Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - JUN 24, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply amazing. The coffee aroma is superbly balanced by the roasted chocolate malt flavour . The Appearance is as a great Imperial stout should be, deep and viscous. I love the smoothness of this beer evidenced by the silky mouthfeel.
Bulk_Carrier (3016) - Final Resting Place, 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 (36) - 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 (176) - 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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Douberd (3713) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel) Bottle 341 ml, from free beer week. Served into a snifter at home, ABV 9.5%
Pitch black colour on the body, small but thick dark brown head on top, with very good retention.
Aroma has coffee, roasted malts, nice chocolate notes, fudge, light alcohol after a swirl of the glass or two.
Taste has also plenty of chocolate and fudge, roasted malts, light vanilla, notable alcohol, chocolate cake, light coffee.
Thick body, soft carbonation, sticky on the palate with a creamy and smooth texture.
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ What’s Brewing 15. Pours pitch black, with a finger thick creamy mocha head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, with cocoa, vanilla and lactose, as well as coffee and liquorice. Full, velvety creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with coffee, liquorice and tobacco, as well as dried fruits and oaken barrels. Very nice in tasting portions.
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dughoose Merchant City. Pours opaque black with no head. Aroma is coffee, creme brulee, caramel, slight smokey and peaty vibes picked up too. Taste is coffee bitterness, cocoa bitterness, fresh roast coffee, molasses, sweet creme brulee, sweet burnt sugar and slight hint of saltiness. Full bodied and quite silky.
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with khaki head. Aroma is coffee, cayenne pepper, chocolate. Taste is moderately bitter with minimal sweet backbone. Flavors of coffee, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, toffee. Overall a very well done imperial stout.
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Christpuncher (2277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of black coffee. this one is pretty simple, just tastes like a cup of black coffee, but a really great one. kind of gritty taste which i am assuming is some of the coffee grounds. poured from a 12 oz bottle at home.
Ron (3173) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with screw off top!! Pitch black pour with a tiny tan head that fades quickly with little lacing. Nose is coffee, roasted coffee, chocolate and some vanilla. Nice coffee and chocolate throughout with a sweet toffee background to support the whole. Vanilla notes are a bit more present in the taste. Medium to full creamy mouthfeel with a long bitter/sweet finish. The alcohol was hidden well, but felt.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 7/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Large amount of herbal/pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toast, dark bread, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from roasted bitterness as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/sticky, and lightly silky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Russian imperial coffee stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.