ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
FROM NOTES: October 16, ’13. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice.
A: Freshly ground, roasted coffee up front, with strong raisin notes that compliment the coffee without over-powering it. Subdued black licorice lingers behind the other aromas.
A: Pours a deep, dark black with a slight mocha colored head along the sides of the glass.
T: The coffee jumps out initially, but notes of dark chocolate and dark fruits are also present. An underlying level of tartness balances out the rest of the bold flavors with a finish of dry malts and coffee and appropriate warming while going down.
P: Thick, creamy, full body. Soft finish.
O: Probably the greatest widely-available Imperial Stout around. Might also be one of the better coffee stouts around. This is one IMPRESSIVE World Class beer!
Jerm719 (88) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect body. Medium roast coffee beans. Bitter cocoa, white chocolate, some mint, marshmallow. Some creamy lactose. Perfect balance with a hint of earthy hops. Great, great stout !! Alcohol well hidden.
ChristianHR (145) - DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a nice smell of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, roasted malts and a little smoky. Pours black with a thick brown head. The taste is strong of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa beans and burnt sugar. The mouthfeel is awesome. Very thick and creamy.
Crompt (90) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my top 3 non bourbon stouts. Huge roasted coffe nose and dark roast coffee dominates the flavor. I pretty much know I will like an imp stout when I pour it and it is pitch black and has a creamy looking toasted brown/mocha color head. If you like coffee imp stouts this is a must try!
bergstaden (960) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black With a dark Brown head - Good roasted malt aroma, but there is olso good coffee and hint of caramel - Good malt body With a lot of malt and coffee With some caramel and a good bitterness in the end - The coffee and bitterness goes into the finish - This was real good
veronneaupy (32) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Le nez est plus sucré, caramel que café. Je dénote une légère odeur de jus de pomme brute. Le goût est est sucré, acidulé et enveloppant. La finale est douce, sucrée et assez persistante. A essayer, mais je suis un peu déçu...
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kballweg20 (6) - - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth mouthfeel. Taste of dark roasted coffee, burnt sugar, toffee. Light tan head of foam
EvanFriend (244) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loads of coffee flavor, a little licorice,a slight hint of chocolate. The high alcohol content isn’t hidden at all, this is a boozy beer. Surprisingly not bitter for all the coffee flavor. Not overly sweet either. Very good.
MattiasA (235) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bottle a little over a year old. Immense flavour richness, loads of dried fruits and dark chocolate, a hint of sweetness and a good long note of coffee at the backend.
vlan1 (122) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured into sniffer. Motor oil black with a big fluffy light cocoa head. Aroma of sweet roast coffee. Sublime roast coffee flavor. Zero coffee bitterness. Incredibly light mouthfeel. This stouts reputation is quite deserved.
Christpuncher (638) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a really strong imperial stout. Wonderful mix of black coffee and chocolate. Had a strange finish that I am not fully loving. Pours almost black. Had in steamboat.
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