Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Warpigs. Pours pitch black with a tiny tan head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, coffee, vanilla and dried fruits. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bittersweet and warming.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Jet black and opaque pour with one half inch tan brown head. Smells of chocolate French roast and some anise. Flavor is exactly what is expected from aroma. Finishes with dark roast lingering on.
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yields a slick viscous black color, with a unique, very bubbly mohagony head.
Smells big times of cocoa, fudge and coffee, wrapped up by syrup and toffeeish malts. Has a whiff of alcohol underneath, providing a caramel burn. The aromas exhibit an interesting interplay between milk chocolate and coffee, leaning even more on chocolate.
Has a fitting, lower carbonation, complimenting the beers medium body.
Tastes of bakers chocolate and smooth coffee, accompanied by bready malts, also revealing glazed caramel. Drinks throughout smooth, coffee comes along with lots of cream, adding a dry bitterness, which gets countered by alcoholic, biting molasses. Finishes with a well pronounced boiled coffee bitterness, while chocolate adds depth, including a subtle sourness.
The beers convinces by its smooth coffee mouthfeel, which gets a lot of depth, due to the luscious chocolate, commuting between sweet and dry. The beers finish is unusually long and complex, revealing crushed coffee beans, toffee, mousse au chocolate among a coffee milk sourness.
jsnicholas (364) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750ml). Black with big tan head. Probably about 1 year old. Sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is bitter sweet chocolate with lots of coffee. Finishes with some bitterness and warming.
Humlehode (279) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with small brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and taste. Slightly sweet, a bit harsh.
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HuskerTan (750) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Coffee, chocolate, roasty.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Bitter coffee, chocolate, roasty, creamy.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty bitter finish.
O- Pretty high expectations for this one and while it didn’t disappoint it wasn’t a mind blower either. Lots of coffee in here but it’s more of a mellow slightly bitter black coffee taste. Other than that I didn’t get a whole lot of other notes in here. The bottle was pretty fresh so maybe some aging on it would bring things out a bit more.
cagou007 (508) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark with medium tan head. Nose is molasse and. Aromas are roasted malts, caramel, coffee, chocolate and cream. Thick texture and low carbonation. Long bitter and roasty finish. Excellent an perfectly balanced coffee stout.
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Zwiebel88 (586) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Schwarz, beiger Schaum, kleinporig. In der Nase viele dunkle Früchte, Kaffee, Kakao, leicht röstig. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Kakao, KAffe, gegen Ende Zartbitterschokolade, leicht bitter. Körper medium, cremig, rund. Sehr gutes Imperial Stout, sehr rund.
samsmith33 (562) - - APR 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to glass at M.o.M.’s.
Appearance: Dark black,thick look,creamy tan head. A beautiful thing.
Aroma: coffee, toast, some plum, raisin.
Taste is toased barley, coffee, all the dark fruits. Alcohol 12%, is blended in well. Aftertaste is charred steak. Some cocoa.
Really nice texture. Smooth drinking.
Overall, a very nice beer. Near the top of my list.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black....with a thick, dark tan head.
Coffee, chocolate, licorice aroma.
Flavour is sweet...roasty coffee, dark chocolate malt, vanilla cream....
Huge, sticky, chocolate malt....thick, creamy.
Very light, well balanced espresso bittering....
Unbelievably easy to drink despite the ABV....one of the most silky smooth Imperial Stouts I’ve had the pleasure to drink....