bpreo (1550) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I missed out on the 2011 version, but it’s back now in 2013. Good, but not as strong as I would have hoped for. Still, 9.25% alcohol, but it tastes sweeter.
chinchill (1811) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz, 2012 bottle of KGB Russian Imperial Stout.
Black and opaque in the glass, with a semi-durable head. Limited lacing.
Aroma: rich dark malts and aged alcohol esters.
Flavor: rich and fairly complex, with a hint of whisky that comes with the obviously high, but not harsh, ABV,
Feel: full, thick and smooth with some warmingand good, light carbonation.
Cybercat (3282) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich coffee-sable with a thick, chocolate-tan head that doesn’t stick around too long, but long enough for a very good impression. Inviting aroma has notes of roast malt, chocolate, quality coffee, and licorice, plus a snip of caramel. Flavor trots roast coffee, toasted malt, chocolate and caramel tones across the palate; a bit of woody hops peeks through. Texture is smooth and viscous, though fizz leaves a little to be desired. Take it into the custody of your stomach.
cards04 (1735) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice RIS. pours black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, and burnt malts. Flavors are burnt malts and bitter chocolate. A solid stout.
arnold931 (528) - Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark dark ruby. Tan head with nice lacing. Chocolate in the taste with some alcohol.
kathouse (1000) - Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle version. Mostly a coffee aroma. Nice tan foam. Full creamy mouthful with coffee and black malt finish that remains well after the beer is gone
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Wegman’s. Pours dark blackish brown with tan head. Nose was lactic dark malts, cacao, oats, hops. Tasted medium in palate heft, with roasty dark malt, cacao, and a dry finish.
DMLINAZ (286) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Split a large bottle with relatives on Christmas, in Nutcracker glasses. Aroma is relatively mild for the style but still a nice mix of malt, alcohol, light bitterness. Pours deep black with mild lacing; a quick swirl gives a nice espresso-like ring. Taste is malts, chocolate, some anise, booziness, bitter finish. Not the best of the style but still good. It’s no Stone.
harrymel (1500) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
A: Pours a dark brown ale, little to no head formation. Able to agitate a decent quilt of latte head. This dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing.
S: Phenols, banana ester. Not sure why they released this beer. It’s a mess. Comes out way too hot. Hints of anise.
T: Astringent, alcoholic. Wow, on first taste, I’m considering pouring this one. Bitter, sharp, chemical. Not good at all.
M: Thin for the style with medium carbonation. Slicks palate with thick coat. Not a bad feel, but out of place nonetheless.
D: Very, very poor. I just poured this out. Horrible example. The brewer’s should have their wages cut for this one. Embarrassing for Widmer.
Serving type: bottle
ravens_n_beer (20) - - DEC 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler filled at Jason’s in Ellicott City, MD. I’m a huge IPA fan but this stout is special. Dark, rich, lots going on. From aroma, to feel to finish, nothing but satisfaction. Lingers a bit like IPA’s do. Love to savor the finish. Will need more filled for Christmas Day!
pdx77 (1345) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Oregon Public House. Deep black color. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, and roasted dark malts. Taste is dark chocolate, plum, licorice, and smoked roasted malts. Really smooth mouthfeel and semisweet chocolate finish.