Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a cervoise goblet.
A: Pours a jet black with a very dark brown bubbly head. Dissipates into thin film that leaves a great lace down the glass.
S: Big coffee upfront with a nice sweet chocolate. Roasted malts and a nice toasted cracker taste.
T: Again with the coffee and I love it. Coffee grounds with a semi-sweet bakers chocolate and toasted malt throughout the middle. There is a little bitterness from the hops at the backend, but it finishes very sweet.
M: Very smooth and delectably creamy on the finish. Little bitter chocolate on the finish that mixes with the coffee. Perfectly carbed as well.
O: Why must these be so good and only sold through the fall? Just like KBS this is an amazing beer and I canít wait two weeks until the CBS release. Iíll just leave it at the notes I made when I was finished. "Yeah, awesome."
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-18-2011
andrewje41 (1047) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle pour, much thanks to Alex. I owe you one for sure. Pours black with a thick tan head. Itís a shame that I canít walk into a convenient store anywhere and grab this bottle like other people can. This is fantastic stuff. Big coffee roast aroma. Huge chocolate brownie like flavor with a more coffee centered finish. Tons of flavor here. Everything I love about imperial stouts. Loved this one.
DrinkinWell (326) - - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, dark brown, nearly black. Almost no head or lacing. Roasted malts and coffee beans on the nose. Crisp but creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate, cocoa roasted coffee beans, dark fruit. A delicious imperial stout.
DominikDraak (5) - Rijeka, CROATIA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a truly unique imperial stout. Deep black colour with a light brown head which quickly disappears. At first I wasnít sure if this was a beer or a coffee/chocolate cake. The texture is so creamy and thick you could really eat it with a spoon for breakfast, just like the baby on the label. Aroma and taste are full of coffee and dark bitter chocolate with hints of caramel, roasted malt and oat.
Overall: A great imperial stout and a dream for coffee lovers.
Kroney (186) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BIF project. Pours pitch black with a thin and quickly dissipating peanut butter colored head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is dark roasted full bodied coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt sugar and stovetop oatmeal bubbling away. Get a huge initial bitter chocolate kick on the tongue that gives way to the creamy oats and roasted coffee. Good bitter coffee/chocolate finish to set it off. Excellent stout.
Alphadelic (1858) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very thick coffee scented nose. Super smooth and rich in the mouth, plenty of chocolate and oatmeal flavor. Sweetness is just cut at the close with a bit of roast astringency. Like a cold-brew coffee on nitro.
Willsaar (19) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This should be an "after dinner" stout as itís a perfect cap to an evening of fine dining. This beer has so much to it- from the initial hilarious bottle image (Ubiquitous to Founders!) to the last sip, thats been warmed by you hopefully savoring this fine beer. I buy from my neighborhood market in Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. I always pour it into a snifter. It has a slight head after a rigorous pour, but it quickly dissipates. I often let this sit a while to warm up. Initially aromas are obvious- coffee, caramel, a slight smoke, and of course dark/bitter chocolate. The taste doesnít disappoint after all the great smells. Itís got a dry somewhat stickymouthfeel because of the booziness, but I love it I know thatís an odd way to describe it, but that how it feels. CO2 is mid-low range, another plus for this great stout. I feel as though the finish is perfect- long and boozy.
MadShaolin (80) - - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge coffee bomb, almost has a pickled smell? Raw coffee bean. Lots of coffee follows, but a ton a chocolate too. Drinking this whole eating chocolate chip pancakes. Yes sir
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bennetporter (209) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hey, I like stouts. And I was really looking forward to this one. And itís a good solid 3 beer in my book. But even though thereís all this coffee flavor, to me itís burnt coffee with cough syrup with a bit of bakerís chocolate. Aroma is kind of sickly sweet. Even the mouthfeel doesnít come together the way I think a great imperial stout does. Oh well.
cargo150 (910) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belle couleur noire au reflets brun avec une mousse beige! Aromes de chocolat noir, cafe, pain griller. Bonne mais surevaluer...
Vestlake (181) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour via trade. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, malts, light roast. Taste is very chocolaty, light roast, vanilla, malts, some licorice.