Papsoe (25063) - 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
madmitch76 (22400) - , 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!
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2012 Dark brownish black pour. Nose is more caramel chocolate malt than coffee. Taste is chocolate coffee with dryish finish. Rated 8/10/08
argo0 (13318) - 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.
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, 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.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a dark ruby tinted brown color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is very bitter and lightly sweet espresso with light chocolate notes. Taste is chocolate, bitter coffee and a light fruity finish. Medium-full bodied with strong carbonation.
hopdog (11629) - 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).
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle broken up from six-pack, courtesy of State Line Liquor. A complex beer, though criticism its too much on the sweet side. Pours a coffeeish dark, with a white head a little bubbly. The taste, sourish, a bit dry, and a malt backbone. A little lace starts to show, some expresso flavouring. Medium mouthfeel, it is suitably carbonaation and gives some smooth mouthfeel. There is brown sugar. It is a dry sout with much too high on the sweetness scale, good for some.