ContemplateBeer (1877) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 11.5 oz. bottle all to myself, from Louisville Beer Store (bottled 7/15). Pretty sure I had this some years ago and rated it, but this gives me a good reason to pick up another bottle. Aroma: Big french-style coffee roast with chocolate brownie and a lighter, woody smokiness. Appearance: Oily black pour with a towering mocha head that settles into a sticky, patchy ring. Flavor: Coffee-centric up front with an undercurrent of brownie; dries out very well towards the finish, which is a little bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Not a overly complex IS, but delivers nicely nonetheless.
jamesewelch (241) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 12oz bottle, poured into shaker pint glass
Aroma: coffee, sweet, caramel, bread, roasty
Appearance: black, tan head, mostly clear
Taste: light sweet, medium bitter
Palate: full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish
Overall: A really great coffee beer. Great balance of coffee and stout. Alcohol is well hidden by the coffee and roastiness. Nice bitterness too. I like my coffee beer more like coffee than a flavored coffee-like drink. A very solid coffee stout. Highly recommend picking up at least a single or pour, if you see it.
samsmith33 (771) - - DEC 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to goblet. Look: oily black pour, small head. Thick looking stout. Aroma : strong coffee, smoke. Coffee is a very dark aromatic. Taste is Dark coffee, deep roasted malt and roasted coffee beans....almost burnt, but enough sugars to keep it smooth. Dark chocolate. Deep down are some dark fruits and nutty flavors, but they are overwhelmed by the coffee. Feel is thick but light, minimal carbonation. Very tasty. Would love to try the bourbon barrel aged version.
katrinaez (936) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee scent. Some cocoa bitter. Very syrupy. Sweet but strong and bitter at the same time. No carbonation. Very thick. Bottle
monk191 (1541) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good imperial stout. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells awesome, coffee and vanilla. Taste is quite sweet to start, with lots and lots of vanilla, soon balanced by some coffee bitterness. Had in the bottle.
beermastersasho (22) - - DEC 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing stout. Aristocratic taste. Stronger than Aphrodisiaque. Smoked taste. Choco and coffee taste. Bitternes in fantastic combination with sweetness.
jackafholmes (881) - - NOV 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Black with a stodgy mocha head. Aroma is rich dark roast coffee and cocoa, very decadent. Taste is sweet and bitter, nice tingle from the booze. Oily and smooth with subtle carbonation. Really excellent stuff, best beer I’ve had in a while.
Bulk_Carrier (3152) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - NOV 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a creamy tan slim finger’s worth of a head. Lacing was speckled and clung initially but slid later.
The smell had a nice sweet to bitter espresso flavor up front initially. As it warms, light tobacco, dark chocolate, slight vanilla and an ever so slight licorice meld for a wonderful flavor.
The taste was most a bitter to roasty coffee to milk chocolate. Delicate on the aftertaste, there’s some sweet to bitter coffee notes. Dry and roasty to semi-sweet on the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a delicate sipping quality about it. Roasty feels roll about on my tongue creating a slight dryness on my tongue.
Overall, to me, this was an absolutely wonderful Double/Imperial Stout that I would love to have again.
SKCwillie (44) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pour with a really roasty aroma. Strong coffee flavor but doesn’t cross the line of too much coffee. Overall, a nicely balanced coffee stout that isn’t overly complex but executed really well.
knasputte78 (274) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart som natten och ett rätt högt skum. Kaffe och choklad i doft. Väldigt behaglig och djup smak. Lång smak med bra bitterhet. Väldigt god
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