cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At cbc break Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dark biter chocolate roast... Soft meaty malts.... Soft smooth... Massive bourbon... Soft roast dark chocolate... Light coffee
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample thx to Mathieu87!
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: bourbon? alcohol, mocha.
TASTE: coffee, alcohol, bourbon.
Krjukoff (16) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong smell, love the dark lock. The taste is what I want from a stout, strong and dark coffee-chocolate taste. The feeling in the mouth is great. Feels like a chocolatecake in the mouth.
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Johannes. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma is fullbodied sweet coffee chocolate a bit soy some boozyness vanilla bourbon. Flavor is as great as aroma, lots of coffee chocolate roasted malty a bit pungent, mmm love it.
GRM (2966) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Olive bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, with and from Stephen Morris (thank you!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: bourbon, roasted barley, coffee liqueur, light woody, light vanilla, light bourbon, light alcohol, finale in coffee liqueur with presence of chocolate liqueur, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, oily texture; overall: exceptional
Bouteille olive, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, de et avec Stephen Morris, savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : bourbon, orge torréfiée, liqueur de café, léger boisé, léger vanille, léger bourbon, léger alcool; bouche : bourbon, orge torréfiée, liqueur de café, léger boisé, léger vanille, léger bourbon, léger alcool, finale en liqueur de café avec présence de liqueur de chocolat, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture huileuse; en résumé : exceptionnel
Experiment_Ale (994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On the patio of some pizza place in the Summer of 2012. Pours black with creamy grey head. Aroma is beautiful, fuck yeah, deep coffee notes that melt with the perfectly smooth and inviting roasted-toasted malt, fuck yeah. Taste is beautiful amazing very smooth chocolate malt, some toffee. This beer is like an amazing meal made by one of the best chefs on the planet, and every sip is another course. This shit is the tits, fuck yes. If only it was not a whale.
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong coffee, roast, toffee, oak. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, strong kopi, toffee, vanilla. Really enjoyed this one.
Dfonorow (1414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share in 2013. Pour is deep black with a small khaki head. Aroma is coffee grounds, bourbon, cocoa, and vanilla bean. Flavor is huge coffee, graham crackers, bourbon, maple syrup, and slight hops. Finish is light roast and booze.
BMMillsy (1325) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Bottle from trade. Stoked to get to try this one. Pours pitch black and thick looking with a dark brown and super creamy head like you would see on an espresso. Aroma is big chocolate syrup notes, lots of vanilla, some rich earthy coffee (though subdued), bourbon, wood, some roasted grains, tobacco, more vanilla. Flavor is up front roast, barely any coffee, bourbon, with a beautifully long sweet vanilla finish. There is some oak and wood here that lingers on the tongue with some vanilla and anise. Body isn't as thick as other Speedway variants I have had, but certainly not light bodied either. Low to medium carbonation. This is a great beer but doesn't live up to my lofty expectations. I really don't get much coffee from this one. Looking forward to trying the regular Kopi version. With that said, worth trying if you can get it.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared @ Dean’s aged pale lager tasting, courtesy of deanso. Really looking forward to this beer. The beer pours a pitch black colored liquid with a small brownish head on top. Aroma has coffee and bourbon, loads of dark fruits and molasses. Big caramel fudge and vanilla going on. Basically everything you want in an imperial stout is present. Flavor is intense... very sweet, touches of coffee and big wood characters. Long lasting, sweet cloying finish and amazing aftertaste. This one sticks.. Amazingly well crafted, epic brew!!