jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber from a trade with DoctorB2B, Thanks! Poured into a snifter. Pours black with about 2 fingers of frothy dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar and roasty malt. Taste is light bitter and very lightly sweet. Coffee and brown sugar. Medium-full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long brown sugar finish. Overall, this beer is great. I would love to age one of these and try it again.
VAbeersnob (7) - Seaford, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was quite good. This beer pours nice with a good 3 finger head. The aroma has a brilliant chocolate and molasses thing going on with it. The taste was very nice. It offers chocolate, malt, and a nice sweet taste. The body was creamy and not as thick as I was expecting. The finish was average, malty, and smooth. The ABV was hidden very well. Pretty good for a local beer. Good winter beer.
nuplastikk (4935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber split with the Madison crew. Smooth chocolate tones, maybe a hint of licorice. Excellent, quite drinkable. Some oily burnt roast. Subdued, mellow carbonation. Some eastern European feels, light pungency. Interesting, not overbearing.
ben4321 (4539) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from jcos, 12/24/11, as St George Russian Imperial Stout
Aroma: The nose is roasty and sweet, some chocolate, caramel, and a little dark fruit
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with fairly foamy brown head and decent lacing
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, roasty, with notes of chocolate and caramel, mild-to-mid bitterness
Palate: The body is medium (average for the style), with a smooth, creamy feel, and a soft carbonation
I put more then a few months of age on this one, but it seemed to hold up pretty well. Thanks, Justin, this was a rather solid RIS. It seemed to be on-style to me. They hit on fairly well at what they were attempting to do here. I would drink this one again.
JK (4860) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black. Very heavily roasted malt, and some soy sauce. Medium palate, but very light flavors and aromas. Disappointing.
BelgianBeerGal (3328) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from the brewery. Gorgeous dark pour with a huge, bubbly brown head. Big aroma of molasses, pecans and dark, brown sugar; reminds me of flavored oatmeal. Really pleasant flavor too. Starts a little sweet and then finishes with some bitterness. Full mouthfeel. I was honestly surprised how nice this was; complete surprise.
badgerben (4575) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a small head. Light roasty and coffee aroma. Light coffee flavor. Very thin.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received 22-oz bomber via trade as St. George Russian Imperial Stout. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a fast dissipating tan head. Aroma of toasted dark malt, molasses, dark chocolate and soy sauce. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate a hint of coffee and some soy sauce. Finish is slightly dry with a dark chocolate and toasted malt aftertaste.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Skyview for this. A nice dark body with a faint layer of brown head. A very sweet aroma with lots of soy. The body is light as well. Very light, nothing really intense; just light.
madvike (3059) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours black with a very little tan head. Real sweet nose, with toffee, brown sugar and molasses. Real smooth and sweet with medium roast, more brown sugar, and molasses. Smooth and full-bodied, but pretty non-descript. Pleasant, but unremarkable.