smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the best beers that I’ve ever had. Tasted a shot glass of it at the brewpub and was motivated to buy my first growler ever. This is a beer that is everything it sounds like it should be and more. Just wow, wow...wow...To me just a creme brulee espresso bomb in your mouth. There is so little alcohol on the palate that you’d think this isn’t really beer.
ARH (772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into a balloon snifter. The aroma is a warm creme brulee with a heavy dose of coffee. The beer is a dark, clear cola color with an abundant, off-white head that looks thin with large, soapy bubbles that has moderate retention and okay lace. The taste is a medium high chocolate sweet with a medium bitter burnt. The beer is smooth and lightly creamy with a small bubble, soft fizz, and a medium full body. The flavor is a creamy creme brulee with a light toffee and a warm coffee that finishes with a crispness, a hoppy spice, and notes of java. The finish is of a moderate length and tappers off quickly leaving just a light hint of roasted vanilla in the aftertaste.
arminjewell (8463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, coffee into some burnt sugars, molasses, slight vanilla, touch of dark fruits. Taste was a mix of roast, cocoa powder, dark chocolate into coffee, espresso, slight burnt sugar, toffee, molasses, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.
njager246 (503) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wbf 15, vanilla and chocolate aroma, tons of coffee flavors, very nice beer...........
umich03jm (2549) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Kuhnhenn. Listed as 8.5%. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a nice ring. Aroma is so good. Huge espresso, vanilla, and sweet cream with hint of chocolate syrup and caramel. Tastes awesome too. More roasty than the aroma. Medium roast coffee beans, strong vanilla and cream, some burnt caramel and burnt toast. A hint of chocolate too. Thin body though. If this was thick and creamy it would be up there with my favorites from Kuhnhenn.
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Tap @ Kuhnhenn: All black with only a slight touch of dark brown at the veyr edges. Decently retaining, fine-bubbled tan foam sits on top. Aroma is very similar to the non-imperial version; roasted, rich, oily coffee beans up front. More roasty, I’d say. There’s still an underlying cream, milk, & burnt caramel sweetness, but there’s a bit more balancing bitter roast as well. Also a slight touch of booziness in the back-end. Flavor complete with fresh espresso - perhaps a "deeper" & more roasted type coffee profile than its little brother. Still a touch of some vanilla & brown sugar sweetness towards the back-end but it has a larger roast presence to battle. Slightly thicker mouth feel, I think, although it’s hard to say for sure without having them side by side. A hint of alcohol lingers with roasted, bitter coffee beans & a touch of milky cream.
JStax (3535) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has hugely sweet creme brûlée with a medium coffee roast. Fairly sweet and toasty. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very good beer.
zach8270 (3794) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft @ Kuhnhenn Brewing Company - Warren, MI) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Huge coffee and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is rich roasted coffee and malts with some light chocolate and sweetness coming up at the end. Very smooth.
fakebeersnob (219) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and roasted smell with a touch of sweetness. Vanilla comes to mind, though that is not accurate. Pours in the tulip a nice dark color. Not a huge fan of coffee, but the coffee notes, with the sweetness mixed in made this a pleasant drink. Definitely more of a dessert style beer, and not one I could see myself drinking more than a serving of. But, high marks for delivering exactly what they labelled it as.
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Julie gives a 3.8. It taste like coffee and is a little burnt. But it taste like it what it says it should taste like
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vtafro (4485) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask pour. Black pour with tan head. Sweet coffee, super sweet malt aromas. Nice dark cask ale, sweet almost creme brûlée tones, light coffee and other sweetness.