Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with wim at bbq lille. Black colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Coffee aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is roasted bitter dry.
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color with foam ring. Thick alcoholic and intense coffee flavor with smokey notes (whisky barrel associations). Mild and coffee roasty taste with a vanilla sweetness and a very balanced overall impression. Sweet roasty finish and sweet aftertaste. Very smooth and pleasant beer (even though I still don’t like coffee).
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle @ One pint pub.
Pitch black, thick brown head.
Coffee, mocha, roasted malt. Massive stuff.
Coffee dominates in flavor, hops, roastedness, ash. Solid. Smooth. Delicious IS. So good.
anstei (1230) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Dry dusty coffee, very intense. Pure. Slight sweetness on the tongue, but mostly bitter. Dry. High drinkability too. There is not much more to say except that everythings with this beer just works. Incredible.
SinH4 (3183) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks sneakychi. Aroma is espresso powder, roasted malts, ashes. Taste is fresh espresso, ashes, full-bodied, but surprisingly light. Very dry, minerally finish. Medium carbonation. Excellent Coffee Imperial Stout. It’s not too complex, but I like the dry espresso flavours and it just works.
Turboninja (505) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@O’Haras, Tampere, Finland. Balanced, but not so bold taste of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. BD: 12/2015 smoothes the bitterness of coffee, good. Medium/strong body with low carbonation. Overall, top quality IS with a bit light body.
CacheManyHose (603) - HONG KONG - AUG 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought back by Matt from Brouehaha in Quebec! Pitch opaque black-brown with tan fizzy watery head. Smell is sublimely coffee: dark and roasted, like a handful of coffee beans in your face (in a very nice way). As it warms up moderate plum, spice, candied apple and honey malt, booze, smoky but fine cigar smoke, oak/wood, some inky liqourice. Taste is very bitter, somewhat minty/grassy, spicy sharp moderately chocolate finish. Body is stony, bitter, medium slickness, quite creamy/smooth, ends on a spicy slightly chewy note. Fantastic imperial stout with lots of roasty coffee. Great nose. Taste is good but would prefer a bit less sharpness. Excellent all round.
kustie (915) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@konttori. Opaque black color with small tanned head. Aroma has lots of coffee, roasted malt, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Taste is malty with long bitter and quite sweet aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, ripe fruits, licorice, vanilla and piney hops. Very intense but excellent. Complex taste.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are tons of bitter coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate.
GunnarStal (10) - - AUG 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black, thick tan head. Roasty, bitter, chocolate on the nose. Taste was amazing, roasty coffee and chocolate, sweet and balanced. Nice bitter finish. One of the best.