Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours blach as night with a head that is almost as dark. Aroma is amazing. it smells like fresh coco. Tastes amazing. chocolate, coffee, spices, its salty, and sweet. bitter in the finish. notes of vanilla and caramel. some notes of brandy and oak as well. then when you think it is over you get all of the flavours again in the finish. this stout is amazing and is blowing my mind! this is the most complex stout I have ever had it is fantastic. an intense flavour expirience.
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BCTC 2010, ratebeer tent, courtesy of eyedrinkale, deep dark pour, khaki head. BIG roasted malt aroma with small hints of pepper. Agressively roasted, big mouthfeel, syrupy, medium to mild pepper burn. balanced & very good
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a very nice beer. This black pour with a very dark brown head immediately hits you with the aroma and flavor of cinnamon. As the beer opened up, the spice from the chilis along with the cocoa flavor chimed in. It was tasty.
Juelze (1131) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks for sharing bro! Pours a rich black color with brown creamy head that fades as it warms up. Aroma is of rich, dark fruit, dark chocolate, light vanilla, and fusol alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, sweet malt, dark fruit, light vanilla, cinnamon and alcohol. This is my first CCB beer and I was pretty excited to try it. It’s definitely a good beer, but not my style of imperial stout. Definitely a solid impy though.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks, Dan! Pours a dark dark oily-slick brown color with a medium mocha head, and leaves no lacing. Aroma is cocoa, dark roasts, vanilla. Mouthfeel is very sweet, oily, and sugary. It’s almost way too sugary and thick to enjoy. It’s not bad but it is nothing to rave about.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Filip & Erik, Pours black with a brown head. Sweet, roasted, honey, chocolate, coffee, toffee, hops grass. Thick and creamy, high sweetness, roasted malt, chocolat, toffee and hops. Long nice chocolate coffe aftertaste.
adrian910ss (2275) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a pitch black with a thick and creamy brown head. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, malt, spicy peppers and cocoa. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, spicy peppers,cocoa, light vanilla and a hint of cinnamon.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of freshbeercesar my Secret Santa!
Pours a rich black with a deep brown burnt head.
Aroma is cacao nibs, coffee, chocolate, ancho chile, roast. Flavor is cacao nibs, chocolate, roast, vanilla and a hint of the ancho chiles.
Medium bodied and very slick and creamy .
Touches of spices in the finish.
Fantastic. Thanks Cesar.
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a dark tan head. Nose is roast, smoke, and coffee. Flavors are cocoa, roasted malt, and some smokey ash thing. Slightly bitter finish.
Dfonorow (1065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a milk chocolate colored head, very small carbonation bubbles and very nice lacing once the head fades. Aroma is very strong and includes notes of chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, and sweet malts. This is a very heavy brew! The smell is like someone mixed Starbucks with a liquor store. The taste is not nearly as strong as the aroma but includes most of the same stuff: Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and alcohol (right at the end). This is a great beer.