gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pretty raw. I imagine that the smoothness this might gain from aging would greatly benefit this beer. Not un-enjoyable, but this is a style of beer I generally expect to enjoy immensely. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Backlogged rating: Tap, Pours a very deep brown with a oily appearance but not much head. The aroma is nice with chocolate, toffee, coffee, char, leather and some dark fruits. A touch of grassy hops as well. The taste does not match up to the nose, weak sweet malts with some fig and prunes. Very light hop profile and a bit of freezed dried coffee. The mouth feel is smooth but under carbonated. Meh, drinkable but more like a sweet stout than an Imperial. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Decent for a stout. Substandard for an imperial. Nothing that exciting. Basic flavor noted that don't stick around. Sammy (12335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Great head, thick and very bubbly. Black body. Aroma is chocolate and roasty. Taste is coffee and sweet. Rather sweet for a RIS. Rather fair for a RIS, but quaff able. Thanks Josh for sharing. solidfunk (9006) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Smells very good. A bit on the syrupy side with the consistency. Smells of hops, pungent roast and some booze though well disguised. Colour black caramel. Pretty low carbonation. Light, sweet finish. Bottle from Megabev.
alexsdad06 (10471) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a few random bubbles for a head. The aroma had roasted malts, chocolate, light black coffee notes, a mild dark fruitiness and some alcohol. The flavor has roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate with some earthy bitterness. Very thin for the style. walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Poured a dark brown with a tan head. little lacing. aroma chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, molasses, alcohol. flavor got the same from the aroma but with some vanilla. nice stout but not a ris DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Sample from a 12oz bottle. Super-dark brown but still clear color. Minimal light brown head, good lace. Dark fruit, molasses, little roasty malts. Bittersweet taste. Bigger body, good chewy texture, lighter carbonation. Not my favorite RIS, but still OK b3shine (8925) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks solid; cola with no real lacing or carbonation. Smells and tastes malty with an average mouthfeel. An alright stout, but not really worthy of the RIS label. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Black color, thick, light tan head. Aroma is rich coffee and malt. Hop bitterness comes out. Finish is a little sour.