BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma heavy on the coffee with a bit of molasses. Thin, creamy head. Flavor definitely dominated by rich black coffee with just faint hints of molasses, chocolate, and hops. An interesting hybrid porter.
Lothore (557) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Pours a deep brownish hue with a 3 finger, chunky, medium brown head.
S- Smells like a barbecue pit, deep coffee notes.
T- BBQ pringles up front, roasted malt, coffee.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- The BBQ notes really rubbed me the wrong way ... especially in the nose.
madmitch76 (16335) - , 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!
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark and roasted but thin and drinkable. Mild, session quality, w/ heat.
kbutler1 (1361) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown coffee color with a big fat 1 finger head. The aroma is that of coffee roast (duh), molasses, brown sugar, and slight leather. The head recedes rather quckly and leaves minimal lace as it settles. Medium mouthfeel. Sweeter than I anticipated with a mild dark chocolate start that gives way to a more medium roast style flavor of coffee. For being an imperial it doesn’t really have that over the top booze flavor that some get. Enjoyable but I’d have liked to see a more coffee forward flavor in this to really put it over the top.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Stephen on 06/28/2010. I wrote down "Flying Dog Imperial Espresso Stout" but I think this is the right one. Clear dark brown body with a small tan had. Sweet roast and coffee aroma. Big coffee flavor with some roast and chocolate. Medium body with low carbonation.
T3llLAllDE (100) - USA - JUL 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a local favorite of mine. taken the flying fish tour many times. this is one of my favorite coffee flavored beers. taste is pure coffee with a lite hint of chocolate. a bit thin on the palate but it is a porter not a stout so thats to be expected.
jtclockwork (9064) - , 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
speonkcake (10) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good score, vlad wishes more on the palate than espresso, but not every beer delivers everything for everybody.
Mike and Thunder bng fans, sadly this is our last bottle, for now!
Sledutah (5214) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from footbalm, thanks!
Appearance: Black, almost opaque with a creamy light tan head that dissipates quickly
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts and coffee. Leaves a light medicinal taste on the tongue
Silky mouthfeel, the 8% alcohol doesn’t come through.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: dark pour with tan head, nice cofee and smoky malts, notes of chocolate, prunes and cherries. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but a nice beer all the same.