jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste. Nr3254111 (4) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012 does not count
Other than the lack of head appearance was good. Great mouth feel. Not over powering. good chocolate and coffee note. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Aroma of sweet coffee, chocolate and toffee. Pours black with tan lacing. Taste is super sweet with chocolate and slight alcohol burn. Finishes roasty with a great coffee coating throughout the mouth. dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Aroma- dark fruits, chocolate, malt sweetness, spiciness
Appearance- fairly black, with a dark brown head, large bubbles, big alcohol presence
Taste- typical RIS qualities, some dark fruits, some spices, some funk
Palate- relatively full-bodied, higher carbonation
Overall- Interesting and drinkable, a better beer than I anticipated. It is relatively complex and unlike other RIS’s is some aspects. Goodgrief (2048) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 28, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Dark brown pour with some amber highlights. Smooth and chocolatey with not a whole lot else going on except a slightly fruity finish. Very chocolatey...almost akin to ST Choklat. Very good beer.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Shared generously by somebody at One Funky Afternoon! Darker pour with a fluffy beige head and drippy lace. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate and roast. Bakers chocolate,, espresso, light oak and a dry finish. Eerily similar to Sexula Chocolate pineypower (3345) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out black with a small lacing tan head. Aroma is of light chocolate, and some roast. Taste is lots of chocolate, some roast, light dark fruit, alcohol and some oak notes creeping in there on the finish. PhillyCraft (7582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
On tap. Pours a pitch black color with small tan head and an ample amount of sticky lacing. Aromas and Taste of smokey oats, incense, nag champa, chocolate, dark fruit, cedar chips. The taste is very unique and spicy. Leaves a bitter dark chocolate aftertaste in the mouth that lingers for ages. Very good locally brewed Russian Imperial Stout. dfox670 (75) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2011
on tap at Capone’s served in tulip pour was a deep opaque midnight black with one finger of dark tan head with nice show of lacing. nose was chocolate,coffee and malt. taste was dark chocolate,coffee and wood chips this was a delightful Russian imperial by any means DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
Draft at iron abbey. Pours a pitch black. There was no head and little carbonation, maybe something was wrong with the lines at the bar? Taste has lots of dark chocolate and coffees. The oak isn’t coming through like I thought it would. Semi hot alcohol flavors are present, but not terrible.