jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cl kindly given by Julien thanks and shared with Dominique and Calisky ! A dark beer with good copper creamy head. Nose is intense on dark chocolate, coffee and peated notes. Aroma is rich on dark chocolate, very creamy and smooth, less sweet as the chocolate notes can be properly tasted, extremely drinkable, coffee notes, licorice notes at the finish. On aftertaste it gives a long bitter dark chocolate notes, technically an excellent brew.
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle that had been aging for around six years. Moderate malt aroma worth a strong alcohol wood aroma. Black color with a small brown head. Light sweet beginning with a moderate bitter malt finish. Not much coffee bean taste left but it does meld nicely with the strong malts. Palette is thick and rim of glass gets very sticky.
MoreCoffeePlease (13) - - JUN 16, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750mL bottle with a bottled on date of 2/28/2014.
AP: motor oil black, with a nice and fluffy tan head; completely opaque.
AR: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, black coffee, roasted malts,toffee and caramel.
TA: bitter dark chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, coffee, slightly raisiny, molasses and caramel.
MO: mouthfeel is thick and creamy with light carbonation; the coffee in the taste never goes away.
This sets the bar for coffee/imperial stouts.
bytemesis (3099) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, medium creamy brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich espresso, roasted malts, Ashes, chocolate. Flavor is coffee rich, mocha, roasty. Light sweet, medium bitter. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. Hella good stuff.
Earlier Rating: 5/29/2012 Total Score: 4.7
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small brown head. Aroma is medium sweet roasted malt, chocolate, coffee with alcohol notes present. Taste is wonderful, dominated by chocolate, coffee and a warming finish from the alcohol.Thick and rich in the mouth. This is a big beer that deserves the hype around it.
scotchzombie (326) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark dark brown (OK, black) with a massive foamy mocha head. Nice lacing. A really fantastic head. Bountiful aroma of coffee, chocolate malt, brown sugar. Taste is a sharp and spicy malt coffee rolling over a warming bed of alcohol. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Some caramel and a touch of roast. Smooth and velvety. Outstanding.
Nsanders (490) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Casanova. Black with no head or lacing. Chocolate, dark coffee, raisins and leather. Chocolate sweetness with a raisiny bitterness. Heavy body with a sticky feel.
Bule (740) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color with some brown head. Mild well balanced coffee flavor. Nothing too bitter. Balanced without the sweetness. Fantastic.
bigda83 (177) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome beer. Bottle poured to snifter. Pour was jet black, thick khaki head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with hints of vanilla. Taste was the same, but I also got cinnamon notes as well. Very filling but I couldn’tstop myself from drinking the entire bottle. One of the better stouts I’ve tried.
Whatup14 (708) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka crémeuse et tenace laissant une dentelle épaisse. Arôme de malt torréfié, caramel foncé, café noir, chocolat noir, fruits foncés. Goût de café noir, chocolat noir, malt torréfié, alcool indétectable, caramel salé en fin de bouche. Carbonatation faible, corps dense. Excellente.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 From a 750ml bottle to a glass. Pour is absolute black. Roasted coffee. Chocolate. Nice aroma. Very nice beer. Very enjoyable.