bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Laurel, salt and coffee in the aroma. Malty, roasty, just a bit smoky flavor, with salt, licorice, laurel and coffee. Medium to full bodied, filled with flavors, maybe a bit too much of the good things.
shigadeyo (2927) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009
4/25/2009: BrewDog Coffee Imperial Stout is near black in color with fine bubbles and an ivory-colored head. I seem to get a lot of floral hoppiness and something sugary from this beer. I am missing the coffee. It also seems "green" in a way. Something just seems out of place in the beer. I am glad that I had the chance to try this beer, but I was terribly disappointed.
Sample from bottle shared by cgarvieuk at Dark Lord Day 2009. Rating #50 for this beer. Score: 7/4/6/3/12=3.2
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7/02/2009: My experience with BrewDog Coffee Imperial Stout the second time around was slightly more favorable than the first. However, I still get quite a bit of mineral characteristic in both the aroma and flavor. This deep, chocolate brown beer also has green/wet hops, chocolate, roasted malt, and hints of coffee in the flavor. It has a weak, watery finish that falls off though. Overall there is a good level of bitterness, but I am just not overly impressed with this beer.
Bottle (9.5% ABV) shared by cgarvieuk. Thanks again Craig! Score: 6/4/7/3/13=3.3.
altonbrownd (4511) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on Queens Day from Cracked Kettle. Very black with slight tan head. Oily and sticky. Another quality stout enjoyed on a hot day along the canals. Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate and plenty of coffee. Quite tangy too. Well done.
FatPhil (8126) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2010 330ml bottle (Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki)
Black, tight sticky head. Bitter coffee astringency spoils the aroma. Pleasant roasty taste. Nothing grabs me about this. Finish is a predictably roasty and with burnt coffee.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Utobeer) (6-5-7-3-13=3.4 - identical)
Beany aroma. Pleasant roasty taste in the mouth, but burnt astringency kicks in as soon as you swallow. Pleasant carbonation. Finish also astringent with soapiness. Covers the alcohol well. Again, not grabbed, and they went a bit over the top with the burnt components.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2009 Craig you rock for sharing this. Black pour. Small tan head. Espresso, smoke, prunes, chocolate and roast. Flavor is much the same. A bit dry, a bit delicious. The wood, coffee and chococlate create a nice threesome. Nice beer.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender alive!). Very deep brown, close to black, colour with mediumsized beigeish brown head, that stays for a good while. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, caramel malts, some black chocolate as well as mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is coffee, liquorice, wooden and also has some caramel malts, roasted malts and a bit vanillaish notes. Sour black cold coffee in the aftertaste.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Craig for bringing this to DLD! Poured deep brown with a well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma picked up treacle, light smoke, and molasses over coffee and dark chocolate support.. oak really came through on the back of the nose. The flavor found a lot more of the sour oaky character (all the way through) with dry-roasted coffee maltage providing most of the core.. decent balance, but a bit too sour on the back. Creamy carbonation on the palate with a long bitter and sour kick at the end.. decent transition, but barely.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Coffee IS French Oak
Date: April 25, 2009
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and caramel aroma, light oak
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, plenty of roasted coffee, lots of oak adds to the bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another stonker from BrewDog. Massively laden with coffee, plenty of hops, medium body and very drinkable. Long bitter finish. Perfect for a morning drink.
madsberg (9393) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (Danish Beerhouse version): Pitch black coloured. Small dense brown head. Coffee, roast, light liqourice and a light fruit touch in the aroma. Flaovur is heavily roasted. Loads of coffee and burnt flavours. Light liqourice and some cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Roasty burnt bitterness in the end. A bit sharp and edgy.