umich03jm (2221) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Kuhnhenn. Listed as 8.5%. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a nice ring. Aroma is so good. Huge espresso, vanilla, and sweet cream with hint of chocolate syrup and caramel. Tastes awesome too. More roasty than the aroma. Medium roast coffee beans, strong vanilla and cream, some burnt caramel and burnt toast. A hint of chocolate too. Thin body though. If this was thick and creamy it would be up there with my favorites from Kuhnhenn.
tectactoe (2510) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Tap @ Kuhnhenn: All black with only a slight touch of dark brown at the veyr edges. Decently retaining, fine-bubbled tan foam sits on top. Aroma is very similar to the non-imperial version; roasted, rich, oily coffee beans up front. More roasty, I’d say. There’s still an underlying cream, milk, & burnt caramel sweetness, but there’s a bit more balancing bitter roast as well. Also a slight touch of booziness in the back-end. Flavor complete with fresh espresso - perhaps a "deeper" & more roasted type coffee profile than its little brother. Still a touch of some vanilla & brown sugar sweetness towards the back-end but it has a larger roast presence to battle. Slightly thicker mouth feel, I think, although it’s hard to say for sure without having them side by side. A hint of alcohol lingers with roasted, bitter coffee beans & a touch of milky cream.
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has hugely sweet creme brûlée with a medium coffee roast. Fairly sweet and toasty. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very good beer.
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft @ Kuhnhenn Brewing Company - Warren, MI) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Huge coffee and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is rich roasted coffee and malts with some light chocolate and sweetness coming up at the end. Very smooth.
fakebeersnob (195) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and roasted smell with a touch of sweetness. Vanilla comes to mind, though that is not accurate. Pours in the tulip a nice dark color. Not a huge fan of coffee, but the coffee notes, with the sweetness mixed in made this a pleasant drink. Definitely more of a dessert style beer, and not one I could see myself drinking more than a serving of. But, high marks for delivering exactly what they labelled it as.
outlawskies (453) - - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Julie gives a 3.8. It taste like coffee and is a little burnt. But it taste like it what it says it should taste like
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vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask pour. Black pour with tan head. Sweet coffee, super sweet malt aromas. Nice dark cask ale, sweet almost creme brûlée tones, light coffee and other sweetness.
Ferris (5237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Toffee, coffee and dark chocolate. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Dark chocolate, coffee and a sweet roasty finish. Nice.
Petkus331 (290) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of sweet toffee, caramel, crème brule, and roast cereal grain. Appears nearly black brown with thick caramel foam and some lace. Tastes of good cigar smoke, roast grain, the taste is much dryer than the aroma, and finishes on a slightly bitter charred marshmallow note, this beer is absolutely beautiful! Texture is a bit oily, in a nice way, mild fizz. Overall, this beer is top notch, the texture could be more fizzy, but overall this is an amazing beer.
firstsip (519) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Dark black. Creamy tan head. Sweet nose of coffee, caramel. Tastes of burnt caramel, coffee, some rich chocolate. ABV definitely noticeable on this one, but in a good way. Surprisingly not as creamy as expected.