nathanvc (508) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle at Red Rock Brewing Co., Salt Lake City. Pours hazy black with a thinning, beige head. The aroma contains roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, some hops and toffee. It tastes medium bitter with light sweet chocolatey hints and a toasty, medium long finish. Full body, oily texture, soft fizzy carbonation. Hides the ABV well, but a heavy drinker nonetheless. A balanced dessert beer for a good night. JStax (6509) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2017
500 ml bottle from sledutah. Thanks! The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. Leather, herbs, dried grass, and char are in the aroma. Bitter and roasty taste. Thick body and mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13438) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, long retention. Aroma is moderate roast, rich bready and chocolate malt with leather, figs and prunes, light woody and earthy hops. Flavor is moderate roast, chocolate and rich bready malt, lightly spicy coffee and pepper notes, prunes, medium woody and earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. LagerGuru36 (1) - Austin, USA - FEB 12, 2017 does not count
For an Imperial this comes in at imperial. Flavor good, alcohol content good, just not over the top on the blend of nose and tasre
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2016
From bottle it’s deep brown with a short head. Malt-driven aroma is chocolate fudge, salt and pepper phenols, a warming note of buttery alcohol, and a more interesting roast quality that seems backgrounded. In the mouth it’s medium-full bodied, rich and sweet, suitably balanced by modest bitterness with a lingering chocolate brownie roasted malt finish. Solid and straightforward.
Ernest (7699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain, nuts), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
An overly sweet and fairly straightforward version. No surprises, either good or bad, just a standard, sweet, chocolate-and-vanilla-centric stout. Hard to drink much, but the alcohol is hidden pretty well. crossovert (12959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2016
500ml thanks sledutah. Leaked a bit in transit but pours black wiht a large light tan head. Aroma is dark cocoa, bread, caramel. Flavor is acidic coffee, peat, cocoa, boozy, bitter, and acidic. Decent. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - 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. Jow (3929) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle thanks to sledutah enjoyed while watching the film The Lobster. Dark brown beer. Nose is chocolate and ash. Tastes of chocolate, molasses, char, coffee ground, and lactose. Creamy palate doesn’t taste 10%. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.