Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Little surprised with this one, wasn’t expecting much at all. Alcohol hidden well, coffee, chocolate, some liquorice with lingering bitterness. Lacked the smoothness and the robust flavours of a very good RIS but still not a bad brew. gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
Biege head dark pour mild carbonation aromas chocolate malt vanilla liquorice toffee the flavours raisin dark sweet chocolate mocha like coffee hint of fudge liquorice medium bitter has some nice touches this stout the finish best tastes best tastes good sweet malts bitter finish nice coffee touch okay Cantabrian (1114) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2013
Nice and black, but with no respectable head. Grand marnier, chocolates and herbal bitter on the aroma and flavour, with green tea, citrus and charred bitterness, coffee, and very thin body. More like a watery "Black India Ale" than a RIS. Shawley (5) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
Great drop. Pours nice and dark has sweet coffee aroma with a nice malty choc flavour with sweet hop finish.
Sonod (4) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2013 does not count
Great stout, creamy head, pours dark black. Tastes of chocolate, sultanas, coffee and umps. Lingers long on the palette with a slightly bitter finish.
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KeefOz (1824) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
Poured an opaque black colour with a one-finger beige coloured foamy head that collapsed quickly and laced poorly. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt without any detectable alcohol. Taste dominated by mildly bitter roasted malts and a bit of sweetness – not as sweet as I’d expect from a 9.5% ABV. Light to medium body. Smooth but with a moderately bitter finish. Quite nice. DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours jet black with a slight opaque hue. This beer smells like a mash tun mid sparge. The flavor is also very mash tun-esque, but very robust. Medium body and very dry. Misses the smooth velvety flavours you'd expect from a really good RIS. Still a very enjoyable beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Theodopilos (68) - - JUL 21, 2013
Low carbonation, good lacing, a very good Russian imperial stout................... Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
Black with a thin scummy tan head, roasted aromas, hints of fruit. Flavours of dark roasted and toasted malts, coffee and dark bitter chocolate, caramelized fruit. Well balanced, thinish mouthfeel and finishes on the dry side. not bad. varanid99 (1180) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
Black pour with a thin but persistent tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, slightly roasted malt. Flavour is black coffee, slightly sweet, dark chocolate. Pretty good!