alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a dark cola brown to black color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, strong black coffee, earthy note, dark chocolate, quite a bit of bitterness to the finish. Shows the abv at times probably because the body is not very big for an imperial stout. This is good, but if it had more body and better mouth feel I would enjoy it mor.
Chudwick (1539) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - dark brown w light brown head. Great lacing. Roasted coffee, chocolate, booze, burntish, licorice. Bitter like dark chocolate. 8/5/8/4/15 or 4.0
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle with new Keith Shore label, from Party Source. Very dark brown / red, near black color. Sort of clear on the edges. Thin light brown head, quickly fades to minimal ring around the edge. Few fine dots of lace. Medium to bigger body, a bit light and thin compared to other 10.5% imperial stouts. Light carbonation, but pretty good chewiness. Kind of velvety smooth. Very nice delicious coffee aroma, not ultra-intense, but very tasty and interesting. Some brownie-batter type flavor, cocoa, and light roast malt, like slightly burnt coffee. Good bigger bitter taste, not much sweet. Alcohol not bothersome. Pretty awesome, satisfying big coffee stout. Love that Kopi Luwak... Light carbonation is pretty much my only criticism. Maybe the slightest hint of tart. Very tasty overall, great roasty coffee malt profile.
Tide (1276) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, licorice, chocolate, nuts, vanilla and dar fruits. Bitter finish with coffee, roasted malts and nuts. Exquisite imperial stout.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Barleywine enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, black in glass, massive brown head. Smells strongly of coffee, roast and execuite dark malts. Medium sweet, stroooong coffee, roasty malts, chocolate, roast heaven! Thick oily texture, complex roasty flavors, very nice. Medium bitter finish. A super blend of to very good imperial stouts. Very nice
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffee and aromatic hops. Flavour is burnt, fireplace, bitter and coffee. Not as good as the originals.
dresden (644) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A still black beer with a nice short foamy tan head. Strong aroma of coffee, and like chocolate. Lots of flavorful coffee, rich nuttiness, oatmeal. Really nice beer, not quite as good as the original beer geek weasel but nice.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan fizzy head. Big vegetal drip coffee and sugar aroma. Sweet sticky palate. Tastes of milk chocolate, drip coffee, and sugar.
Vells (425) - LATVIA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense roasted malts with more intense coffee. Bit licorice, vanilla. Well balanced, smooth. Enjoyable brew, but not great
Melnis (46) - LATVIA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad aroma, but could be more intense. Not my type. In contrast - the taste is strong and very sweet. Not the richest flavor, but still well balanced and not too pushy.