mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a khaki head. Nose is alcohol, roasted malts, light chocolate, bitter, and faint coffee. Nice palate, chewy malts, alcohol, coffee, easy finish.
drjay44 (2739) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, black brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is light cocoa, chocolate, dominant coffee, no esters, minimal hops, balance to the roasted malts.....taste is light cocoa, chocolate, heavy dominant coffee, light sweetness, very slight hints of plum, raisin, finishing with a heavy roasted malt bitterness, balance heavily to the roasted malts......mouth feel, medium body, slight alcohol warmth, carbonation makes a creamy mouthful. The bitter, highly roasted malts are too dominant. The typical delightful complexity in the style is almost completely missing. To correct, decrease the highly roasted malts, add more caramel/crystal malts, consider a yeast and or hop change. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5
Beaver (1344) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can, almost 1 year old. Pours dark black with a thin brown head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is very sweet sugary roast chocolate malt, dark fruit and licorice.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malt, dark fruit and some roast and licorice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit thin for the style.
Overall, a decent imperial stout but way on the sweet side.
theothermatt (225) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dark Roast with the regular aroma notes, coffee, cocoa, and dark malts. Drinkability is high for an RIS, but nothing to really set it apart from the pack.
JohnnyJ (4559) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Roasted dark malt, toffee sweetness, some chocolate, and burnt bitterness. A bit thin. Ok.
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great appearance. Great head retention, great lacing, thick collar. Deep tan head with black body. Aroma is roasty malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Taste is much like the aroma with the coffee taking a bigger presence. Body is a bit thin, and medium carbonation.
Doofgoblin (339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For the price it’s probably not to the level it should be in terms of flavor, body and depth... The aroma is a little be subtle for a russian imperial, but the taste is very solid. The mouth feel is a little thin and I would have wanted a little more complexity there. Overall, it’s very good but not great...but somehow with a cool can design like that I really wanted it to be.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Lots of rich sweet toffee and slight chocolatey malt. A little fizzy, a bit fudgey, chocolate, not great though.
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is burnt roast smoke coffee and some hop. Taste is roast dark malts dark chocolate and a little bitterness on the end.
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the taproom. Pours flat black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of dark chocolate, espresso and hops. The finish is roasty with a malt and coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
Errl (1735) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to wchesser..Pour is dark black black with a thin tan head..Nose is nice roast, chocolate, spice, musty, peanut butter..Tatse is nice chocolate, spice, dark chocolate, peanut butter.