drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boris pours a pitch black color with a small tan head. Bubbles shoot up from the bottle to the top of the glass. The smell on this beer is pretty damn nice. I was impressed from the start. It has a lot of the same characteristics of a lot of the RIS out there. Nice cocoa smell up front, small amount of coffee, dark fruits, and alcohol. I would of love more of a coffee aroma here but overall nice aroma.
Taste doesnít exactly match the greatness of the aroma but itís still very nice. Roastiness comes through more here with the chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits rounding out the taste. The alcohol in this beer is pretty well hidden for being 10%. None of the ingredients really take each other over. Pretty damn balanced from start to finish.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, slick, coats the mouth. Carbonation is fairly high here. Thereís a pretty big bitterness.
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to Greg. Black pour. Tan head. Rich chocolate tones. A bit creamy overall. Cocoa. Nice.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ AJís Beer Warehouse - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Light aroma of malt and chocolate with a touch of coffee. Flavor is much the same. Roasted chocolate malts with some coffee. A bit thin at the end and the flavor fades a bit too quickly.
olr1984 (858) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours dark black with a tan head. Roasted malts and coffee aroma. Taste is the same.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, chocolate malt with vanilla notes, burned caramel. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with licorice, coffee grinds, alcohol. Very nice and smooth
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Very nice.
crazyvin (1839) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap a black body with a tan head that had mild retention. Aroma was a mix of citrus hops, roasted malts and alcohol. There were mild hints of cocoa. Flavor seemed to have a mix of roasted malts and grapefruit. There was a sweetness to it and the alcohol was certainly present. Finish was smooth.
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Jimsal27 (154) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. taste Chocolate, coffee, and malt. Thin mouthfeel. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Authority. Pitch black with a creamy dark brown crema-like head. The nose is quite intense. Heavy roast and a bit of light fruit as well. Cherry and heavy charry roast barley. There is a light bit of tart/acidity that Iím assuming is from the heavy roast/carafa component. A bit of a waxy flavour on the finish that I could do without. Decent though.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Chocolate, Roasty coffee and dark fermented fruits. Would love to try more from these guys.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottleselect.com. Pours dark black with red glints and a transient fizzy dark tan head. Aroma is black/burnt cereal and chocolate. Med body, quickly thinning as carb leaves. Flavor has lots and lots of smooth coffee. A little chocolate in the background. No heat at all. Yummy.