Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black. Sweet chocolate covered espresso bean aroma. A little note of toasty-ness. Flavor has some burnt Starbucks coffee bitterness, but smoothed out with a decent chocolate sweetness. Definite alcohol notes. Rich body that finishes bitter. Not really complex or interesting. A good stout, but not amazing.
mabuzzer (129) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours viscous black with thin beige head. Vanilla and chocolate aromas. Taste is coffee with little banilla/chocolate sweetness
cagou007 (339) - FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful deep dark color, but only a thin brown head. Nose is creamy coffee, with a hot of vanilla. Aromas are mainly coffee, but also some black chocolate, roasted malts, raisins and a light alcohol feeling. Kind of woody after-taste. OIly texture, low carbonation. Bitter and sweet finish. Enjoyable coffee stout, but it lacks deeper aromas and a better mouthfeel, something more creamy.
hfmejias (872) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours black, thick, with a foamy brown head that leaves a spotty lacing on the glass.aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some vanilla. Taste is consistent and quite well balanced, sweet malts, bitter coffee and some hints of chocolate and vanilla. Very good beer, quite enjoyable.
Zekada (320) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ship in a Bottle. Aroma is heavy with coffee, vanilla and roasted beans or very dark chocolate. Pours black with a medium brown head. Taste is complex with some raisins, much coffee and chocolate. Very tasteful. Palate is full bodied and oil-like. Overall a very nice imperial stout and I highly recommend it.
RussianDragon (564) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent near black with rapidly fading head that leaves a dark brown ring of bubbles at the edge, no lacing. Aroma is espresso roast coffee, chocolate malt. Flavor is same with emphasis on coffee. Solid.
MatthijsE (889) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours black, thick, an inch of brown head. Smells of chocolates, coffee, toffee. Tastes of deep chocolates, light alcohol, coffee, cream. Smooth & creamy.
Tomy63 (196) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
couleur noire, peu de mousse, nez légèrement fermier, sur le café (pas trop noir), beaucoup de vanille. Bouche assez douce pour 9%, avec un côté vanillé bien marqué, gourmande, un peu d’agrumes, café, cacao, pas spécialement sucrée, mais manquant un peu d’amertume. Longueur moyenne, sur le café, quelques notes fermières. Un stout assez facile mais bien fait.
Nische (922) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 Bottle. Black color with a creamy beige foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Flavors are roasted malt and coffee, notes of licorice. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium body.
dlovell2 (950) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a creamy brown head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and vanilla aroma. Flavor starts roasted malt with coffee followed by vanilla and chocolate and finishing with a roasted coffee bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Really nice.
ABT_S54 (219) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Black with no head after a few seconds. Aroma is dirty coffee with a dry quality. Taste is quite earthy, dry coffee on top of the standard imperial stout flavours. Less powerful coffee presence than Mout & Mocca which to me was undrinkable. Not my favourite style of imperial stout but overall this is a nice example whilst still having the earthy, roasted qualities of coffee.