JHunter (636) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours. Dark black with a big brown colour head. The aroma is very strong coffee with a earthy fig mixed in. The flavour is sweet roasted Malts coffee and oats little bit of dry fruit with a bit if dry finish.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good to excellent lacing. Moderate to roasted sweet fruit, roasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Smooth brew, my expectations where exceeded.
reebtogi (3383) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked bottle pours jet black in color with a small mocha colored head that leaves some pretty good lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild coffee with some dark fruits. Taste is a mild red wine quality followed with some roasted coffee bitterness.
DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 750ml bottle, shared by tmoney99. Black color, thin bubbly brown head. Good spray of lace. Very nice oaty coffee nose. great coffee aroma. Great bitter taste. Very mild dark fruit flavor. Love the big coffee bitter taste, light sweet. Wow, really digging this. Very tasty.
Gerbeer (891) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours red/black with light head. Aromas of black coffee, chalk, and burnt malts. Dry start, slightly sweet finish. Flavors of dark roasted malt, burnt coffee, and a hint of coconut (which provides the sweetness). Quite warm for 8%.
phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99- thanks, Tom! 2011 vintage. Pours a deep brown with amber highlights around the edges and an off-white ring for a head. The aroma is led by coffe, with toasted cocoa beans, dark chocolate, earth, and mild fig and other dark fruits. The flavor is absolutely dominated by coffee. Super roasty. Don’t get anything else in the flavor. Light-medium bodied, a little thin, with low carbonation. Imperial in flavor but not body.
b3shine (2453) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good; black with thin tan lacing. Smells and tastes of malt with coffee and fig notes. Good on the palate. Enjoyable.
davidm (1799) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2013 Bottle from Smith Street Cellars and the Alehouse Project. Imperial. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee and hints of fig. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in colour with thick creamy tan head. Strong coffee aroma. Tasted like a cold long black coffee with subtle fig aftertaste.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with tan sheen. Coffee, chocolate, dark roast aromas with mild toasted coconut. Medium body. Sweet chocolate flavors with medium roast coffee, table sugar, dark roast malt--good