JohnnyJ (3908) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolatey malt, bourbon, and strong roast coffee bean. Flavors of smooth milk chocolate, vanilla, raisin, brown sugar, bourbon, and muted coffee. Well restrained coffee stout, most of the coffee is noticeable in the aroma.
joeneugs (2617) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours a jet black color with a thin tan head. The aroma is rather sweet with caramel and coffee. A little pumpernickel bread. A bit of nuttiness and maybe a touch of wood and vanilla, but really more of a coffee beer. The flavor is nice and rich with strong black coffee, bread and mild alcohol, caramel and wood. A bit under carbonated, but pretty tasty. Tasted side by side with Bourbon County Coffee, and the coffee aroma and flavor were more subdued, but ultimately was more drinkable and even a bit more complex avoiding the sugary sweetness. Really good.
BOLTZ7555 (2603) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. 2012 vintage. Onyx pour with a mocha colored head that left lacing inside the glass. Rich espresso, cocoa-covered Kona coffee beans, vanilla, oak, and brown sugar on the nose. Brownie batter, fudge, Starbucks roast, Ghirardelli dark chocolate, vanilla, and wood. Creamy and luxurious. Another decadent treat from Truckee!
Godofthecellar (496) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured chocolate brown with light head. Taste of fudge and coffee grind, well balanced stout, espresso, cocoa. And roasted nuts
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from sean. Thanks man! Wow this is tremendous. Rich and full bodied, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, sweet rich chocolate fudge, brownie batter, just enough roast backbon to make this one a real winner.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Hazy dark brown pour with a small, creamy, taupe head that scatters faster than you can say “quick.” The nose offers bourbon, caramel and chocolate, but no coffee. Medium to full-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor tilts toward the sweet side of balance, furnishing black malt and sweetened cafe con leche. The finish is a warm hug of mocha and bourbon. Obviously, there are some mocha notes, but the coffee component of this beer is largely suppressed. Bottle courtesy of ctipping. Thanks Collin!
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Colin. By far the most bitter of all the treatments with muted black coffee notes. Good body and mouthfeel. A very nice imperial stout...
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a rich roasty blackish brown pour, darker with good opaque qualities. Frothy tannish head laces small as a ring. Aromas are coffee, cocoa, some vanilla and gentle spirit. Nice roasty quality, some creamy espresso elements. Initial is medium bodied, a touch more girth. Some richer coffee, cold press, with some espresso. Great flavots. Middle is a bit sticky, a touch underbodied. Richer coffee presence, whiskey, oak, vanilla from a firmer barrel presence. Good roast, toast, and toffee. Cocoa, vanilla, richer coffee flavors. Backend is more dry and roasty, toffee, more roasty and almost a touch acrid and dry as we move into the finish. Some vanilla, cream, espresso. Toffee, toast. Nice flavors, a touch underbodied. Nose takes a bit to get going but catches it’s stride as we move on. Fun and tasty one.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Arome is fruity malty coffee roasted sweet. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted, coconut, bitter. Good bitterish cofee roasted finish.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend at the 5th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 1/26/13. Pitch black pour with a medium tan head. Malty and chocolatey nose with roasty coffee notes. Malty and chocolatey flavor. Some coffee in there too, but less than expected. Still pretty tasty.