DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark black color. Huge straight up coffe in the aroma, light sweetness and roast. Big boozy roast and coffe flavor. Alcohol very present but covered by big flavors.
smaynard6000 (635) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with small beige head. Powerful coffee aroma. Incredibly sweet with intense chocolate notes. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel and lingering sweet, somewhat roasty finish. Great example of an imperial stout.
TimsRatings (419) - - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 12oz bottle.
Poured dark brown, almost black. Half finger brown head. Aroma of a good, strong, dark coffee. That coffee comes through nicely in the flavor, along with a very pleasant and complementary chocolate and stout flavor. Aftertaste favors the choc/stout.
Very possibly my favorite coffee stout. (But of course, further testing will be needed.)
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neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of the 2013. Colour...certainly black, with a wisp of a tan head. Nose...redolent of coffee with mocha and cocoa powder. Palate...thinner than I imagined but that doesn’t prevent the flavour from coming through. Coffee is of course at the forefront but it is not "in your face" like so many coffee stouts (and I’m not a coffee drinker). There’s dark chocolate here and chocolate fudge cake with choco-coffee ganache. The finish is smooth and velveteen and I have a feeling that the coffee helps temper the high ABV.
bigguns22 (678) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle la tortuga bottled 11/12/12 0017 aoma and taste big on alcohol and coffee. Full flavor beer with a creamy plate.
chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle-fresh pepper, cocoa, coffee pours a deep black with a rich spritzy all most milk chocolate head that dissipates fairly quickly. Rich and malty with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon. Also a touch of creaminess with a dry escaping finish that just leaves hints of coffee and chocolate with a pleasent warming effect.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours an oily viscous black with a brown head. Aroma is heavenly; bourbon notes with a big up front coffee kick and some vanilla. Flavors follow the aroma; Coffee is well integrated, but very much present, a nice warming alcohol at finish, and a creamy coconut/vanilla flavor in the midpalate. This is really exceptional, perhaps a bit hot still... will let the other one sit for a bit.
rgfellow (100) - - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a motor oil black with a thin head that disappears rather quickly. Almost no signs of lace along the sides of the glass. The aroma is of strong coffee with a slight hint of boozy bourbon. Taste is right in line with the smell, strong notes of fresh coffee with the slightest touch of bourbon and vanilla. Perfection. Warm mouthfeel and well balanced.
taestee (52) - USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of dark coffee. Mouthfeel is oily and thick. I taste soy sauce in here too.
Danyel (745) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very strong coffee, burnt, sweet. Very rich chocolate, great coffee flavors, creamy, very full, slightly burnt. A really solid, great coffee stout! Very yummy!