freeofthoughts (635) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One year oldish bottle. Pours black with off white fizz around the rim. The aroma is roasted malts with some dark berry fruity sweetness. The flavors are interesting with some rich malts that give a gentle sweetness some cloying black coffee, mild hop bitterness, very earthy and mostly well balanced for a big bold imperial stout. A lingering roasted grain with some hop bitterness and light coffee last for minutes and fade very nicely. Really amazing smooth and seemingly simple RIS.
Pdubyah (276) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easily a beer that I would buy again, easy drinking made possible by the sweetness, low carbonation and the light bitterness, The alcohol is not at all hidden and you can sense it in this, however it’s crashed over by the flavours and tastes. Finish might be a little sour but this is a top drop.
b3shine (4452) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a fairly opaque dark brownish black with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid, albeit slightly thin mouthfeel. Good, not great.
Ragnampiza (226) - ITALY - APR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Portale Birra, served in a nonic half pint glass. Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with a little light beige head. Sweet and rich aroma with lots of bitter dark chocolate and espresso coffee notes, a hint of burnt caramel, brown sugar and Mars candybar. Perfectly smooth and velvety in the mouth, balanced and harmonious. Not as coffee forward as expected but there is plenty of roasted/toasted components, and just a light hoppy/herbal bitterness. Nice milky and sugary sweetness as well. Soft carbonation, medium to full body and creamy texture. On top of that, It drinks just like a 6% beer. Fantastic RIS!
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amager/Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksen Væsel Brunch (Double Coffee edition). Black pour with tan lacing. Sweet malty aroma, hints of roasted tones and light oxidation. Some vanilla and less strong oak, roasted and sweet malt tones.
mverity (254) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black in color with minimal chocolate colored head that settled into wisps and a thin collar. Aroma is deeply roasted malt, vanilla and earthy wood. Taste is dark chocolate, deep malt, vanilla, with coffee running throughout all of that. Silty mouthfeel, low carbonation and rich body.
lefossoyeur (430) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a brown lace. Super nice aromas of freshly ground coffee and brownies. Full body, bourbon like palate, just a bit thin, silky, lots of alcohol in here, coffee, mocha, finishing on a hot chocolate liquor and whisky finale. Very nice presence of the coffee in this stout, it brings a very nice fruity character to it. Wonder stuff.
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a dark dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was of coffee, dark roast, and smoke. Flavor was similar, expeditions esque, very dry, ashy dark roasted and burnt coffee. Abrasive and im pressive
Beerhunter111 (5656) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Toffee, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig süß, schokoladig, Kaffee. Wunderbares Imperial Stout.
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big coffee, vanilla, earth, some roast, touch of chocolate in there with a hint of caramel. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, hints of cocoa, roast into big coffee, bitter and astringent, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Pretty nice, a bit harsh.