RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
An insanely full-bodied Russian Imperial Stout named after Rockys ultimate foe. Brewed with boatloads of roasted malt and Sumatra coffee beans. This big ale will warm the coldest of souls.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (4151) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters displaying a black/brown hue, with a decent layer of brownish tan froth, and foamy spots of lacing. The nose was roasted & sweet, with notes of espresso, cocoa, molasses, dark caramel, and toffee. The taste was similar notes, with a medium to full body, soft carbonation, syrupy texture, and some roasted & earthy bitterness. Booziness & warmth pleasantly controlled the background. Surprisingly favorable offering from a brewery with past +&- personal history that Ive neglected for quite awhile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scipio (980) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Pours black with a medium tan head. The potent aroma contains of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and roasted malts. The taste has a little bit of sweetness. I get vanilla and bourbon standing out most here, with a heavy dose of coffee as a supplement. Some chocolate, some oak, some roasted malts round this one out. Long vanilla aftertaste. Full bodied, with a thick texture, and soft carbonation. The alcohol presence hits you full in here. This excellent. Its a must buy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2977) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 12 oz bottle. Chocolate, fudge, light barrel. Full silky body. For a sub 10% ba imperial this packs a lot of flavor and body. 3/2/16

2014 (possibly 2013) bottle lots of chocolate and vanilla. Flavor similar to BA jones but the body was watery thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1766) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dense opaque black color with a smal creamy tan head. Rich roasted malt nose. Notes of prunes and black coffee. Sweet roasted malt flavor has big coffee and dark dried fruit notes. A bit of treacle and black licorice comes through here. Chewy and sticky with earthy coffee notes. A real sipper is this one. Sweet and sticky from first sip to last swallow. Shes so heavy...heavy...heavy.......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (745) - Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Smells of booze, oak, vanilla and plum. Aroma is sharp at first and ends up sweet. Shiny black with a cap of light brown foam. Flavor is strong bourbon barrel, with accents of vanilla and high end coffee with cream. Very slight booze burn at the end, surprisingly short lived aftertaste. Average palate, I would have liked a little thicker. Overall this was a surprisingly good offering from Wild Onion. This was expensive ($16 for a 4 pk.) but Im glad I ponied up. I highly recommend this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2015 version, pours almost black with a quickly receding dark brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, dark fruit, ash and vanilla. Bourbon is not as noticeable as 2014 version. ( Had one last nite.) Flavor is pretty much as expected. This was big, thick and chewy, with a nice warm finish from the bourbon barrel aging. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
bottle poured into a snifter..black with a thin khaki head..aroma of bourbon, licorice,coffee,vanilla..tastes of licorice,bourbon,coffee..medium bodied..not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Jet black pour with no head. Aroma of oak and vanilla. Full bodied. Taste has a little coffee to it, as well as oak and vanilla. Not overly flavorful for the style. Lots of oak and bourbon, but not much else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, molasses, licorice, & vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses, vanilla, dark fruit, and some chocolate; Warm finish; Overly sweet - but decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (3034) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Strong notes of roasted malts with some chocolate and finishes slightly sour. This brewery is awful, but this is one of their better beers. Slightly boozy. Pours black with a tan head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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