Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Avery. Pours a dark black color with a fizzy tan head into a taster glass. Aroma is super heavy on roasted coffee with some earthy chocolate undertones. Although it smells almost like a fresh cup of brewed coffee. The coffee flavor is ever present in the first sip however you get the nice malty boozy flavors as well. You really cannot even notice the hoppiness of it and the alcohol is hidden very well. It has an overall velvety slick mouthfeel that I greatly enjoy and a good carbonation level. Overall this is a phenominal beer.
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown w tan head. Aroma is nutty, earthy, coffee. Flavor is amazing roasted coffee, dark chocolate, intense cocoa and coffee grounds. Finish is bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Great coffee beer.
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft, never thought i’d get to try this- been a high want for years! .. . deep black, mild foam .. . espresso craziness .. . slick full mouth, mild heat in the throat .. . just a fantastic beer, and looking forward to the bottles that will be released soon! .. . . Embiggens is a perfectly cromulent word.
DesertDevil (535) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Attic. Huge coffee aroma - seriously, the dark-roast coffee is so strong I can smell it from the snifter sitting a foot away on the table - with bold roasted barley, and some phenolic smoked BBQ. Flat obsidian in color with a light brown head. Incredibly rich taste of espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, a little anise and tree bark, and vanilla beans. Not surprisingly, it’s super hot, but it doesn’t hurt the beer at all. Another amazing imperial stout from Avery.
JPDurden24 (1611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Attic. Dark brown, almost black pour with a tan head. Lots of espresso coffee in the nose. Alcohol is hidden well. Chocolate, coffee and light bitter finish. Damn good!
Danyel (1048) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of strong coffee! Very rich flavors, espresso, not much heat, really good and easy. Great beer.
HonkeyBra (3491) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled many, many times, finally rating it. Pours a black, sludgy, and thick with a small tan head. Aroma of espresso, sweet malts, dark fruits, lots of booze and sherry like sweetness. Cocoa, dark chocolate, burnt sugar notes as well. Tobacco, oak, wet wood. This is obviously huge. Flavor is big, sweet, rich, massive. Overall, though, perhaps against all odds, it ends up going together nicely. As long as it’s a small pour, this is nice. Big mouthfeel. Finishes boozey and sweet.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted thick malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and bitter chocolate finish.
olr1984 (1116) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled at the taproom pours a dark black with a tan head. big coffee aroma and taste.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster poured at Avery taproom. Beer poured very dark with nice amount of tan head. Smells like coffee. Tastes extremely like coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden.