Island Reserve: Russian Imperial Stout | Cisco Brewers Inc.

Island Reserve: Russian Imperial StoutIsland Reserve: Russian Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.44/5
131 Ratings
Island Reserve: Russian Imperial StoutIsland Reserve: Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by codsmith on 02-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,557
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
131
pDev:
18.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of edthehead
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.69/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dopen993
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from large format bottle.

Pours a midnight black with a toffee colored 3 inch head.
Bits of chocolate and coffee on the nose. Lots of sweet malts.
Lots of malt up front, with some lighter cherry and fruit favors.
Full bodied with a nice finish, touch of alcohol left on the tongue, but at 13.5 I was expecting that.

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Photo of durlta
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted an average amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: An okay aroma of coffee, malt, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of a hood amount of coffee, plum, raisin, roasted malt, and a hint of licorice. A big, forceful flavor that doesn't quite pay off; it has its good points, but it wasn't pushed far enough. Not bad, though.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is another beer with some very good characteristics, but it never quite pushes as far as it should (an RIS should be powerful in all respects). Worth a try, though.

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Photo of Chrispy_Creams
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brother_rebus
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprised its not scored higher. Very dark. Great foamy thick coffee head. Thin lacing. Subtle fruit hints. Dark molass. Coffee and chocolate. Cant detect hops. Booze is masked well in taste. But comes through on the afterbreath. Good RIS though. Would buy a bottle.

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Photo of Child_Pugh
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjboesen
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OleSkeen
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2014 cellar pull. Flavor of chocolate and plum. Really thin for an RIS. Really boozy, should have pulled 6 months ago or sooner...My first and last Cisco beer. Definitely wasn't worth the $14.99. Damn Rhode Islanders....

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Photo of bigorange
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of solargoat
2.6/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Disappointing hot mess. I'll drink it, but I'm not pleased.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes. Appearance: brilliant deep opaque chestnut, very finely bubbled 1” tan head. Smell: very fruity: raisins, prunes, sherry, some dark roast, coffee. Taste: chocolate, prune, some sherry notes, Mouthfeel: Exceptionally creamy chewy, full bodied, medium low carbonation Overall: The alcohol is a little hot – a little less heat or more malt might make this more drinkable.

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Photo of smithj4
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dtomes
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of wrogers19971
4.36/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of mbeerdino21
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ed0uble
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ONUMello
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger tan head
S: Roasted malts, chocolate, plum, a hint of alcohol
T: Plum, dark malt, chocolate and a big dose of alcohol
M: Full-bodied, fairly boozy
O: Not bad though the alcohol is too high. Reminds me more of a barleywine than RIS. Crank the malt up and abv down and it would be pretty decent

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Island Reserve: Russian Imperial Stout from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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