Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a beige head. Sweetish, roasted malt aroma - some vanilla also. Medium body with sweetish, roasted malt, lightly burned with some cola notes and a dry, burned bitterness from the malt. 310807
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany color. A beer based on (sweet) caramel, with a respectable body and (IMO) not much bitterness, also some roastedmalt; but lack of complexity and interest.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
23rd February 2011
Opaque dark brown beer, not much of a head. Light coffee on the nose. Light palate, a tad dry. Mild mild espresso with light dark malts. Mild minerals. Everything seems pretty light for an Imperial beer at 8.2% but quite quaffable!
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of mustiness, chocolate, light smoke, roastiness, and toffee. Flavor of chocolate, caramel malt, light coffee, and roasted malt.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Small tan head that diminishes rapidly, atop dark cola body. Aroma is medium sweet, rich coffee, some roast, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, sugared coffee, some milk, caramel, roast, bourbon, light chocolate. Creamy medium-full body.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
hazy dark brown, coffee and chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, just a touch of the coffee, light bitterness in the finish, well balanced
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF ’07. Pours black with an average, creamy, light brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, molasses, chocolate), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of tar and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Dark chestnut-colored lager with a small, fizzy, khaki head. The aroma is spent coffee grounds, cola and chocolate with just a rumor of campfire smoke. Black cherries and coffee with hints of cocoa and cola in the flavor. Leans slightly toward the sweet side of balance. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Lengthy, mildly bitter, acrid finish. Cheers to boboski for supplying the bottle!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of Zrrbrrt. Poured a deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits, and light coffee/ latte. Almost reminded me of a baltic porter. Tastes of roast, vanilla and light coffee. I love coffee beers and anything with the words ’Imperial Espresso’ in the title gets me excited to try, but I have to admit, I was let down. To me Imperial Espresso should be all about the coffee and I found the coffee aspect to be lacking (that being said, this was still a solid beer).
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Deep dark brown beer with a creamy tan head. Aroma is lighlty coffeeish with a fairly herbal component as well. There is a touch of light cola character to the malts. Lightly sweet with a rich coffee flavour as well as a nice rich dark maltiness. The body is quite light, but it doesn’t really come across as watery. Mocha flavoured finish. It’s a pretty solid brew.