superspak (1464) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled 1/10/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a nice 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Good soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, vanilla, oak, toast, toffee, and light floral. Fantastic aromas with great balance of coffee and dark malts with moderate oak character. Taste of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, light char, oak, vanilla, toast, toffee, light pine, floral, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, light char, oak, vanilla, toffee, and light pine on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark malt, coffee, and oak flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic imperial coffee stout as expected. Great complexity and balance of coffee and roasted flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
swesson (10) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful beer. Tastes just enough like espresso to be great, but not so much as to be overpowering. Good lacing. Pleasant aroma. Yum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zmanzorro (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in tulip glass. Pours a very dark brown with an off white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of chocolate with a hint of coffee. Front taste is chocolate and coffee with a similar finish. Average carbonation with a pretty clean finish.
charule (231) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Ultra dark tar pour with dark tan head. Coffee bitter aroma. Bitter espresso taste with roasty malts. Drying me out. Let it warm up for best enjoyment. By the end I needed a glass of water to rehydrate.
maley1 (470) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with large dark beige head. Aroma of espresso, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Taste of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, powdered cocoa, slight caramel sweetness and a bitter finish. Medium carbonation, slight oakiness, pretty good but I was expecting more from this one.
Fritz123 (229) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Crown Wine and Spirits Boca Raton, FL. American pint glass. Pours a jet black oil with the darkest brown head I have ever seen. The thick head last for a few minutes before disappearing. Great lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, toffee, and vanilla. Taste is amazing with heavy malts, rich coffee, vanilla beans, raisins, plums and slight wood. You almost need to chew this beer before swallowing! Finishes smooth with the coffee flavors permeating your senses. LOVE IT!!
Tortman18 (77) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle drank from a snifter. Pours a jet black with a slight amber haze and a chocolatey head that dissipates very quickly and leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Nose is very boozy and roasty up front. Perfect coffee tones mix together with a slight maltiness and a chocolate note. Flavor is intense coffee/roast up front mixed with a perfect amount of alcohol. A sweet chocolate/caramel mix finishes up. A delicious Imperial Stout. Going to pick up another one for aging.
zimbo (328) - SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on Jan 11 2012.
Massive thick rich medium tan head. Rich mocha. Sound bitterness. smooth.Some classy gloss wrapped in some fine slick earth. Lots of whipped dolops of head stick to the glass.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/19/13 9.5% Bottled on 12/17/12 LOOK: extremely dense/dark with medium/thin dark mocha froth NOSE: strong fresh ground coffee, milk chocolate, dusty dark cocoa, a lot of roasted malts, maybe a little vanilla, dense, some earthiness like rich soil and wet wood TASTE: nice flavors that hit all areas of the pallet, strong coffee, bitter/sweet dark chocolate, malty, heavy, chewy, nice dryness, earthy, awesome long bitter/sweet finish FEEL: heavy, simi dry and dusty yet smooth OVERALL: great balance of bitter and sweet and everything else!, excellent! ...Room temp ...very nice with beef tenderloin or New York strip ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BSchnab (37) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Espresso coffee smell. Flavor is strong with espresso but pretty bitter for a stout. I would have this again