zeilinger70 (3) - Bay CIty, USA - APR 11, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you are a stout lover, than you cannot pass this up. The chocolate flavor is top notch!
wyseman3 (10) - Freeland, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, thick and full of Roasted coffee and chocolate. Dark thick head. Very tasty!
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle.
It pours pretty much the qiuntessinial way for a RIs Thick, inky black body with a huge fomay tan head that sticks forever before receding to some nice thick-walled style lacing.
The smell is pretty good. It is roasty, it reminds me of a baltic porter in a way, or rather an imperial baltic porter. Not in the yeast but in the overall cocoa, raoastinees, and caramel levels.
The flavor is pretty good. Just what I am looking for in a RIS, not too much cloying sweetness, waves of roasted malt flavors. Think abyss without all the additives.
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, dense dark brown coloured body with a very thick rich brown head with 90% opacity for the body. Aroma of smoked peat, pit fruits, roasted malt, meat and mushrooms, oak and a touch of cherries and milk. Full-bodied; Rich, luscious malty body with a good set of caramel, milk, toffee and nuts - followed by a lot of roasted malt, some smoky notes and a lot of alcohol. Aftertaste shows some good complexity with the malt hitting hard at first then some good sweetness, then followed off by a lactic flavour. Overall, a nice imperial stout - from the ratings, I was getting worried ,but it looks like they changed the recipe or something - my bottle was nice and showed a lot of complexity and nice flavours throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 11-June-2011.
u080088 (4) - Bay City, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid Russian Imperial Stout. Dark, smooth, with hints of chocolate, roast, coffee and some burnt toast. A real winner.
bpar73 (347) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Suds on the Shore festival. Dark pour with lots of roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma and taste. Enough hops to make it interesting.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2011 2nd Rating - Same as last but with more piney hops and a little smoke. Much better than before.
Bottle. Aroma has notes of sweet chocolate, black coffee, and dark roast malts. Very dark brown hue that sits black in the glass below a nice creamy brown head that diminished and left some lace. Taste is really sweet with a bitter coffee finish. Palate is full bodied with quite a bit of carbonation. Overall the best beer I’ve had from Tri-City. A sweet stout that has plenty of coffee and sweet chocolate. I think if they tried more of an espresso and twice the hops they could have a decent brew. Room for improvement but at least it wasn’t infected.
Previous Rating was 7-4-6-3-14
jsquire (3346) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with only the barest of a slick of brown bubbles for a head. Nose of molasses and chocolate. This has the oily mouthfeel that a good Impy stout should have, if not the thick body. Molasses sweetness with toffee, chocolate, ripe pit fruit, toasted grains and a very present grass hop tone. This is a solid stout.
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malt, faint fruit, and a hint of coffee. It pours a dark brown with some red highlights along the edges of the glass. It has a small khaki head that lasts a minute or so before it fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate. There is a faint fruitiness that starts in the middle and builds into the finish along with some roasted coffee, a hint of vanilla, and a touch of burnt notes. Medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.
paintedmaple (331) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz.... Really good...a Starbucks Red Eye with a double shot of espresso is the flavor. Black, oily, roasty goodness. Another reason to love Michigan in January.