philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours an opaque black, almost molasses thick. No real head. Almost no carbo. Aroma so heavy you have to pull it off the top - chocolate, caramel, spice. Oily thick body lays on the tongue carrying sweet coffee, vaguely salty chocolate. I love a complex beer and this mellows nicely to a mixed sweet/bitter aftertaste. Overall a really enjoyable beer.
fezzy (99) - California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose: dark chocolate, bready malt.
Appearance: dark as sin, mocha-brown head, lively on pour, thins quickly but retains and leaves lacing.
Taste: licorice, burnt toffee, chocolate, wood. Maybe a hint of prune or raisin, but hard to get over the aforementioned overwhelming elements.
Palate: oily, thick, but thankfully not syrupy.
Overall: flavorful, complex, and strong. Not easy to drink, but enjoyable to experience.
Bebum (420) - - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque, inky, lace covers continuously the glass.
Full body, intense flavor, silky, long palate, perfect balance.
Bitter but sweet background and a touch of acidity balances it perfectly.
Dried fruit,roast grains flavors.
Delicious, substitutes well a liqueur.
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rouhlas (560) - GREECE - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige brown head. Aroma is malty, bready, roasted, chocolate, wineous and alcoholic, light coffee. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
TheBear11D (354) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a snifter (and then poured again).
The Stone Russian Imperial Stout pours black with a thin dark brown head that sticks around for a while. The aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel and wood. The flavor is roasted coffee with rich chocolate and caramel. The beer is thick and smooth with light carbonation up front that develops nicely on the back end. Overall this is a solid brew with great flavor and consistency.
smroush (96) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Diverse aromas - roasted coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, alcohol.
Slight light brown head; the beer itself is close to flat out black.
Taste includes mild to moderate sweetness and bitterness.
Full bodied, fairly oily; average carbonation and a long sweet, roasted, bitter and slightly fruity finish.
Overall a nicely diverse and complex stout.
arn8897 (104) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee bittersweet chocolate and spices. Tastes of a lot of the same along with malt sweetness. Medium to thick palate. Very complex flavors. Really nice stout. Very nice lacing in the glass.
bigericsports (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to pint. Black color, minimal brown head, nice lacing. Anise, bitter chocolate, black currants, caramel, coffee, orange, spice and alcohol. Full body, smooth carbonation, surprisingly bitter finish.
tsd08460 (68) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: roasty, alcohol, coffee,
Appearance: black, clear, minimal brown head,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, roasted malts, smoke
Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Excellent take on the style
euniceradio (55) - Colton, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black. Thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and dark malts and sweet caramel. Taste is same with bittersweet dark chocolate coffee and alcohol finish. Pretty damned good and strong.
EyeAmBaldman (363) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick dark caramel head. Aroma is all smoke. Taste is smoky but full of dark chocolate and charred malt. Nice finish...spicy and smoky on the backend. Good Russian Imperial.