jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
22oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is initial grape/vinuous, followed by chickory/wood. Then raosty dark malt-chocolate/peat. Taste is roasty dark malt-chocolate/peat/chickory/wood, earthy/spice hop bite. Lots of carbonation. Medium body. Not really in the style of a RIS. jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Bottle. Russian Imperial Stout label. Pours black with tan head. Nose of pinot grape, roasted malts, cherry smoke and chocolate. Taste of same. More porter than stout. A bit hoppy and earthy for an imperial. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Nose has nice notes of roast, dark chocolate, and dark fruit. Pours black with dark brown edges and a khaki head. The flavor is rather straight forward with notes of dark chocolate, roast, and sweet dark fruit. Light earthy bitterness in the finish leaves it mildly dry. Body is light for style almost seems like a foreign stout to me, but it was nice and drinkable. harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle at Chris’ Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia tasting. Black, lasting tan head. Roasted malt aorma. It’s alright. Qyite tasty. Everyone else is wrong again at this tating. I thought quite dry, grainy and drinkable. Tmoney99 (15116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with a moderate to large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, dark grape skin aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet toasted malt and tannic flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good complex beer.
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
RIS bomber from dakine on 3/21/2010.
pours a black shade of brown with a thin foamy tan head.
initially, it smells crisp and roasty. that is followed by some chocolate, oatmeal? and caramel.
the flavor shows the same characteristics along with coffee, molasses and black raisins.
it is really easy to put away since it is a bit thin for the style. crisp yet creamy. 7/3/7/3/15/3.5 madmitch76 (26367) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Opaque black stout. Almost no head. Light soft palate. Dark unsweet chocolate with a whisper of paint that detracts from the otherwise good flavour. Finishes light and malty and warming. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bomber shared by Superdave at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. The nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and light salty soy. The taste is similar with some sweeter chocolate mixed in as well. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Tasty - thanks Dave! fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2010
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.
[ As St. George Russian Imperial Stout ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, glue, alcohol, chocolate, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Thanks to Amelia for the bomber (as "Russian Imperial Stout")! Poured deep brown with a rich, easily-resuscitated dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly-roasted and lightly-smoked molasses and caramel notes with a little bit of buttery character beneath.. sweet overall, with faint metallic character right on the back.. kind of messy. The flavor opened with tart coffee (and lesser metallic notes), backed by more coffee, chocolate, and some molasses.. a little like uncooked cake batter with a splash of Kahlua, yet still somehow messy.. finished with a lactic kick (maybe it was lactose all along, not metal) over dry-roasted coffee and some related bitterness. Medium-bodied, and sharper/more sour than I needed on the palate.. too sweet as well.. OK flow across the palate.