DrSilverworm (2726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle, shared. Labeled 8.5%, 50 IBU. Probably around 50F or warmer, served less than chilled. Most likely the most recent release. Nice very dark black color. Thin light brown head. Good spread of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, light carbonation. Good chewy texture. Anthony described it as "chalky", but I donít really see that. Just a nice chewy viscosity (light syrupy) that I think is appropriate for this style and ABV. Nose isnít that impressive, but I like the flavor. Big, satisfying amount of bitter roasty coffee, for me. Good oats, and brown sugar in the finish. Great roasty bitter strong coffee aftertaste. Hearty stout that would be great with breakfast. Hint of soy, sure. I seemed to enjoy it significantly more than the other 3 who sampled the bottle. Hate it or love it, I guess. I can understand where theyíre coming from, seems like there might be a flaw here, but I enjoyed this still quite a bit. Love that big coffee and thick black appearance and texture.
alexandersh (37) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Color: Dark Roast / Coffee. Aroma: Strong expresso. Flavor: Sweet roasted malt flavor. Definitive coffee palate with a lovely sweet finish.
Markm2151 (241) - toledo, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great imperial stout. Awesome chocolate, coffee, cherry aroma. Full, silly mouthfeel.
jkwood04 (2292) - Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, dough, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same with a weird finish and weird off notes. Average to smooth texture. Not the best beer of the style.
Bule (189) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pours a very dark black with not much head. Strong coffee taste but still pretty mild overall.
beerbastard (501) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from bottle. Well blended chocolates, coffee, some licorice in the background for the nose. Bitter sweet chocolate flavors followed by roasted coffees and some ashey dry licorice. Flavors combine well, nothing is overpowering. Backed up by a good balance of hops. Enjoyable palate. Dry and clean finish.
TeamTrappist (817) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I really like this style of beer and found this well executed. Poured a jet black with a thin brown head. Nose was coffee, chocolate and sweet. Big bold roasted malts with strong hints of coffee and some bitter sweetness. I detected some strong hop notes akin to victory storm king, but with much more coffee to this. I enjoyed this in the morning and found it to be a wonderful way to start the day.
boozedude (1006) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber into glass, pitch black pour thin brown head..aroma is strong coffe, and alcohol.. taste is similar, seems decent enough, wouldnt seek out tho
jgb9348 (3966) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black body with 95% opacity and a very nice light brown head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, tons of alcohol, milk and tons of sugars. Full-bodied; Strong assertive roasted malt flavours with anise and a lot of licorice notes tucked in with some lighter coffee flavours, a hint of super dark cacao and a fake sugar, aspartame-y type flavour. Aftertaste shows some odd sweetness with a kick of alcohol and anise and that bad fake sugar flavour. Overall, a decent Imperial Stout that was well intentioned, but just not executed properly - a bit too much anise and that fake sugar flavour that just persists. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Super Jr. Market in San Diego, California on 06-May-2012 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on 14-March-2013.
ICEatALAMO (535) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. The pour is black with very little head. The aroma is heavy with sweetness and some coffee. The taste is of heavy stout. I get some coffee, but a little harsh and too bitter. Not much sweetness, especially from what I was expecting in the nose.