fidelis83 (2270) - 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.
drpimento (3180) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m thinking this was last year’s batch because the coffee is pretty much gone. Aroma was fudge and a hint of licorice. Flavor’s like nose sweet upfront lingering bitterness and some Carbonic tang. A Little booze in the Finish. Excellent Imperial Stout.
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt roasted malt coffee and dark malt. The thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish mild roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt burnt malt brown malt and dark malt. A wonderful best in class brew.
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Wally’s, $7. Pours richly brown, with a dark, course head. Huge espresso, black coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, dirt nose. Flavor has doubleshot espresso upfront, layered in with dark chocolate, nougat, minerality, and a earthy breadiness. Alcohol well integrated at 12%. I liked this one colder since it tempered the intensity of this brew. A very rich, well-made coffee stout, even though the sheer power of this beer doesn’t demand more than one 12oz bottle.) 3.9.
fiery_1 (294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle @ Alex’s. Pours a deep dark black that is somewhat viscous. Nose is green peppers and roasty roast smoke. Flavour is quite bitter, ashtray, lightly sweetened.
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black color. Coffee aroma; to me, more like spent coffee than quality boutique coffee; chocolate, dark roast, cardboard. Smooth, full bodied, quite strong mouthfeel, strong roasted character; a bit of alcohol feeling in the end.
I don’t fancy coffee beers, otherwise this would be very good.
beerplace (912) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Alex’s. 330ml bottle from Elizabeth Station. Pours an almost black with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is burnt malt, licorice, very bitter and robust, slightly sour and leathery.
emusche (204) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with an almost maroon head. Nose is roasted coffee, smoke, lots of smoke, chocolate. Taste is bitter black coffee, smoky, roasted beans, ash. This isn't bad, but it could've been a lot better with the smoke and char toned *waaaaaay* down.
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Thisis12ptfont (1114) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of dark roasted coffee, black coffee, roasted malt, coffee beans, dark chocolate, fudge, dark wort malt, toffee, toasted nuts and campfire ash. Pours black as night with intimidating alcohol legs. Taste brings intensely roast forward coffee, coffee beans, chocolate, harsh roasted black malts and pipe tobacco. Mid palate offers licorice, tree bark, slick black malt syrup, sweet burnt sugars and a slight cinnamon twang. Finishes smooth with residual coffee oils. Alcohol is ridiculously well masked. Overall, a great coffee stout with tons of roast and a bit on the sweeter side. Very well done.
Lambister (452) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Good Beer NYC. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, roast coffee, milk chocolate, charred toast and vanilla. Medium body and lenghty finish. Really well made brew.
k0mpsa (2502) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malts, espresso. Full roasty body, coffee, chocolate. Very good.