mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle shared by Johnnnnie, by way of AirForceHops. Thanks to all involved. Poured black with a one finger beige head that showed good retention. Nose is chocolate and cocoa nibs as well as dried dark fruits as well a fair amount of booziness. Flavor leans to sweet with the above mentioned aromas translated to flavors with the addition of some apple and vanilla notes and some oak tannins. Body is full and oily, but delightfully smooth. Very nice! johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle from Air force hops, thanks.
Rich chocolate and roast with Vinuouss Apple and earth with lots of vinuous fruitiness. Very tasty rich impy stout. tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to a snifter, displaying a black/brown hue, with a sudsy layer of tan froth, and clingy waves & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted, oats, cocoa, some barrel influence, with a touch of vanilla. Medium+ bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was notes as the aroma, plus malt sweetness, medium, roasted & earthy bitterness, with a touch of tannic astringency, and brandy warmth. Worked well for me. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Black beer with a big brown head. Brandy and dark fruit aroma with light chooclate. Brandy and light vanilla flavor with chocolate and light caramel. Medium bodied. Brandy and chocolate linger with light caramel ad dark fruit. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - NOV 21, 2016
Perhaps the edible equivalent version of the song, this is big, tight and focused. Very robust, full bodied. Perhaps not as over flowing with flavour as some of the top top tier RIS, but this is a Rasputin clone with bigger balls than he had.
alexsdad06 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Sample to taster at FoBAB 13 from notes. Pours a dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, earthy bitterness, caramel, dark fruit, brandy barrel is well integrated with the base beer. BuckeyeBoy (7669) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2016
750ml bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is toasted malts molasses coffee a nice bourbon barrel vanilla touch. Taste is more of the roast malts plenty of sweetness some pit fruit even and the barrel. dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Nice change of pace with the brandy lending lighter fruity notes than the thick vanilla of bourbon. pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours out pretty much black with a moderate to big fluffy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, barrel, sweet alcohol, caramel, burnt toast, dark roast coffee, raisin and some alcohol. Taste is complex, lively amount of carbonation, dark chocolate, some sweet cocoa, barrel, light raisin, some brandy, toffee, light alcohol. mrjez (620) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2016
Tap at Yellow Ape. Near black with a light tan head. Sweet and boozy aroma, brandy really leaping out, some chocolate, rich malt. Deep rich flavour of malt, the brandy is more than a hint, and masks other flavours a bit. Is has nice spritz in the feel backed by a full body but there’s a booze warmth that almost burns. Maybe brandy is not my thing.