It's on to another new beer.. I am on IPA overload... I need to switch gears... Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. A good rich lathering head, goes towards mocha but then settles to a more lighter tan color and a solid two finge top. Great creamy top with milkshake like consistency. Body color is a classic opaque and deep rich walnut black, almost hinting red, and very solid. Great looking brew. Nice simple nose. Fruity nose of ester faint like strawberry, touches with lighter roast and maybe a hint of char coming in as well. Touch of light dark cocoa powder bitterness also. Pretty solid. Very nice tasting palate. Lots of dry roast flavors that hit on first sip. Rich coffee like bitterness, and dry roasted malts permeate. Aftertaste almost has a piping warmth, and a bit of fruity hop bitterness that really lingers. Excellent lingering finish, one that mixes fruity hop and bitter roast qualities, making a nice coffee like fruity richness in flavor. Mouthfeel doesn't get quite into silky territory, but supportive and solid. Got to love just a nicely done Russian Imperial. Delicious. look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25 | BA Generated Score: 4.18 Cheers!