and cocoa sweetness. Solid.
mbgrayson (505) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deliciously black, with a nice tan head. Rich aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is complex, yet smooth. Notes of carmel, licorice, and chocolate. An excellent Imperial Stout. Thumbs way up.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours a very dark brown/black color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is very nice with some mocha frapaccino, hints of vanilla, fudge and butterscotch. The flavor has lots of coffee and chocolate with some caramel blended through the finish. It’s really smooth on the palate. Very roasty with good balance. Great beer. I love when I get blindsided by an under-the-radar brew!