BoostIPA (1058) - 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 Iíve 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 itís kind of a wash. Man, this one goes down easy. This is a solid imperial coffee stout.
chriso (7344) - 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 itís more a very dark red. Not much head. Quite hot alcohol. Not the biggest mouthfeel for an Imperial Stout. Some coffee, although it doesnít dominate. Surprising amount of chewy fruit. Pleasant enough but didnít quite do it for me.
RoyalFlushing (321) - 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 (6544) - The íSham, Surrey, 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 Lís, 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 (3076) - 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.
boxofrane (1849) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at capones. Pours pitch black with no head to speak of. The aroma has a little chocolate, coffee, mild roast. The taste blows the aroma out of the water. There is tons of coffee with a sweet chocolate finish. Great palate. Really good stuff.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great example of a proper coffee stout. Coffee taste seems to come from the malts not from a coffee pot. This is a fantastic beer but lacks the body needed to make it a strong stout.
nj_BierMaven (95) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Joe Canalís in Lawrenceville NJ. Opaque black in the glass, 1.5 inch head that rapidly dissipates. Toasty aroma, not exactly hoppy, just enough crisp bitter tannins to add balance. Canít believe the ABV given the light balance and mouthfeel. Coffee and mild burnt toast balance against the malt, best I can say is "it tastes like Iíll have another!"
puboflyons (1835) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle stamped 011912-1921. It pours a rich dark brown to nearly black with an elegant, silky beige head. The aroma explodes with coffee, chocolate, and caramel goodness with just the slightest hint of a hop in the background. The body is in the medium range although slightly acidic. The warmer it gets the tastier it becomes. Flavors of chocolate and coffee with an above average bitterness lingering at the end.
vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Seriously black pour. Immediate aroma of coffee, nuts, and roasted malt. Intense flavor with a lot of nuttiness, coffee, and roasted malt. Excellent beer!