abemorsten (2622) - Mosterřy, - JAN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle at home. Black body with a small light brown head that lingers as a film. Inviting port, liquorice, raisin nose. Wonderfully pungent prune, raisin liquorice roastiness in the mouth. Full bodied and thick with a generous carbonation. Long roasted finish.
Mastelefish (81) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with an average tan head. Aroma has a very roasty, chocolately feel. The surprise for this stout for me is the taste and mouth feel. Not too bitter, almost tangy on the tongue that other Samuel Smith’s share, and has a wet mouth feel; all combined for a refreshing stout. Thick, tan lacing down the glass. Highly recommended.
PawelD (142) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piwo butelkowe, w aromacie toffi, kawa, gorzka czekolada. Kolor czarna smoła, nieprzejrzyste. Niska piana i ładny lacing. Wysycenie zerowe. W smaku czuć mocną kawę, paloną czekoladę, piwo jest lekko kwaskowate. Na finiszu gorycz od palonych słodów. Lekko wytrawne.
Rewo (10) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear black body with weak, puncturing head. Aroma of dark malts, some coffee and chocolate getting stronger overtime and minimal herbs in the back, could’ve been stronger. Taste is semi sweet and dry, a mix of dark malts and oatmeal sweetness getting stronger over the time, a bit sour at the start, minor bitterness. Pretty slick and light for an imperial. It’s good, but that’s it, expected more.
Zoret (54) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cervesa negra amb tocs robí. Escuma beige de bombolla fina. Aromes fruitats de pera, platan o pruna seca, també Porto i dioxid de sofre. Sabors torrats de cacau i café amb un amargor molt ben integrada. En boca es cremosa pero un pel acre. Molt bona, bona composició.
MiamiBarman (29) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful looking pour. Very dark brown but not quite black with a beautiful tan head that lives forever and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark caramel, and coffee, lots of coffee....I also detect hints of maple syrup. The taste is very rich, can also be verified when you see the remnants of the beer slide down extremely slowly down the side of the glass....Thick like syrup. Full-bodied. I like it alot, probably a great night-ender, but not as extreme as a Russian Imperial. Would drink again, but only 1 at a time for me.
kingstoni (1472) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thick light brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, peat and oak. Medium sweet taste with some bitterness. Flavors are roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Oily feel. Medium to full body. Well balanced.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
KeefOz (853) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an opaque black colour with a thick looking appearance. Dark tan foamy head 5mm thick with lots of lace sticking to the glass. A great looking beer. Aroma of semi-sweet slightly roasted coffee, a trace of milk chocolate and possible licorice. Taste persistently and strongly of roasted coffee with hints of dark chocolate. Medium to heavy body. Smooth and creamy on the palate and with a semi-sweet but lingering roasted coffee finish. A good imperial stout.
kraddel (2796) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at barely legal tasting room
Pours black , small white head
Smell is sweet , offee , chocolate
Bitter chocolaty , coffee , sweet , complex , fruity , roasty , honey .
Very nice beer !
cmiller54hr (41) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with one finger khaki head. Smells of chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of the same. This is a great stout. One of my favs. As drinkable as some of their sweeter stouts even with the higher abv.
hockeybeerguy (1633) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to black color with a two finger white to off white foamy head. There was some light lacing sticking nicely around the glass.
The smell had a nice blend of sweet milk chocolate along with some plums, raisins and then added a nice light roasty coffee.
The taste was mainly sweet and roasty with a nice lingering roasty to sweet aftertaste that finishes slightly dry.
On the palate, this one sits right on the medium side of the body. The carbonation finished with a light creamy smoothness.
Overall, this was a nice RISK well worthy of having again.