Gluepot (194) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fluffy tan head on a near black body. The nose is classic and balanced with coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of spice. This RIS is well balance featuring fresh tasting coffee and chocolate, roasted malt, and touches of crème brule, nutmeg, cinnamon and cream. A slight bitter edge is created by the strength of the coffee and the roasty malt under taste. Excellent Imperial Stout, but lacks a distinguishing characteristic.
kalervo (869) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pyryn luona 5/2015. 2012 release. Very enjoyable, thick imperial stout. Fine beer.
dslam (98) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Very dark brown with some beige head. Very light aroma of coffee roast. Very well balanced taste. First sip leads to a steady overtake of all the senses. It’s fairly free flowing for a stout and arrives it’s flavors well. Coats the pallet with a smooth texture and doesn?t have any bad after taste.
pictoman (813) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Black with tan head. Surprisingly mild, but perfectly balanced. Mild roast malt, chocolate, and coffee, alcohol is mostly hidden. A great beer, wouldn’t change anything except to maybe boost all of the flavours and alcohol slightly, but in the exact same balance.
Oly (55) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to snifter at cellar temp. Black with quickly fading khaki head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is bitter roasted malt with stone fruit. Pleasant enough, but nothing that stands out. The palate disappoints a bit, being thin and overly carbonated. The alcohol is well hidden, though. A decent enough stout, and certainly for the price, but not quite up to Stone’s own lofty standards, and also not up to the standards of what US microbreweries have been doing with RIS offerings of late.
BiiruBierBeer (670) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell is faint malt with some faint cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is heavy roast and malt with some mineral note. Medium body, medium carbonation, and some foam.
tmrmwel (1368) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Pours pitch black, with a finger thick creamy dark head. Aroma is dark, burned malts, with liquorice, coffee and tobacco as well as cocoa and leather. Full, oily body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with coffee, cocoa and dark bitter chocolate, as well as notes of liquorice. Finishes off with deep lingering notes of cocoa.
dyetube (1345) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from market street - Frisco. Pours a pitch black with a medium tan head. the aromas are chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a heavy body and good carbonation. Excellent brew. Cheers!
Cjmccahill (43) - Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 bomber to snifter. Pitch black with fluffy tan head that settles quick. Smells of roast, coffee, chocolate. Not as smooth, heavy on palette as expected. Not too sweet, coffee, boozy.
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dpgjrnhcraftbrew (72) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Spring 2015 Release. Pours a pitch black, midnight color. Fantastic mocha-colored foamy head which settles with some lacing. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes of toffee, chocolate, and some roasted coffee. Creamy smooth brew that is very easy to drink and the ABV is wonderfully hidden. Stone has produced an excellent Russian Imperial Stout here that I found highly enjoyable and all expectations were met. Overall this is a stout that I would absolutely recommend to all!