vtafro (4482) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 1 & 2. Black pour with tan head. Batch 2 is entirely coffee, roasted and all. Batch 1 has coffee, roasted and light bell pepper aromas. Light roasted, chocolate and coffee flavors. Flavors are more coffee forward on batch 2, batch two definitely better.
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and cardamom aroma with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty oaky coffee spicy brandy flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy coffee finish.
jtclockwork (10426) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of coffee, roast, chocolate, brandy, molasses and spice. Medium body.
phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle sampled at RBSG, the grand tasting. Pours a deep brown with a dark tan head. Notes of cardamom, coffee, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, earth, tobacco, roasted malts - the coffee and spices almost give a bit of cinnamon to it. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich palate. Really nice coffee imperial stout.
Homer321 (2538) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade. Nose is a ton of coffee with a tobacco and ashy thing too. Taste is slightly tangy and boozy and then shows off some chocolate and then changed to an alcohol warming.
djd07 (5260) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is crazy potent coffee, spice, and wood. Medium moutfeel with a strong coffee bean, oak, booze. Very good.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (on Christmas)... Poured jet black with a thin forming head. Aroma of brandy liquor and coffee. Wow! This tasted so nice. Strong, dominant coffee tones that were smoothed out by the barrel here. Wood and spirit alcohol came in especially towards the finish. Also notes of roasted grains, molasses, mocha, and big roasted coffee all the way through. Couldn’t get enough of this stuff.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Black in Color, terrific dark malts roast and chocolate flavors. Loved the aroma and the flavor is almost perfect. Great coffee flavors.
eachnotesecure (81) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF13. Smells like fresh roast coffee and has a winning balance to boot. This isn’t an overpowering coffee stout in any way, but it’s one of the best I’ve had.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GABF 2013, had a lot of spice and ginger like aromas and taste, was hard to get past the spice.