boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black and relatively thick with an off white head. Has a nice chocolaty, smokey smell to it. The taste is similar with the alcohol hidden pretty well. Really nice offering from a new brewery and I can’t wait to try more.
DenverLogan (996) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Delirium Noel glass. Pours black with brown head and lace. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, roasty malts. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, bitter roots, dark chocolate. With 20 minutes or more this beer smoothed out quite a bit and was overall very nice.
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
such a dense and heavy and complex malt profile, I had to look to see that this was not partially barrel aged. very complex. a little hot, but also decadent, roasty, raisiny good. Bittersweet throughout.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas dark chocolate and fruits liquorice molasses grain smooth coffee caramel the flavours roast coffee lovely stuff smooth oat taste rich caramel molasses liquorice dark chocolate great taste dark fruits lots of flavour there oat is rich on the palate hint of marzipan toast note medium bitter goodness the finish thoroughly enjoyable imperial best taste range of sweet malts oat is good lasting bitter roasted taste very decent classy imperial stout
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a etched center and rim of tans. Smells richly of dark, roasted malts, some nougat and vanilla, a touch of coffee, plenty of dark chocolate and a bit of cocoa. Maybe a hint of leather in the nose. Flavor is bitter (maybe a little too much), and has lots of toasted malts with some dry soil and coffee grounds. Some alcohol. In the distance a bit of marshmallow. Full bodied with lighter carb and a dry finish. would certainly prefer a little more of a wet finish in this beer. Would bang again, wouldn’t probably go out of my way to do so.
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, tasty bif roasty stout. Lots of good thick rich body. Delish strong stout. Very nice stuff.
wedgie9 (2565) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 2/11/15 from a capped bomber bottle, big thanks to Chuck. Pours completely opaque, thick dark brown with a thick brown head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is primarily dark molasses, a touch of vanilla, and some burnt coffee. The flavor is really quite bitter burnt with the molasses and vanilla adding just a touch of richness. The body is full and creamy with average, smooth carbonation, and a long very bitter burnt coffee and touch of vanilla finish.
daleharshman (1024) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar just over two years ago, should be nicely aged now ($10.99). Pours pitch black with a finger and a half of creamy dark brown/mocha foam that soon recedes to a thin layer. AROMA of dusty smoke-roasted grains, campfire, old leather, soy sauce, with some light chocolate and coffee and perhaps some stewed fruits. FLAVOR of dark roasted malts, smooth dark fudge, some creamy dark roast coffee, creamy vanilla, and sticky molasses. There’s a little bit of alcoholic heat toward the finish, but overall the big 12.2% is concealed well. The oats seem to really temper this beast and it is exceptionally smooth as it rolls over the tongue and mouth and down the gullet. Really very good imperial stout. (38, 942)
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a wonderfully done ebony beer which pours with a bit of espresso colored head. It has a mildly chocolate and subtle sweetness to its aroma. Big bold coffee flavor and the 12.2% makes its self known. This one could be trouble because I don't want to stop drinking this awesome libation. Thanks so much Ritual Brewing.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from waterboy, thanks Ric! Shared by all on Tuesday night of the week of mourning. Lotta flavors. Oatmeal really is a smoother. 14.8
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, black and good head. Taste pretty biter roast, and then swet finish. needs more dimension. Came in 22 oz bomber.