BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlogged rating: Tap, Pours a very deep brown with a oily appearance but not much head. The aroma is nice with chocolate, toffee, coffee, char, leather and some dark fruits. A touch of grassy hops as well. The taste does not match up to the nose, weak sweet malts with some fig and prunes. Very light hop profile and a bit of freezed dried coffee. The mouth feel is smooth but under carbonated. Meh, drinkable but more like a sweet stout than an Imperial.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent for a stout. Substandard for an imperial. Nothing that exciting. Basic flavor noted that don't stick around.
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great head, thick and very bubbly. Black body. Aroma is chocolate and roasty. Taste is coffee and sweet. Rather sweet for a RIS. Rather fair for a RIS, but quaff able. Thanks Josh for sharing.
solidfunk (7219) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells very good. A bit on the syrupy side with the consistency. Smells of hops, pungent roast and some booze though well disguised. Colour black caramel. Pretty low carbonation. Light, sweet finish. Bottle from Megabev.
alexsdad06 (8699) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a few random bubbles for a head. The aroma had roasted malts, chocolate, light black coffee notes, a mild dark fruitiness and some alcohol. The flavor has roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate with some earthy bitterness. Very thin for the style.
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown with a tan head. little lacing. aroma chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, molasses, alcohol. flavor got the same from the aroma but with some vanilla. nice stout but not a ris
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from a 12oz bottle. Super-dark brown but still clear color. Minimal light brown head, good lace. Dark fruit, molasses, little roasty malts. Bittersweet taste. Bigger body, good chewy texture, lighter carbonation. Not my favorite RIS, but still OK
b3shine (7960) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks solid; cola with no real lacing or carbonation. Smells and tastes malty with an average mouthfeel. An alright stout, but not really worthy of the RIS label.
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black color, thick, light tan head. Aroma is rich coffee and malt. Hop bitterness comes out. Finish is a little sour.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours old motor oil black with a toffee colored head decent lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate.
Taste is bitter sweet, chocolate, coffee. Astringent finish, creamy and chewy. Over all not my style but if you are a fan of black coffee this is your beer.