Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What Otto’s seemed to lack in inspiration for the IPA was simply diverted here to their RIS. Fantastic beer.
Served beautifully in snifter glass it was perfect.
Appearance: Looked black to me in the lighting, but when examined closely you could find hints of red around the edges.
Smell: Big roasted malt aroma filled the nose in a single whiff.
Taste: This ia a massive RIS, packed full of smoked roasted malts chocolate, molasses and cherry.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth. It is not as sticky and thick as a Rogue Impy Stout but still creamy enough.
Drinkability: I am a huge fan of this style and this beer. It is far from sessionable but certainly easy to drink.
Hope this is helpful.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good imperial stout, but a bit watery. I mainly tasted coffee, but with the standard chocolate and other flavors for support. Lots of roasted flavor, creamy texture, but it could’ve been thicker.
DocLock (8949) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask during Thanksgiving. Very dark pour with aroma of roast malt, molasses, chocoff. Tastes complex, full-bodied, yet a bit light for an Impy, with notable complexity. I tastes roast malt, rauch, chocoff, molasses, almonds, and prunes here.
egajdzis (5780) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask... Poured opaque black with a small tan head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma was sweet and roasted, some chocolate, and dark fruits, most notably figs, which came through as the beer warmed up. Taste was lots of chocolate and roast, some vanilla and a little bit of smoke as well, with just a little bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel was creamy, though it could have been fuller than it came across as.