fidelis83 (1910) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black pour, mocha head with a nice, glass coating appearance and some decent lacing. Aroma of smoke, coffee, burnt caramel, coffee and chocolate. Flavor has a slightly more oily, charred presence along with more coffee, booziness and a good helping of dark fruit and piney hops. Thick syrupy,creamy feel on entry, slightly drier, syrupy feel after that with a lightly chalky finish and light to medium strength slightly sharp carbonation. Good stuff, complex and flavorful, has a nice boozy warmth without tasting too boozy in the taste or smell and tons of roast, coffee and just the right amount of smoke and hops to keep it interesting. Tasty for sure, but at $9/12oz., not a repeat buy, cut that by 1/2 or 2/3 and I might think about it. Too many better beers for less.
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich viscous black color with two finger of dark khaki foam that turns very gaseous and bubbly with time. Nice blend of earthy dark roasted coffee, creamy chocolate and hints of dried dark fruits, vanilla and booze. Rich roast adds to the earthy coffee qualities and the sweet chocolate keeps the heavy dark layers of compost and boozy fruit from creeping up to much. Finish is silky with a lingering baker chocolate and espresso bean flavor.
eaglefan538 (2863) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another fine ET brew, and another great coffee imperial stout in the world. Pour was dark black brown with a brown choco head, weak lacing, though. Aroma of licorice, anise, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor followed, dry ground coffee and as it warmed a slightly sticky sweet finish under some mild roasty bitterness, vanilla and caramel too. Mouthfeel was full. Nice stuff. (Not sure Jesus did anything with coffee or beer, and if he did, I’d bet it would be even finer than this good stuff... the water-wine thing should add confidence to that end. But ET, go ahead and invoke his name on the label. I’m sure he’s ok with that. At least you didn’t shame him with the quality, but I’ll take J over this!)
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black syrup in the glass with a cocoa head. Aroma of deep delicious coffee, chocolate, and black strap molasses. Taste follows like dessert in a glass. Outstanding.
TXBadger (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black like oil with tan head. Coffee, both roasted and raw bean, some cocoa, and a bit of roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very creamy.
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - thanks to NW. Pitch black - brown head. Ok coffee aroma and taste, earthy, cocoa, cocoa powdery, nic burned malts, sweetness, vanilla, dried fruits, light almond notes, burned bitterness, toffee, rather high bitterness. Nice complexity.
ericdevin (673) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours opaque black-brown, little to no tan head. Aroma seductive, relatively subtle, coffee-forward. Body full and roasty, finish positively sublime. No warming, this is almost too smooth. Ridiculous...
BVery (5985) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Crust in Bettendorf. Super dark thick pour with a brown head. Sweet dark fruit, coffee, and booze aroma. Slick palate. Awesome beer.
gendv138 (1045) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours jet black with a finger and a half of tan head. Oily consistency from the pour. Aromas of coffee, sweet nuts, roast, dark chocolate. Tasting notes of coffee, roast, dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, toast. Full body with a dry finish. Full creamy/oily mouthfeel, One of my favorite Jesus variations.
conway (1329) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a thicky fluffy mocha head. Aroma is fudge, soy sauce and a hint of vanilla. Taste adds some really nice coffee flavor, a hint of wood and a huge boozy finish. Rich thick palate with light carbonation. Very very good.
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pricey but fantastic. Pours deep darkest brown with tan head. Candy, coffee, booze, and earth on the nose. Sweet earthiness leads bitter back. Thick and delicious. Bottle - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA