cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Haven’t had it in a few years. Dark as night pour with brown head. Load of coffee and bitter chocolate, so smooth and a huge finish. Amazing
MegaMan2OO6 (21) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2008 (10.22.08) 12 oz. bottle: Black as can be, with a fine brown head. Great coffee aroma, but the taste is a little burnt. Bitter chocolate rounds out the flavor. Lingering finish. Gets a little rough by the end of the glass though.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got to try this one--I’ve been looking forward to it for awhile. Poured an oily black with just the slightest remnants of a darker brown head. It smells deliciously of coffee and chocolate. It doesn’t feel too thick-bodied and the flavor is wonderous--an explosion of cappicino, coffee, and chocolate, wit an aftertaste that lingers. This is a very drinkable and delicious imperial stout and I would highly recommend this one. I’ll have to make sure I grab a 4-pack before they sell out for the season!
HoPPyToNy (17) - USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer with a nearly as black, quickly vanishing head. Aroma is coffee and flaked oats. tastes like coffee finishes dry with a bit of a lingering tingle. very smooth and silky in the mouth. good beer though like pre season hockey not worth the price of admission ($16 for four 12oz)
bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors nice and dark smells of roasted cappacino..... tast roasted coffee with a slight bitter chocolate did have a hint alchohal after taste
nearbeer (4072) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 12 oz. Opaque black with a small head that tries to last, and leaves some frosty lace. Aroma is pretty much pure coffee, maybe some oats. Flavor is coffee, turning to cocoa and oats, some light peanut and caramel. Yummy. Heavy body is smooth, sticky and dryish, with some light tingle.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stuff is strong. A ton of everything it says. Coffee and chocolate and you know it. So rich and really good. A lot of alcohol comes through for me too.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Might I suggest this for breakfest. Outstanding beer, like having some great coffeee with a little alcohol in it.
Very good beer!
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle almost completely black, forming beautiful off black foamy head. Aroma of chocolate delights, hops, malts, espresso coffee beans. Flavour much of the same, simple bliss and goodness, smoothness prevails in rich and sublime cleanness. Bitterness and hops give the beer a supreme character, kick ass!
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate, and no matter how much I’ve inhaled, it doesn’t fade. Appearance: Thick pour, darkest brown, thin brown head, minimal spotty lace. Flavor: Big roast malt flavor at the front, building towards lots of sweet cream on the mid-palate. Dark fruits abound, and some not-so-dark fruits as well (apricot, bitter melon...) Dark, bitter chocolate was there all along, but comes to the fore in the finish. Palate: Starts prickly, drinks smooth, and finishes dusty.