cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan head ... soft toffee malt ...light coffee nose ... light bitter roast ... soft malts ... light coffee roast ... sweet toffee malts ... mellow malts ... nice soft and coffee roast ... ligth bitter
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brew with a ring of tan head. Nose of dark fruit, roasted malt, and vanilla - flavor is weak chocolate with a big coffee finish. Slightly thin with a bitter and roasted finish.
HopTsing (544) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the tap came a very dark brew with a nice thick brown head. Aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate, and roasty malt. Medium bodied and tasty.
tommann (3237) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours black with a large black. Aroma is mint chocolate, roast, yeast and a little meat. Taste has roasty yeast with blackcurrants to start. Bitter finish with coffee and dark fruits. Very full in the mouth.
TET (2492) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer with a beautiful, medium and brown head. Aroma is roasted, quite lot of sweetness, cheery berries, some coffee and vanilla, very tastefull aroma. Taste is smooth and malty, balanced roastiness, coffee. Medium+ bodied, velvety smooth to drink. Beautiful appearance, great aroma, simpler flavour, enjoyable drinkability creates the great beer!
teorn88 (5860) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours a deep black color with a big brown head. Creamy and lasting foam. Doesn’t look thicky though. Aroma is roasted malts, metallic, slight coffee notes. Taste is pure coffee jiuce. Roasted malts, wood, smoke, and loads of coffee. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not sticky, with soft/good carbonation. Overall, a fantastic coffe stout. Not really overpowering as an "imperial" should be.
TheCametron (2314) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a velvety tan head. Nose is of coffee, burnt sugar and booze. Flavour is similar. Potent fresh ground coffee flavour. Sweet, sticky malt and a dry finish. Creamy texture. Very nice.
pilsnerrogge (2773) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a rich head. Aroma is coffee, licorice, dark currants and tobacco. Flavour is dark currants, coffee and ash. Bitter, harsh and somewhat warming finish.
larsniclas (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Pitch black with a very small, beige head.
Dark and roasted aroma with dry, beany coffee.
Thick and oily palate.
Vinous, slightly slcoholic.
Roasted with coffee and chocolate. Dry, medium bitterness.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo. Medium bodied dark black pour. Chocolate & vanilla notes with touch of pepper. Chocolate & vanilla upfront with a little heat in the finish. Light coffee toward the finish. Decent