andrejes (32) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, very dark, nice brown head. Taste many coffee, malts some fruits.Light bitter
DrSilverworm (6808) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2012 vintage. Super-dark brown color, a little brown head fading to minimal, bit of lace. Lighter, but kind of a sharp carbonation. Really dry texture... Normally I like that, but this may be too dry, takes away from the body a bit. Iím not sure how I feel about it. Really awesome bottle-art, probably the most impressive Iíve seen yet from FD. The aroma is awesome, delivers in the coffee department. You can easily detect it just from sniffing the glass, and it lasts through the aftertaste for quite a bit, along with just a bit of alcohol bite and some good oatiness. Great roasty-coffee bittersweet taste. Great beer, but itís super-fresh... Itíd be interesting to try a version of this thatís been aged for a year or more. I think the added smoothness would do wonders for this brew
portableparty (1943) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks watson1977). Pours oily black brown with a quick tan head that fades to nothing. Aroma is roasted burnt malt coffee and some vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is vanilla roasted malt and coffee with some chocolate and finishes with dark dried fruit like figs or raisins. Palate is full and slick with a oily dry finish. Nice brew!
jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with modest brown head / Acidic nose of roast barley and coffee / Medium body, acidity and strong carbonation leading to both weak body and brief, very bitter, finish / Simple flavors of dark roast coffee with notes of caramel and grass / Clumsy.
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, and some vanilla. Flavor is strong of coffee up front which gives way to the chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla. Not much of a warming on the finish.
tgncc (2850) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is smooth coffee, cream, chocolate, molasses. The appearance is jet black, tan head. The flavor is coffee, cream, molasses, dark fruit, chocolate (not as much as the aroma.) The finsih is roasty, sweet, light pine hops. medium/thick in body, closer to thick, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.
dmac (4161) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from an expensive ass 6pack purchased at Spirits Point. Poured a pitch black body under an average to large dark beige foamy head. Aroma is like a cup of super sweet coffee, lots of lactose notes, wet burnt toast, some dark fruit in the background. Body is full, thicker and coating with small tight bubbly carbonation and just the slightest touch of heat on the aftertaste. Flavor isnít as sweet as the aroma and starts off with some seriously bitter dark bakers chocolate, old stale black coffee, wet dark toast, dark fruits (figs, prunes, plums) and a hint of vanilla extract. Solid beer but not liking the price. Weird thing is if this was a $10 4-pack I wouldnít say a word but a $15 6-pack is tough, I know the math is the same and itís still $2.50 a bottle but something about a $15 6er is tough to swallow.
bensbrews (22) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the sweet chocolate flavor with light to moderate bit of coffee bitterness and flavor. Somewhat over carbonated, took away from the flavor. Enjoyable brew, worth trying!
Nephilium (1390) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subdued aroma, with hints of chocolate. Pours an opaque black, with a full tan head. Delicious roasted flavors blending chocolate and coffee, this comes with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. This is a solid imperial coffee stout, and I recommend trying it.
Goodgrief (1806) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pinocchioís. Dark pour, ruby highlights. Very rich flavor, loads of coffee but with a really sharp, sweet finish. Vanilla and a slew of oats present. Pretty decent, but not mind blowingly awesome.