ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tastes like the best coffee ever mixed with an awesome imp stout....mixes really well into a cohesive whole...wow...wow....wish I could get this every day!
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma is light chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and molasses. Pretty good stout.
kennydiaz (355) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark black. This beer should be sold at starbucks it has a nice caramel, vanilla coffee taste. Absolutely one the best beers I ever had.
UM02 (351) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 A very highly rated beer that I am a bit torn about how to review. I think how much one likes this beer depends a lot on how much one likes an imperial stout to taste like coffee. I like a roast taste in a stout but by that I mean the taste of roast malt (and in good examples with hints of several other flavours) not roast coffee. The beer is well balanced and the coffee taste is not overwhelming but it is nontheless the dominant flavour. I don’t dislike coffee flavour in beer but am also not an enthusiast so I can’t rate it higher though I understand that those who like this flavour in a beer would do so.
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with short lived light tan head. Aroma is earthy coffee grains with little else. Taste is less bitter than you would expect from the seemingly high level of coffee grounds. A very well balanced coffee stout and probably the best I have had. A good level of bitterness but not excessive. Not much going on other than coffee but nevertheless very good.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: coffee, roasted and burnt malts. Pour: Black, minimal head thats dark brown. Flavor: coffee, chocolate and caramel malts, roasted. The coffee isn’t too great for me. If this is all about coffee, then they need to ask Alesmith for some advice.
guil0000 (349) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black colour with a medium beige head that sticks to the glass. Beauty. Nose of strong coffee, cream, some chocolate and a bit of caramel. Mouthfeel is small sourness at the start that afterwards smooths out beautifully. Medium to full body. No trace of alcool. Medium to low sweetness for a stout which is kind of nice. Very well balanced. Excellent. One of the best stouts i tasted
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
finally got to try this after a long time of trying. jet black with a solid tan head made up of the smallest bubbles you could find. strong coffee aroma. taste is from coffee up to and including the kitchen sink. very complex. amazing beer.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours super dark black with a thick, foamy brown head. Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Lots of roasty malt notes come through as well. The flavor has more smoky notes than the aroma leads on, but it is full of dark chocolate, and a robust coffee finish that lingers forever. Mouthfeel is adequately thick. The lacing made black metal band logos.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341mL bottle from Omni. Pours a deep black with a tiny bit of brown head that dissipates very quickly. Smell is mostly roasted malts with some coffee and maybe a bit of chocolate. Palate is on the heavy side of medium body, but still mouth filling, with some fairly strong carbonation. Taste is excellent, with some roasted sweetness at first, giving way to some bitterness which balances out and then the entire thing fades away in a nice aftertaste. Really good, but the bourbon aged version is even better.