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.
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle->snifter. Black like motor oil. A: chocolate malt, toffee, coffee grounds, anise. T: bitter coffee grounds, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Excellent.
Sudz4Dayz (21) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
344ml bottle purchased at the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT. Great aroma, coffe, alcohol and chocolatey. Strong coffee and cocoa flavor. Deep and complex. Very good.
AWISLguy (2530) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Discount in Waukesha for my 300th impy stout. Poured black with a brown head with excellent lacing. Aroma has roast, bakers chocolate and espresso with some alcohol. Taste is of thick sweet malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Yum! Full bodied with a creamy, smooth texture. Little carbonation and the blend is very well done. Definite alcohol presence. Boozy was at times a plus and times distracting. Finishes thickly sweeter than bittersweet, with length. Very nice one! 15.2
MarcoDL (4103) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black oily pour. Aroma of strong roasted coffee, milk chocolate and cream. Smooth taste of bitter creamy coffee, mocha, roasted malt, booze and some licorice. Nice heavy stuff.
weihenweizen (3130) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with very small light brow head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium/thick body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is roasted malt, fudge, some ash, and some coffee.
ebone1988 (1370) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1300. Aroma is wonderful, roasted malt, fresh coffee, booze, some chocolate, some smoke. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured relatively thick. Taste is roast, fresh coffee grounds, very robust, chocolate, smoky, real good. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light almost non-existent carbonation, robust malt and coffee aftertaste. Overall, this one is quite tasty.
AdamChandler (4517) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black and oily, 375ml bottle. Extremely toasty nose. Almost smells burnt whoa. Fudge but a lot of charcoal, burnt tastes. A little coffee. Ugh. Only redeemer is it’s stout.
nickd717 (4160) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at City Beer pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet chocolate, mocha coffee, roasty notes. The flavor is somewhat sweet, but quite tasty. Slick feel, lower carbonation. Very good.
northropfrye (3244) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at El Bait Shop, Des Moines. Dark body brown head nice lacing. Fantastic Cocoa aroma. Roasty. A touch of coffee but I wouldn’t call this a coffee stout really as it leans more toward the sweet side than bitter. Rich. Really fantastic imperial stout
drsandman (1055) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black, thin espresso brown head. Aroma is huge licorice, espresso, cocoa, roasted malt. Slick gooey sweet espresso jet fuel, woody, licorice, cream. Super smooth, minimal booze bite