EinStein (52) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of coffee in both the nose and taste. Nice and smooth, very drinkable. Solid beer.
Mrnoluv (79) - long beach, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Each person has their one tastes, each person my pick something about a beer that they like over the next, this one was made for me! The aroma, the pour, the aftertaste...everything about this beer was made for me! This is the best stout out there imo! Even better than Speedway.
If you want a very rich strong coffee, roasted taste, this is it! You will not be disappointed. I have a feeling from the reviews I have seen it may be too strong on the coffee side for most, but for those who like that strong coffee aftertaste, trust me, this is for you!
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks gription. pour is black with decent khaki head. big coffee and some bourbon on nose. i like this but the coffee is too much for me. i like the chocolate and bourbon
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release #3: Extremely strong coffee and wormwood nose. An initial presence of whiskey dissipates and hides underneath the overpowering coffee notes. Black pour, thin beige head. Very strong coffee flavor, lesser prune and whiskey notes. Whiskey is most noticeable in the finish, but is never very insistent. Medium body, but very intense, without being overly boozy. A fairly well made imperial stout, but you have to really like coffee in your beer. I expected the whiskey to turn me off, but that part was nicely done. Iíd rather the coffee get dialed down a bit..
crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber from gription to glass. WHOA! lots of coffee with some cocoa in aroma. purty sludgy dark pour with beige head. 5 on palate - creamy thick smoov!! Taste was creamy well balanced with coffee aftertaste. only got the boozy taste after beer warmed. will have again!!
OldGrowth (2327) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8oz glass at Thirsty Monk downtown Asheville. Real good aroma, sweet, roasty. Good coffee, on the compost grounds side of things, chocolate milk. Brownish black color. Good head, spotty lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, light creamy smooth mouthfeel, roasty sweet finish. Darn good.. real good aroma, with coffee and chocolate, also in flavor, worth seeking out
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Sams quick stop. Pours black with a thin brown head which leaves a lot of lacing. Massive coffee and chocolate on the nose. I could smell this one from a foot away and it was fantastic. Lots of chocolate and malt and coffee on the to the. Finishes clean. Brilliant!
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Uber Tavern. Pours black with a finger of tan head. Smell is awesome, strong coffee and a bit of nuttiness. Taste is smooth coffee roast, bitter the whole way through. Very nice beer, masks the alcohol very well, wish there was more chance to try this.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into a brandy snifter. Appearance is a dark, dense black with a thick khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is very dense coffee. Thatís really about all there is to the aroma. The taste is intense, dark roasted coffee with perhaps a touch of chocolate sweetness going on. The bourbon barrel was very muted in this beer, pretty much exactly how I like it. It played more of a secondary or tertiary role in the beer, and I canít think of a better place for it. Very tasty.
Kinz (3103) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was release 4, a meek 11.1% of a beer. Pours black, with a slight, but lasting tan head. Aroma starts off heavy coffee, but as it warms, it melds into an interesting mix of dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, and faint booze. The flavor is initially chocolate and vanilla, moving into espresso liquor, more vanilla, and then a warming, woody and bourbon finish. Surprisingly not rough. Perhaps it is because I havenít really had one in a long time, but this is striking me as a top notch coffee imperial stout, with the barrel treatment done just the way I like it - present, but just adding a note to the beer as opposed to overwhelming it. Full bodied and yummy.