ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz, red waxed bottle via trade. pours a deep, dark brown and sits like the blackest coffee in the glass capped by a dark mocha head with a hint of rust around the edges. aroma is amazing, perhaps the most coffee forward beer i’ve had in a while, with huge notes of freshly ground beans, strong espresso, massive roast, smoke, and hints of vanilla backed by subtly notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, oatmeal, cocoa powder, and cedar. flavor is simply superb with immense notes of roasted espresso, mocha latte, belgian chocolate, and hazelnut creamer backed by smooth vanilla, molasses, figs, and a hint of spice on the back end. palate is smooth as silk, truly like drinking an iced espresso, with light carbonation and a lingering finish of roast coffee and chocolate. overall, this is a truly fantastic imperial stout for the coffee lover.
alliance100 (811) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle - pours black with thin tan head . Dark roast coffee aroma . Taste is lots of espresso and some faint dark fruit notes . Tasty .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black with dark tan head. Aroma is rich roast and espresso. Taste is strong oily espresso, almost a peppered coffee taste. Really nice stout
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, Batch 2, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with coffee, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, very complex Stout, heavily roasted/bitter/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, very good Winter brew
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Batch no 2.
Thanks to _angst_!
Clear black color with hints of dark brown, small light brown head. Coffee, kaffesump, green bell peppers scent, also sugary sweet. Sweet, coffee, roasted taste. Sweet, sugary, coffee aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. A lot of coffee indeed, takes away from the beer.
Cunningham (4929) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a beige head. Powerful grassy and cocoa aroma. Full body. Balance between sweetness and bitterness. Heavy flavor. Espresso de lux, grassy and a bit dry. Tasty little devil. Dangerously well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds brutal coffee up front with notes of roast, gravel, parsley, green bell pepper and chocolate with undertones of caramel, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with coffee, brown sugar/molasses and resinous hops. The mouthfeel is oily and fairly soft with a light to medium carbonation. Near full bodied.
rlgk (11494) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, espresso, sourish, dark chocolate, cocoa, soot notes. Roasted coffee flavor, soot, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, salty licorice, espresso, some dark fruits. Heavy impy, slightly unbalanced but still good.
_angst_ (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you GT2! Pours dark blackish brown with a frothy mocha head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, raisins, prunes, coffee cherries, bitter chocolate, green bell peppers and moist soil. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, burnt caramel, burnt wood, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil, burnt raisins, hay, burnt cookies and hint of alcohol and green bell peppers. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny roasted astringent and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt raisins, moist soil and hay. Really nice coffee impy…
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014.
Luktar kaffe, alkohol, choklad, fudge, karamell, vanilj
Fin svart färg.
Smakar kaffe, vanilj, fudge, socker, surt, beskt.
Bra arom och fyllig.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber @rlgk. Pours jet black with a small tanned head. Aroma is roasted malty ashy dry chocolate. Flavor is as aroma acidy metallic well bitter.