AdamJackson (2870) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours pitch black. Oily very minimal head.
S - Huge Oak presence, loads of vanilla some toffee
T - Very ashy, insanely burnt and crisp with lots of toffee and caramel
M - Very oily. sweet finish. Incredibly rich and smooth
O - I could drink this often.
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle shared. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and wood. Very good.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz. bottle and pours a nice dark color with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is nice with a heavy roasted malt note. I also get some nice coffee and chocolate. Flavor is a nice bitterness with a heavy roasted malt. A heavy coffee flavor with very minimal chocolate. Mouthfeel is fizzy and carbonation is average. overall this is a solid beer.
josephwilson86 (1) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this RIS. Not completely over the top, something I could drink a lot of because itís almost íbalancedí for a RIS. All the typical RIS flavors etc... but also a little bit of hops, maybe fuggel or smething else English.
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Sweet, coffee roast, licorice, molasses. Subtle Dark fruit.
Flavor: Sweet/brown sugar/burnt sugar. Licorice. A little roast, and a little raisin. Subtle allspice-like spicy flavor. Sweeter finish. Bitter aftertaste.
Warming alcohol. Substantial mouthfeel--but not really heavy for the style.
Gerbeer (1987) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours black with moderate tan head. Lactic aromas with chocolate and heavily roast malts/ barley Flavors of licorice, oats, black coffee and roasted malts. A little acidic but excellent nonetheless.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Public House Las Vegas. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aroma is very strong malt. Almost smells barell aged. Tastes the same. Tons of roasted malts and what tastes like bourbon. But itís not. This beer is intense! Palate dances from malts to sugar toa slight coffee/hop finish that lingers.
BeerandBlues2 (10037) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, booze, prunes and figs, licorice and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light hops and medium bitterness, dark fruits, alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
DrSilverworm (6933) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Dark brown color, slightly red. Thin khaki head. Dots of lace. Dark fruit, some light roast, good dark chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, bigger bitterness. Light alcohol heat. Smooth soft, lighter carbonation. Solid, kind of a more robust imperial stout.
drsordr (1233) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose dark fruit, roast, chocolate. Sweet malt. Taste lots of roast, smokey, chocolate. Mid palate light bitter. Roast finish