Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this one a few years ago when the distribution was widespread in DC and Virginia. I was shopping at a great beer store in Annapolis and found a 6er of this. The bottles were a bit dusty, but I figured since this is a style of beer that ages well, that might actually be a good thing:
Ap: Pours out thick, oily, and with absolutely no head. Carbonation is a bit on the low side.
Ar: Grapes? Not a really strong aroma, and almost like a faint chocolate wine. Okay..
T: The chocolate, dark fruit, and cinnamon afterburn are all there, but the body seems kind of thin. The aftertaste is not fulfilling and seemed a taddy watery.
P: Not boozy at all, pretty thick, and no glass lacing. Pretty solid mouthfeel.
O: Good to average overall. Nothing really memorable about this RIS.
budznsudz (464) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with an espresso head giving way to phenomenal lacing on the glass. Aroma is black coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of hops for balance. Taste is bakers chocolate, espresso, chocolate malt, and faint earth from the hops. Good beer.
stoutnick (385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share during March Madness semifinals. Appearance is dark as night, light tan foam. Aroma is beautiful - dark malt, hints of coffee, dark fruits. Taste is dark malt bitterness, nice lingering quality on the palate, syrupy strong body but still very drinkable. Palate is completely damaged - very strong malt bite. Overall, not a crazily complex stout but very good.
rumproasts (2571) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Thick black with small head. Big roasted malt. Slightly burned flavor. Moderate booze.
Jimsal27 (164) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black beer with aromas of coffee, roast and chocolate. Taste follows nose. Everything you expect in a good russian Impy stout. Good solid offering from thirsty dog.
stoutgap (17) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into a snifter,creamy dark lasting head, black in color with good lacing. Roast, molasses,coffee,rasin & tobacco in the nose.Full to medium mouth feel creamy with average carbonation. Sweet up front with a bitter long finish.This is what beer should tast like.
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasty, earthy, charred aromas, some cocoa, dark roast coffee, and a hint of dried dark fruit. Black with a lasting minimal, light tan head. Dry, roasty, bitter, and with notes of black soil. Full bodied, hearty, and robust, leaving behind lingering roasty bitterness.
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
3/8/14 $4.59 bottle bought at CBO drank at home after dinner at the kitchen bar.
Really really good stout. Great taste of coffee and a roasted dark chocolate. Wish is was a little thicker on the mouthfeel but still awesome
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Salmoniform (247) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, wood. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with an astringent finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic brew!
ThreeCats (529) - ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a nice mocha head. Aroma of roast and caramel, chocolate, cream, and coffee. Taste rich and chocolaty, with a strong shot of espresso. Full body, with some chalk and ash. Nice roasty finish with a warming sensation in stomach. Very nice Imperial Stout.
iStout (10) - - MAR 4, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 Best Stout ever !!!...Excellent well balanced Imperial Stout, that I enjoy drinking more often than other great Imperial Stouts like Stone Russian, Founders, Bells Expedition, Ale Smith Speedway,...Siberian Night has slightly more hops than the rest of them, and tastes closest to Stone’s flavor than the others...it’s also the best price, at only $9.99 per 4 pk or $8.99 on sale....but it’s still the best tasting, which is really cool !....had it for the first time at their Thirsty Dog Brewery, where you can walk right into the brewery operation, right past the giant brew kettles, and sit at a bar in the middle of the factory...with about 15 beers on tap and a bar tender....you can drink and watch them working away brewing beer ...funny, the first time I walked in, the owner was sitting at the bar conducting business with clients, they all had their briefcases and laptops out, and all drinking beer...I sat next to them, and thought, what a cool way to make a good living....great Stout too....Uummm , life is good !