yngwie (15569) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 On tap at the brewpub. Itís a dark brown one, topped by a beige head. Dried fruits, roasted malts and coffee on the nose, hints of chocolate too. Bitter flavor, both hoppy and roasted bitterness, with coffee and chocolate and some dried fruits. Full body, soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Sure not bad. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 130806
Bottle. Looking quite nice in the glass with itís clear, dark brown body and a dense, beige head. The aroma has roasted malts and coffee, with a chocolate touch and some dried fruits. Molasses notes and some fruity notes. A pleasant bitterness in the flavor, with roasted malts, molasses, coffee, chocolate notes and some licorice and cocoa. Itís full-bodied and smooth on the palate, although with a tad much carbonation. Lasting roasted finish. Really nice this one, wonder what I was thinking when only awarding it a 3.7. Sure deserves more. 141025
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate and caramel. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some licorice, coffee and chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Notes of metallic, chocolate, mocha, caramel, fruity, licorice, raisin. A good stout, really enjoyed this.
SudsMcDuff (6950) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growlerr .. . pours a deep brown black .. . mild foam .. . nice roast level, a touch boozy but only s touch .. . deep mouth, cut line finish .. . a nice brew, amazingly subtle though
.. . . one day early in january, i was a toffee for a day!
oRos (1387) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Russian river. Pours black with white head. Taste is nice roasted malt with a hop finish good brew.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Strong roasted grain, caramel, and bitter dark chocolate aroma and taste with a dry burnt grain finish and a thick creamy palate.
joet (2409) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just love the construction of this beer. Letís face it. 9.8 some dark pit fruit flavor, coffee, substantial bitterness, trademark anise notes... this just as well could be called an imperial stout. And itís only by looking at it as such that you can really the cleanliness of the profile, the dryness, and the lack of all too common flaws of sloppy liquor infusions or fusels. This has only a touch of apparent alcohol added as a pepper note to a bitter finish. So well done.
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a nice creamy tanned head lea ing lace. Aroma is roasted sweet fruity a bit sweet bready nutty. Flavor as aroma, nicely sweet which balances the bitterness and roastiness. Good bitter roasted a bit citric finish.
djd07 (6279) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to Scott. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is light roast and spice. Medium mouthfeel with sweet chocolate and light roast. Easy to drink, a very good porter from RR.
joeneugs (4341) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours dark brown with an off white head. Nice roasted, chocolate, floral aroma with a touch of vanilla. The flavor is bitter and roasted with some floral hops, alcohol, menthol, coffee and prickly carbonation.