Reformation Declaration is a Russian Imperial Stout, 9.7% ABV, no bottle date.
The beer pours with a pitch black color and a large beige head that settles down to a nice creamy layer on top of the beer. Not a huge aroma to this one, but what is there is quite pleasant and sweet. I’m getting notes of roasted nuts, mild coffee, and some sweet chocolate and black licorice on the nose. The taste is much less sweet. Baker’s chocolate, big roasted malts and milder roasted nuts, and some moderate coffee are the dominate flavors at the beginning of the taste. The finish is a nice combination of a surprising mild woodiness and warming alcohol. Sadly the mouth-feel seems rather thin for a Russian Imperial Stout of this size.
Not a bad introduction to the Reformation at all, it’s too bad their beers don’t seem to be distributed here in Savannah.