podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Torst shared with Max and James. Pours blackish brown without much head. Aroma is amazing: huge coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is amazing coffee, chocolate, almond goodness. Delicious, like drinking dessert. There’s barely any bitterness here and the finish is incredibly smooth. Just terrific.
davey101 (606) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to Atomicskis5 for the bottle!
A - Pours a deep black body with two fingers worth of dense and creamy mocha foam. Crazy levels of lacing and retention here. Swirling the beer gets addictive it looks so damn good.
S - Move over Southern Tier, there’s another brewery nailing the aromas of desserts! Roasted coffee beans, delicate french vanilla, and some almond nuttiness. Really digging the end of the nose as everything comes together so well. Smells like a god damn biscotti plus a cup of coffee.
T - Lightly bitter roasted coffee beans. Smooth and rich french vanilla. Cocoa and toasted almonds on the finish. Less direct than the nose but very tasty and satisfying. Rich and decadent but not too overbearing.
M - Rich and creamy. I was expecting something heavier and sweeter, not so. Alcohol sneaks in slightly on the aftertaste.
O - Been waiting to try this beer for a long time, and although I was expecting something much different it did live up to the hype for me. This is a damn solid dessert beer. Just nails the biscotti + coffee motif.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle purchased at Binnys Marcy... Pours a mostly solid black with auburn hues towards the edges with a very thin light beige head... Aroma of burnt toast, roast and tootsie roll chocolate, touches of cookie. Smooth and different... Flavors are more of the same with a semi-sweet focus with all the aforementioned aromas which come into play with more of an intensity. Semi-thick and smooth with adequate carbonation. Execute nicely.
knickskicks (606) - - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours viscous black, dark tan head that quickly dissipates in the middle and lasts for a couple of minutes on the edges. Nose is coffee, vanilla, and cookie. As it warms the sweet fresh baked cookie becomes more pronounced. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, bakery cookie. Rich bitter finish. Thick syrupy mouthfeel.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Parlor City. Perfectly black with a light tan head. Malty milk chocolate nose with some syrup and a hint of plums. Coffee notes also some through with hints of vanilla. This tastes like smooth coffee with some notes of boozy amaretto. A big warming boozy body. There is also some black bread type notes and an almond finish. A big sipper, but well done.
maxwelldeux (2931) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with very little head on it. Nose is just a tad sweet and has some nice roasting in there. Taste is much the same, though the roasting comes through more. Feels very smooth and creamy on the palate. Nice one...
toxichop (273) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
P: Black with a nice dark brown head that doesnt last long. S: Dark chocolate, roast, artificial vanilla, white sugar, and almonds the smell overall is very sweet making me think this was gonna be a sweet mess. T: Dark roast coffee (with the bitterness and acidy being in a low level which makes the coffee shine through) some vanilla, almonds, and finishes with a heavy roast. M: Creamy and silky, just simply a great mouthfeel. O: Finally my local store got this, this did not dissapoint the smell was sweet but the taste was just great coffee, with a nice amount of sweet, great beer.
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing imperial tastes of bread and coffe. Super well balanced. Caramel flavor and aroma
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber into pint glass...pours thick pitch black with thick sticky dark brown head.. aroma of strong chocolate and alcohol, taste is crazy smooth, chocolate, creamy joy, love it
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, cherries, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and spices. Very, very nice.