AAEA (98) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 FL OZ ($9.99) a good beer and is pretty complex. has a lot of flavors going on and is extremely drinkable at 9.5% ABV. I’ve had better imperial stouts and $10 for a 22floz is pretty over priced.
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 015: Coffee-tastic 02 on 07/05/2014. Dark brown color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, chocolate and mild coffee. The finish is roasty with a short coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.
RexTalionis (2341) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22 fl.oz. Pours dark brown in color with an off-white head. Cocoa, dark roasted malts with notes of licorice and coffee as well. Roasted malty in taste with quite much chocolate being present. Coffee and sweeter notes towards the finish.
chinchill (1683) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Appearance: dark brown-black color; opaque with a very durable tan head that leaves attractive lacing.
Aroma: appealing mix of coffee and baked dark bread.
Flavor: mildly sweet despite a strong coffee presence. High quality coffee component.
Feel: medium-full body with soft, light carbonation. A bit syrupy.
O: a very tasty coffee stout. Improved with warming. Reommended!
gunnfryd (10251) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBNG-14. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is licorice, malt, hop, sugar, spices, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is licorice, coffee, roasted malt, hop, sugar, spices, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol. Very nice beer. Full body.
BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. After three hop heavy beers this came along to remind me not all San Diego beers have to be hop led. Black with a malty nose, this Stout oozed coffee esters and flavours, a little too much coffee in fact. The maltiness seemed one dimensional because of the coffee dominance, maybe it mellows and changes with age, but fresh in keg form it failed to excite me too much.
bergstaden (1180) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head - Good malt aroma - Good sweet malt body that has some fruity and coffee notes - Good malt finish with coffee - This was good
jjh19 (56) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Black and a nice tannish head. Exactly as I’d expect from an Imperial Stout.
Smell: A good amount of coffee in the nose.
Taste: I got a lot of coffee in the first taste and then some chocolate sweetness came though. Subtle balance.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied that wish was more full bodied.
Drinkability: Smooth and tasty.
rlgk (10085) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Very deep brown beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Chocolate and caramel aroma, licorice, cream notes, tar, vanilla, hazelnuts, some coffee/latte notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, figs, cocoa powder, figs, raisins, caramel, cream notes, licorice, coffee notes. Extremely drinkable imply with alcohol very well hidden.
Sigmund (4949) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at RBNAG 2014, Halden, Grand Tasting. Black colour. Nice roasty aroma and flavour, hints of liquorice and smoke.