Melker (252) - Göteborg, - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Roundhouse Taproom Hong Kong. Got a free sample of it and came back for more later. Really nice aroma with chocolate, berries, sherry, whiskey. Very sweet taste. Notes of cashew nuts in there also. Like it a lot.
stevoj (3716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Catch up from last night’s RIS bottle share. Sherry barrels add some new aspects here, some sweetness, some spicy, some wood. All together makes for a complex brew. An already solid RIS extended with new characteristics.
jake65 (3316) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Dark brown color with a little tan head. Nose is sweet, rich. Tastes sweet with a little bite, rich chocolate and roasty tones tamed by the sweet and mildly spicy barrel notes. Really nice.
BuckeyeBoy (5498) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle thanks to Mike. pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. nose is the wine barrel a nice spice roast malts. Taste is more of the wine barrel touch a nice roast the spice is pretty light.
xfire73 (70) - - MAR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@mikkeller bar seoul
dark black color
aroma of coffee and chocolate
quite sweet, chocolate flavor
ends with peppery, spicy taste. quite hot
unique peppery feeling was impressive
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ New Years Eve ’15. Pitch black pour with a frothy head. Notes of port, chocolate, spice, mild peppers, some tar, smoke and some ashy notes. Super tasty stuff here!
Mesjasz (848) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, tasted two years ago. Nice roast aroma, oak, sherry, wine. Taste is moderate sweet and complex.
tom10101 (5000) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (375 ml) at home. BB 03/10/23. Pitch black with a medium easy to revive creamy dark brown head, good retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is smooth and complex with roasted malt, light chili peppers presence, mushrooms & earthy notes, dark chocolate, salty notes and a bit of oak. Taste is moderately sweet with a well dosed alcohol warmth, roasted malt, dark chocolate, hints of acidity, mushrooms, earthy notes, mild red fruits presence and hints of chili peppers. Full body. Moderate to medium carbonation. A bit liquorous, but also smooth mouthfeel. Nice warming finish, but never burning. This is way better than the regular version. More balanced (the regular is already well balanced for a chili beer) but also way more complex and smoother. Barrel isn’t overdone. Excellent barrel-aged RIS!
likeatrainwreck (406) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, gloopy and black. All the good stuff from the regular liquid confidence - heavy, roasted body with a slight chilli tingle - but with a nice sweet, woody, sherry character from the barrel ageing. Lovely.
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, vanilla and oak. Taste is chocolate, oak, fruit, coffee and vanilla.
TBone (15708) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SBWF2015. Dark brown color, tiny off-white head. Vanilla, roastyness in the flavor. Some caramel. Full-bodied. Sherry, caramel and toasted maltynice warming finish. Good. Sherry bomb.