Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Thanks Craig (Sledeutah).
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown close to brown color with an off white to tan thin foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Concave lacing clings to the sides of the glass nicely.
The aroma has a superb blend of the roast to the sweet. Roasty coffee beans bounce on sweet milk chocolate. And then dark chocolate slides in. An ample amount of caramel and toffee slide in. Subtle toast, sly caramel, and some light dark fruits nuance the underneath portion of this. Refined dark fruits.
The flavor has an absolutely beautiful balance of the roasty coffee beans to the sweet milk chocolate. Dark chocolate graces it nicely with a nice dry semi-sweet to bitter aftertaste. Quick semi-sweet to a shy bitter-ish finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium to almost full on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels pretty refined. Long roasty to bitter luscious stickiness hits my tongue exceptionally well.
Overall, Russian Imperial Stout? Damn right it is, and an absolutely well done one. Practically perfect, in my opinion, I haven’t had an RIS this good since......well, I don’t know when. Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 6, 2013
Excellent complexity is appealing. The sweetness of malt is subdued by stronger bitterness. The direction of this balance shifts over time with a chalky mouthfeel emerging on the finish. Many notes similar to those found in amaro are present including anise, herbs and evergreen. Redtown (4) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
one of the best I have ever had coffee smell and taste with a medium hop bitterness, light head. I was pretty disappointed with Utah beer up until this point, wish I could go back now, hopefully see this on the east coast. Braudog (6944) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle. I walked down the street from Squatter’s RIS and scored my second touchdown in a row. This is a hair lighter than Squatters’ example, but this scores high points in every category. Well bodied, warming, steady burn, fully flavored.
(#6736, 8/2/2017) Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Pours black with dirty oil hues and a tan head. This is a very roasty beer, coffee, bitter chocolate, resinous hops, smoky, tobacco. This is a solid imperial stout. It does finish on the dry side making it easy to drink. Well done Red Rock!
kaser (6471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Black pour from 16oz bottle in park city on super bowl Sunday. White head. Dry and milky cream flavor. Some coffee notes. Very tasty. Smokey maybe Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Poured up at the Avenues Proper Publick House out of a 50cl bottle which resulted in a full glass of beer with a nice and dark body that supports a full tan head of foam that leaves behind sheet lacing. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some spicy anise like black licorice and then a light amount of toffee mixed with dark fruity esters. The taste is rich and roasty with dark roasted malts rolling into chocolate malts and spicy black licorice. It picks up a faint but pleasing degree of sweet dark fruity esters that mingle seamlessly with the dark roastiness into the finish. Nice stuff.