reebtogi (3267) - 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 (2733) - 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 (859) - 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 (4451) - 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. Donít get anything else in the flavor. Light-medium bodied, a little thin, with low carbonation. Imperial in flavor but not body.
b3shine (2253) - 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 (1777) - 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 (1145) - 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 (4868) - 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
ngeunit1 (1550) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, coffee, figs, vanilla, coconut, with a bit of black licorice and molasses.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with figs, vanilla, and a bit of black licorice. Through the middle, the roasted coffee comes through with some coconut, oats, and molasses. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, fig, vanilla, molasses, oats, and touch of black licorice.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit chewy with a sweet and roasty finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice imperial stout with some good complexity from the added ingredients. Overall nicely balanced.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours really dark brown/black with a dark tan head. Aroma is extremely coffee. Extremely. Near full bodied. Flavor is very coffee. Rich. There may be some dark fruit and burnt malt - but coffee rules. Actually works very well.