Ed5388 (2134) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by dmac! Pours black with a finger of bubbly khaki head. Aroma of nail polish, dark malts, licorice, and dark chocolate. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, hints of nail polish, earthy hops, and some sourness in the finish.
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle thanks to yobdoog, shared with Ed5388. Poured a medium density pitch black with an aversge at best big bubbly deep beige head. Aroma of acetone, black olives, bad chocolates, lemon and cherry. Flavor is better than aroma, light dark chocolate notes, burnt toast, dark cherry and lemon juice, slight band aid on the back end, burnt marshmallows. Body is meh, a bit thin for how big the beer is and carbonation is average. Meh its okay.
mtdewa1 (323) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is subtle. Molasses, malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, molasses, raisan, currant and roasted malts. Alcohol comes through at end with mild burn. Mouth feel is a bit thin and off. Overall OK.
mcclainc50 (186) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark black/brown with a tan head leaving a little lacing. Aroma is subtle, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Thin mouthfeel for an imperial stout, but good flavor, coffee and chocolate with strong roasted malt flavor on the backen, bit of a coppery flavor in there that takes a little away from the beer. Overall pretty good if it was a little thicker.
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocoalte and coffee, some earthy hops, and faint drk fruit notes. Flavor is heavy on the roast malt and milk chocolate flavors with medium dark chocolate and earthy hop bitterness to balance things out before smoothing out to a dry finish with a slight hint of residual sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by me at weekly tasting. Thanks Dennis for the beer! Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, vanilla and coffee grounds. Medium body.
beerbill (3450) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Dave’s Bellport Cold Beer & Soda. Pours black with transparent deep red edges when held against the light. There is a skim coat of tan for a head with virtually no carbonation and leaves no lace. Pleasant aroma of bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and prunes with some notable booziness present as well. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Travlr’s 10k. coronation. Pours a dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter coffee, green hops. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee, bitter hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
devman171 (985) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, pours black with tan head. aromas is big roast and chocolate. taste is similar with a sweet finish
StefanSD (2150) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle dourtesy of jmsal27, Thanks. Pours a black color with a small beige head that recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is medium in strength with anise, molasses and mocha. The taste showcases black licorice, molasses and dark fruits. The palate is full and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Very tasty RIS.