Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared at The Bruery - big thanks to Sam! Pours oily, black-brown with a thick, brown foam head. Heavy coffee on the nose with secondary notes of dark chocolate and tangy wood. Medium sweet flavor with more dense coffee, chocolate syrup, bittersweet baking cocoa, chocolate cake. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy texture. Rich dark chocolate character to finish with more hefty coffee, dirt and chocolate cake. Robust and decadent but still balanced and exceedingly tasty.
alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft and from a growler. Famous thick and sludgy CCB imperial stout pour. Beautiful brown almost red head. Cuban coffee nose! Dark sweet molasses as well. Sick and thick on the tongue, huge cafe con leche flavors just from the head alone mixed with brown sugar. This is a sweet stout with nice chocolate undertones as well.
Wish they would bottle this bitch!
AHSlowhand (45) - - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Proof. Nice big brown head. Brown sugar, nuttiness, raison, roast malt. Crazy good
HonusWagner (1910) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One note very coffee-dominant stout, but it does that one note pretty well. Not as complex or interesting as the best coffee stouts though.
brokensail (14555) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler @ The Bruery, shared by Sam. Black pour with a small tan head. Really spicy coffee aroma, lots of roast, vanilla, and fudge. Brown sugar, licorice, plenty of lactose, and a slight nuttiness. Flavor is quite sweet and creamy. Lactose, coffee, and toasted nuts. Fudge, brown sugar, and roasted malt. Slight ash and acidity on the finish.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flip-top CCB growler thanks to NoSignsOfPain! Typical CCB stout pour- pure ink with low Martian foam. Nose is apple sauce, soy sauce, some dense hazelnut coffee peaks out. More of a savory nose that sort of works. Taste is pretty solid- dense and powerful coffee stout with a mega lactose sugar finish. Coating mouthfeel. Nice hop balance and lacking the typical CCB coffee lemon acid extraction problem. Still, too much soy and apple to be outstanding.
burg326 (5077) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at ccb poured dark black with aromas of roast, cuban coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and some earth. Flavors are the same a nice mixture of the aromas. Smooth for the abs could drink this all day another solid stout by ccb.
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Proof for CC tap takeover. Roasty, cocoa bitter, chocolate, good tinny vibe, chalky, nice stuff. Super creamy palate. 7.8
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Freshcraft, Denver, CO. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty strong coffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty coffee bitter chocolate and vanilla finish.
crossovert (10313) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big and rich stout. Flavors of coffee and cocoa pretty high sweetness some booze