mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. khaki creamy head (quickly and almost fully dissapating) into black body. actually reminds me of a strong brown ale...aromas of moderate malts, coffee, cocoa powder, and some vanilla. flavors are initially lightly bitter-sweet into light to moderate bitter. lively carbonation, soft mouthfeel with a moderate finish duration. okay.
Sammyw1986 (2) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 vintage Served in snifter from draft. Pours black with a half finger light tan head. Smells lightly coffeeish mostly chocolate. Full bodied with a semi creamy feel. Dark chocolate with coffee taste finish. Very light carbonation with long finish. Very drinkable good full beer for it being tasted in 2014 from 2009.
Danyel (1074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is strong of coffee, lactose, vanilla, sweet. Taste is smooth, silky, rich, bitter finish, full bodied, high carbonation. Overall, quite tasty.
bartlebier (1977) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber imported by & purchased at 10e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse 10/2014. Pours rather thin, ok off-white head. Straightforward aroma of Hershey’s pancake chocolate syrup, tobacco, liquorice and some cigar box. Same in taste on again a much thinner than expected palate: milk chocolate, cigar box, dried leaves, molasses. Did not deliver on the Imp or cappuccino promise, but very drinkable stout.
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grosse bouteille engloutie dans mon camp de chasse. Une tête brune qui s’estompe rapidement flotte sur un liquide presque noir. Au nez, évidente des grains de café. Fraîcheur de torréfaction. Café qui donne une impression poivré et même de cannelle. Malts chocolatés en trame de fond et pointe de tabac. Au goût, domination du café et chocolat amer. Pointe d’alcool. Retour des épices. En bouche, un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement vif et une texture huileuse. En finale, amertume de café et impression terreuse et épicée. Facile à boire. Plaisant stout impérial qui tire 9.26%.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"one of Lagunitas’s’s’s’ best non hoppy beers. the body is just a touch thin, especially for 8%, but it’s pretty smooth, so the mouthfeel is nice. the coffee flavor is done to near perfection. great finish as well, with a subtle hop-bitter aftertaste with the coffee/chocolate."
Bahumat (125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: 7/10. Dominant notes of raisin, coffee, molasses, lighter notes of vanilla and banana.
Appearance: 4/5. Pours a very deep, dark brown with a thin white head with nice lacing around the glass.
Taste: 9/10. Chocolate, coffee, molasses, raisin-prune, sour on the attack and sweet on the finish. Finishing notes are pleasant dark chocolate, raisin, and coffee. Yum.
Palate: 4/5. Smooth mouthfeel, astringently fizzy carbonation, with a nice generous finish described above.
Overall: 16/20. Yum. Would definitely help myself to again, though at 9.2% and a big bottle, this isn’t my idea of a session beer. I praise through faint damnations, though. Lagunitas has made a quality coffee stout here, and the overall score of 4 is well deserved.
maley1 (807) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, almost black pour with medium sized beige head. Aroma of cappuccino, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste of dark strong coffee, faint chocolate, hint of caramel, lactose and roasted malts. Full bodied , nice carbonation, bitter coffee finish. Very good imperial stout.
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fenton Fire Hall...very aromatic and complex beer with fresh roasted coffee beans over an earthy malt base that is both clean and creamy. One of the best coffee stouts.
dresden (939) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tony! Poor a dark brown with a small tan head. Sons is light roast coffee, slight vanilla. Taste is loud if bitter chocolate and coffee, not really n espresso roast but something lighter. Good stuff
radio_nowhere (915) - Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into snifter glass, very deep brown color with tan head. Aroma of strong coffee, cream, roasted malt sweetness and some ash. Taste adds notes of cappuccino, char, milk chocolate, some vanilla and balanced earthy bitterness. Medium-heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with roasty coffee finish. Feels lighter than a 9% RIS but pretty nice ashy coffee stout.