john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg Half Pint at White Horse European Beer Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2012 - Extreme coffee aroma and taste. Black in colour. Very malty; lots of espresso coffee, dark chocolate, roasty malts, caramel. Very smooth and rich. Sweet coffee choc roast malty. Leading to a bitter dry roast coffee finish. Very tasty. Very drinkable. Nice Coffee Impy Stout!
Lukasmh (4) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours realy dark, creamy head and great body with a lot og coffee and dryness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Countbeer (4031) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@AGT’13: Vintage 2009: #195/236: Served in a Duvel glass:
Medium sized yellow ish beige brown head on top of a deep dark brown colored beer.
Aroma has lots of coffee roast and chalk with some coffee beans, wood roast, light vinous, mocha, hints of chocolate, sweet tar, milk, some liquor and bon bons.
The flavour of this beer is very sweet like Imperial Stout with coffee (with milk and sugar) sweets. Loads of coffee, roast, mocha, sugars, some lacto tones, cacoa, coffee roast, light bitter, creamy, some milk chocolate, some brown sugars, some coffee milk, light gentle warmth and spice tone.
Like a dessert stout. But a full glass is already on the heavy side!
Aftertaste is coffee, coffee toast, wood roast, bittersweet, coffee with milk and sugar and some malt roast.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture.
I had this one 4 years ago and put another one aside for 4 years (since the label mentione it could be stored for 5 years). It was time to open it and you could clearly taste the difference, this one has become very sweet like Amrican (sweet) Imperial Stout. Still very balanced, a lovely body and one hell of a beer.
olio (5261) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20120128.
Pours pitch black color with a small head. Aroma of chocolate, ash, toasted malts and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, cocoa, dark malts and some caramel.
Mortlach (955) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
30/08/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). 1st version, 9.5% vol. Nera, scura, impenetrabile, bel cappello di schiuma beige, molto persistente. Aroma intensissimo di caffè, assolutamente predominante sul resto, con un bell’amaro e una punta acidula. In bocca è leggermente meglio bilanciata, caffè a quintali e una punta di cioccolato, con amaro finale. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Birra tosta, di carattere, senza compromessi. Sgraziata, davvero ardua da bere. Ho fatto fatica a finirla.
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Black colour with a creamy, medium lasting and tan head. aroma has notes of toasted malts, slightly licorice and alcoholic. Flavour is coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, bittery with mild hints of chilli. The final presents a bitterness with a medium duration. Carbonation is low to medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is creamy.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
Refreshingly minty hops decorate coffee and chocolate sweetness in this smooth and creative Coffee Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam tops the blackness with brown edges.
-The frothy carbonation and minty Saaz make this much lighter than its gravity suggests.
-Alcohol is well masked throughout.
-The aroma is not as revealing as the flavor profile.
-This is far from your typically heavy, stern American Imperial Stout.
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec un bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #4086)
TET (1431) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A almost black beer with a brown, almost medium head. Aroma is strongly roasted, almost burned, ashes, black coffee and some milky sourness, not very succesfull aroma. Taste is more balanced than aroma, balanced roastiness and sweetness, black coffee, hint of milky sourness, lots of bitterness that is very nice in the aftertaste. Full bodied, but not sticky, very smooth and pleasant to drink. Not completely succesfull beer, too much of ashes in the aroma, taste is better with lots of coffee. If you like burned beers and black coffee, I think you would like this beer also; worth to try.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: An earthy and minty roasted stout. Just ok.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed approximately 1.5 year after bottling date
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is roasted, coffee (more like a cup of black coffee than coffee beans) and mint. Taste is very earthy, toasted multi-grain brown bread, mocha, nougat, roast, fresh mint leafs, light vegetal notes, yeast, lactose notes, notes of bittersweet black chocolate. Alcohol is a little apparent and bites a little in the finish. Far from a clean beer but that’s not unusual from a De Molen. The strong minty character was also a bit strange. Body was a little fluffy. Overall it was just an ok impy stout. A bit too expensive for what it offers, I wonder if their newer Mout & Mocca 2 is much different from this one and also what people who don’t rate craftbeer do with all of their free time and money?