marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Disclaimer: I’ve never been much of a coffee fan, and that has some influence on my opinion of this beer.
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Black color with basically no head. It looks like oil as its pouring out of the bottle. There is a distinct, aroma of coffee and chocolate. The taste is also very much coffee. The feel is very smooth, almost velvety. This is coffee and beer form, which makes the name incredibly appropriate. Personally, I don’t care for it, but I don’t care for coffee. For coffee lovers, this is probably a fantastic beer.
dandeman (527) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Merci à Gilles d’avoir partagé cette bouteille.
Au nez, le chocolat est à peine perceptible mais présent. Petit arôme de viande fumée. L’olfactif ressort difficilement.
Noire avec une petite mousse brune, délicate. Visuel correct.
Gustatif: Chocolat noir avec petite amertume; café. Subtil, bien dosé, mais rien de bien particulier ne ressort. Surtout chocolat noir. Agréable. Un peu de mélasse. Bon dosage sucre et amertume. Agréable, mais rien d’explosif.
Mastelefish (90) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is heaven. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts; a dark and delicious experience that is well-balanced to want to keep putting this down forever. One of the first crafts I had a few years ago before that got me out of the dull light beer life.
Bricktop86 (573) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and coffee
Davidacover (1) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as sweet & overwhelming as KBS which makes it more drinkable and balanced to me.
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firemarshal (168) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black color. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Taste is cough syrup, roasted almost burnt coffee, dark chocolate. This is very hoppy in that the malt does not overpower it. Pretty good.
joehume74 (7) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
As soon as I see this beer I buy it. Dark and full bodied, warming and malty. Chocolate and coffee make a great combination and a great oatmeal undertone create a beer with a full and lasting flavor.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting beer and aptly named ... only thing I did not like was some chalkiness in the palate. A good beer to bring with you on an early morning fishing trip.
voyageurmike (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There may be a better imperial coffee stout, but I haven’t come across it yet. Nice roasty aroma, tan head and inky dark brown in color. Medium creamy with clean bitter finish.
eire1207 (5) - USA - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle into a snifter, at room temp. 1/2" khaki head, deep rich brown, almost black, color.
Faint chocolate aroma. Intense chocolate/coffee flavor, delicious.
To be savored.
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
330ml bottle served in Duvel tulip glass.
A: Pours deep black color forming a big creamy, solid and persistent beige head. Beautiful. Lots of lingering lacings are formed and left in the glass
S: A chocolate bomb. Strong notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Also some notes of coffee, vanilla and wood
T: Follows the nose: Strong notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and oak. Notes of vanilla. A bit sweet and molasses upfront followed by the pleasant 60IBU bitterness
M: Heavy creamy molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Roasted malts aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. For sure one of the best Imperial Stouts I’ve ever had. Smooth and molasses. Delicious
[ BA Review @ 2/18/2012 ]