ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think this is the best IRS that I have been able to buy anytime I want......super complex malt profile and great coffee flavor and smell
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2009 I donít care what everyone else rated this beer, Iím not a fan of it and hereís why.
1-it tastes like a strong espresso coffee.
2- It has a harsh bitterness and a not-so-pleasant alcoholic/resinous flavor.
3- Itís WAY over-hyped.
4- I paid about 15 bucks plus shipping for this.
So overall, yeah, itís an OK impy stout, but Iím not a huge fan of the coffee and harsh bitterness in this one.
cspring (15) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from Dilly Deli - dark pour, dark black body with little tan head. Smells and tastes of coffee but a great smooth, creamy finish. Believe the hype.
ruberbox (15) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 I had extremely high expectations, with all the amazing reviews. Wow, does not disappoint. The pinnacle of my impy stout tasting career.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 Alesmith The Shit: On tap at Alesmith on 08/01/2008. Brewed with Kona Lupe coffee. Dark black body with a medium creamy head. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel aroma. Big coffee flavor, chocolate, caramel and light molassas flavor. Full body with medium low carbonation. 8/5/9/4/18 - 4.4 (Not included in overall score)
3/29/2008: Richmond Industry Gathering 2007. Dark black body with a light brown head. Light caramel and roast aroma. Roasted malt, caramel and chocolate in the aroma. 8/5/9/5/16 - 4.3
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle bought at Spuyten Duyvil Grocery in williamsburg. an amazing little gem. smells coffe with a backdrop of hops. taste is huge. bags of malt flavor, toasted roasted, coffee, cakey, goodness. but equally balanced with hops that go on. my birthday buddy says 100% 100% 100%. it is damned near perfect.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle FREE from pantanap! The guy clearly rocks beyond all comprehension. Pours a dark, dark brown, like Kahlua. No head. Aroma is very strong chocolate and coffee and has a nice roasted malt character. Palate is very smooth and very creamy. Maybe the thickest beer Iíve ever had. Taste is more coffee, more chocolate, and more roasted character.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked it up at AleSmith on my awesome trip out to San Diego. Pours a thick opaque black with a very thin tan head that quickly disappears. Nose of is heavy dark chocolate and a lot of coffee. I didnít realize this beer was 12%, it was very easy to drink. Creamy mouthfeel. Tons of coffee and chocolate in the flavor as well. Great stuff....I need more.
ilovedarkbeer (2689) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge thanks for BMan113VR bringing this bad boy back from California. Body is totally opaque with a surprisingly light head that turns from brown tinged to almost white with a bit of brown dashes. Nose is total dark chocolate and fresh roasted coffe. At 12% this beer is scary with how drinkable it is. Amazing soft creamy velvet like mouthfeel. Taste is super warming and it feels like it coats your entire mouth. Unbelieveable!
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Pours with a small, ultra creamy, light brown head with some great lacing. Pitch black body. Amazing aroma of coffee and chocolate. Tastes of morning fresh french roast. Perfect mouthfeel, ultra creamy and so easy to drink (even at 12%), just amazing, nice alcohol warming. Nice and sweet mocha plays with your taste buds.