piscator34 (2182) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Almost black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of freshly ground dark roast coffee, bourbon vanilla chocolates, and a touch of caramel malt. Strong coffee flavour upfront on the palate, backed by some elements of dark chocolate, sweetish malt, wet stones, and a hint of ash on the finish. Heavy bodied with a bit of char and acidity to balance the weight. Not up with the top tier coffee beers Iíve had, but very close too it. Good stuff.
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt and bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a d eep brown with a nose of freshly ground coffee. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and caffeine. Average mouthfeel. Tasty.
Camons (8407) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours black with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, wheat, dried fruit. Taste is malts, coffee, bourbon, sweets, vanilla, dark dried fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312
onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Averyís 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Black with a small creamy tan head. Enticing aroma of cold toddy and chocolate graininess. Slight vanilla in the nose as well. Taste is bright starting but quickly turns to a coffee tone. Kinda begins almost light fruity, but then gets cold coffee and light chocolate tones to finish. Feels a little disjointed.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle. Pours black, tan head. Slight chocolate aroma, thin chocolate coffee taste, really a bit weak all around for an Imperial. Easily hit the snooze button on this one.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 12, 2011
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: coffee and roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate, just a touch of caramel sweetness brings out a richer chocolate character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and coffee flavor, just a touch of sweetness, bitter dark roast
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Iím not sure I can say enough bad things about this beer. If it werenít for the gorgeous look and relatively nice mouthfeel, it would be garbage. This was a horrible attempt at a coffee stout. Low alcohol. Bland flavor profile. Smell and taste of old, stale coffee that has sat in the pot for far too long. In fact, had flavors of overextracted espresso. Awful, and extremely bitter. Not a fan.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a fizzy white head. Sweet coffee, milk chocolate, and roasted grain aroma and taste with nice creamy chocolate notes. Good smooth silky palate. Yeah, itís a really good beer.
bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle. Black with a small head. Nose is coffee, toffee, burnt malts. Huge bitter coffee flavors with some average maltiness. A bit thin. OK but not great.