MaltOne (591) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2021 Excellent cellar worthy stout - drink some now, save some for another season. Serve closer to room temp... complexity gets muted if over chilled (also, a bit ashy when too cold). Thick, dark coffee brown with a brown frothy head. Almost a liqueur of beer. Deep roasted malts - licorice, coffee, alcohol. Don't know why this hasn't gotten on my list earlier - been buying it for years solar (121) - - AUG 5, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2021 Amazing RIS, on tap, 12 oz. pours inky dark brown with large brown head that dissipates gently to settle on the rim. Nondescript nose, but smokiness does prevail. Taste is a delicious powerhouse of leathery tobacco chew, smoke, molasses, leather, raisins, chocolate and vanilla (at cooler temps), smooth viscous mouthfeel. Outstanding, world class, would not hesitate to have again. The only thing this beer doesn’t have is a powerful nose, but subtlety is good! duganc (40) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2021 OMG! Chocolate, coffee, toffee and bitter vanilla. Roasted toasty flavors. What a delicious RIS. Served in a pint glass but was still able to elicit great aromas. Alcohol is there but takes a back seat to the immense flavors. Bebum (1617) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2021
UPDATED: APR 12, 2021 Opaque, medium size head slow to die.
Sweet chocolate aromas on nose.
Full body, the most I have ever tasted, dense flavor, clearcut heat and carbonation on mouthfeel, eternal aftertaste, perfect taste on finish.
Intense but powerful bittersweet style, discrete acidity to allow freshness.
Divine flavor, chocolate, coffee, toffee.
Beats most stouts.
Jan, April 2021 WingmanWillis (1213) - Croydon, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2021 Bottle at home thanks to Dirty Danny. Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, some jammy red fruit. Taste is chocolate, coffee, jammy red fruit, loads of liquorice. Really well balanced. Good stuff
frozencemetery (38) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2020 Pours thick, brown-black. Low head which is medium brown and fades to a thin ring. Overall appearance is viscous and intriguing. Aroma of cocoa and chocolate with a slight hint of alcohol. Rich taste of coffee/cocoa and bitter chocolate with bitter hops on the finish. Hints of sweet malt quickly balanced with robust hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and slippery; thickness lingers. No noticable alcohol burn from this. Quite good. (Bottled 2020-12-10) geologyguy (2429) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2020 Smell is dark roasted malt with alcohol burn....taste is smooth and roasted malt with good lactose smoothness and thickness... Had with Megan, Sharon and Terri at Finch and 5th in Augusta while moving last of Sharon's stuff Guruhso (2167) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2020 Bottle @ sommerhus. 5 years of aging. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Heavy sweet and bitter with lingering roasted coffee notes. Smooth, Full and creamy. Good Grumbo (14188) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2020 13/6/2020. Bottle courtesy of Nisse666, cheers Thomas. Pours black with a bubbly tan coloured head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, tobacco, hint of smoke and liquorice. Light sweetness and medium roasted bitterness. Medium to full body, creamy smooth texture, soft carbonation. Smooth and bitter finish. Enjoyable all round. Bush_Docta (1248) - - APR 4, 2020
UPDATED: APR 4, 2020 Nalewa się czarne, piana niewielka, brązowa. W aromacie ciemne słody, czekolada deserowa, kawa, paloność. Smak to gorzka czekolada, palone słody, trochę kakao, jest tez nuta orzecha. Alko dobrze ukryte, finiszu długi czekoladowo-palony. Taki ris w starym stylu, bardzo dobrze wykonany.