Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of unclejedi. Pours a deep opaque black with a 2 finger chocolate brown head that fades into a thin top layer. Nice lacing. Nose is roasted coffee beans, cocoa and bakers chocolate. Palate is a lot like it smells - chocolaty coffee but with a touch of oatmeal at the end. Slight bitter finish. Creamy mouth feel. A great stout. Right up there with my favorites of the style.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at shack of party banter dance-off. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, fruity, cigars, good quality coffee. Taste however is too intence and really difficult to swallow as it goes on. A bit upsetting as the aroma was quite acceptable.
dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black with a thin tan head. Rich, sweet toasted malt aroma, with dark fruits and molasses. Taste is also very rich and malty, with a lot of molasses flavor as well as big coffee and chocolate notes. Lingering sweet and bitter malt taste. A rich, delicious imperial stout.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Magic_dave6’s disco dance tasting. Black, thick brown head. Nose is overbrewed coffee, milky, masses of espresso, really bitter. Mouth is coffee, roasted, milk chocolate. Bitter all the way through. Good.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of santoslhalper. Great nose to this one. Rich, smoky, chocolate and coffee. Vanilla and molasses, light Tootsie Roll. Mild acidity with alcohol vapors, and a sour tang. Very nice. A glass of Stygian darkness with chocolately thin lacing head. Full oily body with medium carbonation, liquid velvet. Starts rich and chocolatey, with smoky toasted malt, vinuous acidity, molasses and coffee, burnt smoky acidity. Tootsie Rolls and vanilla. Leaves a nutty burnt bitter chalkyness on the tongue, with a bit of alcoholic warming and sweet creme de cafe finish. Light smoky coffee after with perfect balance of bitterness and lingering sweetness. This is a really nice impy stout.
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Deep black... very fruity odd smokeyness in nose ... huge coffee coffee coffee , some roast malts ... bit too much for me but still pretty good.... 3.7
bottle at home ... thanks to Ben ... deep black ... thin tan head ... dark malts ... thin tan head ... huge coffee roast malt nose ... soft roast ... juicy coffee ... roast soft and smooth ... loads of coffee ... dark malts ... soft smooth great ... 4.2
Funknmilla (692) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at A.C. Beer Fest.... aromas of burnt espresso, dark chocolate...its simply luscious on the sniff...looks dark brown, very close to black....caramel brown sugar head...wonderful richness to the body....the flows fulfill every need, dark chocolate flavors, more bitter espresso...the malts hold it together...a solid beer....damn good...sip it slow
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
super dark with a very dark head fine bubbles
smells like super nice coffee....mmmmm
flavor is super coffee like with a bit of chocolate in the mid palate...
super good stout.....not the best but damn I wish this was available to me in cali
beerbill (3454) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Secret Santa. Pours black with a moderately large brown head that left lots of sticky lace while it quickly receded. Very pleasant aroma of coffee and roasted malt. The flavor is again coffee and roasted malt, however, the coffee isn’t as totally dominating as it is in some other coffee stouts I’ve had recently. Coffee bitterness at the finish. Good way to start the day!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a nice head. Much aroma of coffee and some roastedness. Flavour of coffee and alcohol. Ends up very bitter - and a lof of coffee in the aftertaste.