Appearance lacks the deep black opaque nature that one would expect from the style, and in fact there are red and brown highlights and a rather thin mouthfeel considering the RIS moniker.
Thin spotty head, and a lack of lacing.
Very strong alcohol presence in the taste, and a real burn on the way down. Quite acidic with sharp finish and lingering aftertaste.
This is a very powerful drink, but it lacks subtlety and is very strong in the alcohol department with a lack of balance.