Thingus (29) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taken from my BA account, reviewed on 3/5/12
Live tasting bomber courtesy of caguiar (thanks buddy!!) into Duvel tulip.
Appearance; pours a very deep, dark brown... Appears a solid black in the glass. A very slight mocha colored head with minimal retention... Lacing is non-existent...
Smell; tons and tons of coffee, hints of chocolate and vanilla... Some roasty malts sneak in as well.
Taste; definitely got some coffee in this one, chocolate, roasted malt, hints of vanilla and anise on the finish.
Mouthfeel; a little on the thinner side with a slight lingering finish... Goes down smooth, with a velvety mouthfeel.
Overall; a rock solid coffee stout!
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with bare white head. Coffee, chocolate, and malt, with a sweet finish. Good, but a little thin and predictable.
Art (2534) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a near-black. Aroma of coffee and alcohol. Malty taste with a slight bitter back note. Delicious on national stout day.
Koelschtrinker (14114) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malziger und weicher kaffeeartiger Beginn. Röstig, geringe Süße, würzig rund, vielleicht etwas trocken. Süßlich malzig, die Kaffeenoten sinken etwas Harmonisch, süffig, gut. 9/10/12/10/12/11
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aoma: strong acidic coffe feel, good roast ,mild alcohol as backing.
Look: dark brown black with lighter beige tanned top.3+
Taste etc.: medium full bodied with low mellow carbonatiom. Strong coffee infuence. Clean and quiet approchable. Solid offering.
MacBoost (1605) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, so I’ve been on a coffee stout kick lately. This one pours a oily black with a tan head that fades to nothing in about a minute. Aromas of coffee (obviously), roast, some anise. Taste is roasted coffee, some milk chocolate, some hop bitterness. Alcohol completely hidden. Body is quite this, which detracts from the mouthfeel, but adds to the drinkability so it’s kind of a wash. Man, this one goes down easy. This is a solid imperial coffee stout.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Great Lost Bear, Portland ME in April 2010. Looks almost black but on closer examination it’s more a very dark red. Not much head. Quite hot alcohol. Not the biggest mouthfeel for an Imperial Stout. Some coffee, although it doesn’t dominate. Surprising amount of chewy fruit. Pleasant enough but didn’t quite do it for me.
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a pitch black with a small tan head and notable lacing. Aroma is huge fresh coffee beans, roasted malt, and a hint of bakers chocolate. Taste is bold smokey roasty coffee upfront followed by cocoa and milk chocolate on the finish. Wonderfully smooth with a great mouthfeel and lingering coffee notes.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottleshare BBQ at Dave L’s, PA - 27/05/12.
Black with a thin tan head.
Coffee forward nose, lots of it, roast malt, sweet sugar in the background.
Lots of coffee again in the taste, a little wood and vanilla, quite sweet.
Medium body, drinkable.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a inky black brew with a thin brown head. Scent is coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malts and some smoke.