GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Take, in my opinion, the best Imperial Stout on the market and add in the perfect blend of (supposedly) the best coffee in the world. On nitro draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours thick and dark, the nitro only adds to the milkshake-like appearance. Coats the mouth as it goes down, better than Pepto Bismol. Amazing aroma of roasted coffee, vanilla and roasted malts, distinct from the coffee. Flavor is sublime. Rich and powerful. This could be a go-to dessert for many meals. Decadent.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On nitro tap @ Redlight. Deep black pour, thick dark tan head. The aroma on this was phenomenal. Rich luxuriant coffee notes with no stale bitterness that hinder some coffee brews. Mix that with the rich chocolate from the base brew and you have a winner. The taste was rich with the coffee tempering the stronger tastes of Zhukov’s and adding a dimension to the complexity. A great treatment to a great base beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nitro tap at Redlight Redlight for RBWG. Perhaps the most menacing looking beer I have ever seen. The pour yields an absolutely pitch black, impenetrable abyss of darkness. A dark brown head is as thick and creamy as any I’ve ever seen, appearing almost like a chocolate milkshake floater. A dense, solid sheet of lace stains the glass to the point where it takes a second rinse to clear it all away. The nose is a coffee and chocolate lover’s dream. Perfectly roasted, dark and decadent coffee simply explodes from the glass, followed by equally decadent layers of dark and milk chocolates, and a velvety splash of heavy cream. Flavors follow right in line, as rich and luscious as the nose hints it might be. The softly bitter coffee roast is less earthy than I expected, very clean actually, and it serves as the perfect counterpoint to the light sweetness of the dark chocolate malt base. On the palate, the velvety body is mouth coating and creamy, without being sticky in the least. It’s almost sessionable, which is scary for an 11% brute. This was significantly better than the bourbon and brandy barrel Zhukov treatments that I had the night before. Best coffee beer I’ve ever had, by a wide margin.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 Nitro tap at Redlight. Pours jet black with a nice thick frothy dark brown head. Nose is COFFEE, huge! big roast, fresh brewed coffee. Flavor is heavy fresh strong coffee, big roasted barley, hints of licorice, chocolate. Amazing coffee beer. I’ve never had this much pronounced, fresh roasted coffee in a beer ever.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nito keg at redlight redligh. Pours black, opaque with dark tan head. Lots of coffee and roasted malts in the very enticing nose. Very wonderful flavor. Smooth and drinkable with a little bite in the finish. A little sweet with a good bitter coffee punch. Just a really amazing beer. I guess you can make good beer out of poop.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong coffee nose with chocolate with traces of vanilla. Pours black with a thick tan head. Cafe mocha, dark bitter chocolate with rich coffee, hints of vanilla and cream, smooth and silky. Wonderful beer!
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 dark brown opaque color. dark head. nice roasted aroma. coffee very upfront. in the flavor as well. very creamy and great feel on the tounge