Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style:Russian Imperial Stout State/Country: New Jersey ABV: 10% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Dark coffee color, no head, very light lacing Smell: 7.5 Very subtle smell, chocolate, malt, coffee Taste: 8.5 chocolate, coffee, vanilla, slight smoke, burnt toast, chocolate, slight alcohol at end Mouthfeel: 8 Slightly sticky and dry Drinkability: 8 This needs to be sipped like a cognac. One and done for me! Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.67
Overall Impression: Not my favorite R.I.S. It did taste better than the last one I had (maybe due to some cellaring) as the beer warms, more notes come through. I met Brian Boaks at the Philly Winter Beer Fest and he told me that the beer was aged a year before distribution.