boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thin tan head is immediately and almost fully diminishing. What remains is a very dark brown body with coffee black and burgundian hints. The aroma at first reminds me of coffee ice cream with chocolate and caramel. Roast is heavy but just the right quantity. Alcohol is adequately concealed and lightly liquory. Fruity phenols surround sweet and sugary dark fruits. Light traces of opium. Balance within the typical parameters of the style is succesfully achieved. Heavier roastiness and a drying finish that leaves me just a little too parched detract from drinkability and ultimate enjoyment. Mouthfeel is smooth, pretty full bodied and likeable. Well done.
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: no head, opaque and black. Low head but what there is of it is tan brown.
Aroma: Berry esters, licorice, and chocolate covered cherries.
Flavour: Dutch cacao, alcohol, coffee less fruity than the aroma, finishes suprisingly dry and bready. Biscuity and lots of black malt character.
Mouthfeel: Full thick body with light carbonation. Creamy and mouth coating.
Overall: Very nice, finishes dry for an Imperial stout but I like it better this way. Not cloying with a great roasty black malt character. Alcohol gives the finish a long roasty hang and a warming sensation that rises up from the belly.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Secret Santa Summer 07. Big thanks to whoever you are! Black pour, nice sized mocha head that sticks around for a bit. Drippy lacing. Smells of cocoa powder, dark ripe fruits, bourbon and molasses. Flavor builds on the aroma, the cocoa and molasses are very present, but I also get a nice coffee roasty note that isn’t super apparent on the nose. Could be a bit thicker for the style, but that is a small complaint. Creamy full palate and a nice coating adheres to the tongue. Finish is roasty, sweet and very long. Great stuff!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark golden brown color with a thin off-white head. The aroma jad a hint of roast with some fruity notes. Also some mild coffee bean and yeast. The flavor was roasty and fruity. Mild-moderately bitter finish. Some warmth with a medium body. Tasty and drinks very easliy.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Revolution Imperial Russian Stout
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting
black with ruby edges, fine tan head,
roasted aroma with sweet licorice and dark chocolate plus a hint of ripe dark fruits,
rich dark chocolate flavor balanced by the roasted malts to keep it dry, a bit of dark caramel sweetness manages to sneak through to accent the chocolate,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black beer. Thin head. Oily alcohol and anise nose. Dry elegant drink. Light licorice and strong alcohol flavour. Enjoyable but someone simple and straight forward.
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a black body with a respectably-sized, khaki-colored head.
Smell: Lovely aroma of roasted barley, chocolate, dark caramel, with mild notes of licorice.
Taste: Roasted malts with chocolate and dark caramel sweetness. Faint earth bitterness. Slight sourness on the finish. Scarcely any hop flavor to speak of.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: An ample RIS, but could stand to have more potent, more aggressive flavor profile.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to porterhouse: Pours an opaque dark oily black with a wispy-lacing frothy brown head. Aroma of sweet, rich dark chocolate and caramel with some fig complexity. Starts fairly full and earthy chocolatey sweet turning more dry, and woody toward the sticky roasty finish. Has some lingering dark chocolate notes. A nice, well-balanced and pretty drinkable imperial stout.
radiomgb (2221) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black in colour, thin tan coloured head, no lacing. The aroma is quite sweet, lots of sugar, a bit lactic, lots of dark chocolate, some liquorice, some coffee and roast. The flavour is very rich and creamy, milk chocolate, very sweet, again quite lactic, molasses and earthy. Very lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes creamy, not very long. This is a little on the thin side but this packs a whole lot of flavour. It gets better and better as this warms.
341ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>OKBeer, thanks Bobby.
Opened on February 28, 2007.
Production date is the 1st week of January 2007.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to OKBeer for sending me a few bottles of this (with a last minute address change request). Deep black beer with a creamy and frothy dark brown head. Aroma is quite earthy and salty with heavy roasted malts and a bit of dark molasses. Fairly rich maltiness with an earthiness as well. Soft dark chocolate. A light chewy texture with a lovely chocolatey sweetness. Earthy bitterness and a soft roastiness. Very drinkable.