tedovertu (282) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appears to be a Russian stout from appearance but lacks the thickness and hoppiness of a really great RIP. Rather weak head that does have decent lacing. Kind of has a dish water aftertaste. Very watery for a RIP. My least favorite RIP to date.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black, with a minimal tan head.
Dark fruit, cola, chocolate aroma.
Chocolate malt, old coffee taste.
Pretty light for an Imperial.
Chudwick (1569) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle - pours dark brown with light brown head that mostly disappears. Nose is roast and milk chocolate. Sip introduces metal, burnt coffee, and more metal. Silky body. Fairly bitter but not hoppy. boozy after a few sips. More of a rich porter.
Dinosaurobrew (7) - - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
couleur : noir tirant sur le marron, faible mousse
arôme : malt rôti, pain rôti
goût : chocolat noir, malt rôti, léger goût d’alcool. Définitivement cette bière manque de caractère, de profondeur et n’est pas réellement ce qu’elle prétend être, une stout impériale russe.
boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Mari’s. Pours a thin black with no head. The aroma is milk chocolate but very simple. The taste is lactic, roasty, funky.. not very good. This is definitely more of a high alcohol stout but does not have anywhere near the complexity of solid imperial stouts. Additionally, the body is very thin and seems cheap.
bytemesis (2177) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head that dissipates with some lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, anise, earth. Flavor it about the same, light sweet, medium bitter, anise is strong. Medium body.
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Pours black, moderate to large foamy beige head, so-so lacing.   Sat on this for a while, so the nose is very subdued.   Other Stevens Point beers have been very alcholic, but this is very soft, a little roasty, smidgen of graham cracker.   On the tongue its rather subdued, soft semi-sweet roastiness, with a minor graham cracker background.   I aged this one for maybe... two years?   It seems very tame, soft sweet roastiness without really any hop bitterness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Seems rather smooth otherwise.   Its not brash or hoppy or unbalanced, just comes across as one smooth aged Imperial Stout.   Wondering if I would like it more fresh?   Probably not... Thanks Bob!
MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque chocolate/black; little apparent head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is off-type for RIS, but taken on its own merits still quite interesting. It took awhile to pinpoint what was different - it has a much lighter roast profile, and the flavor profile seems closest to molasses, which has sweet and acidic profile. Other notes are light brown sugar and some earthy, woodsy notes. A different take on a RIS - a good beer once you get past expectations.
gringo332 (497) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
. Pours a pitch black body with light brown lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, milk, coconut, vanilla and roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cream, vanilla, licorice, milk, chocolate and roast.
GranvilleTim (1413) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A twist off cap for a R.I.S. might warn you off, but don’t let it. Not the best out there, but worth the taste. Dark pour with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt with a little sweetness in the nose. Taste is roasted malt, creamy, and a little watery(not in a bad way though). Ok lacing. Leaves a nice chalky roasted malt aftertaste.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 12oz ($2.50): Pours black with a quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma is plenty of chocolate and coffee. The taste is a bit of a let down. Alcohol is apparent, even on the first cold sips. There is not enough backbone in the malt department. If this was more like the aroma, it would be perfectly good, but this just falls flat. I am not gonna go into excruciating detail about the minimal flavors in this beer, because it just doesn’t matter.