boxofrane (2553) - 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 (121) - 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 Canal’s 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. Can’t 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 I’ll have another!"
puboflyons (2966) - 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 (412) - Virginia, 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!
Ernesto987 (5373) - Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge rOasted flavors. Tons of coffee, great job guys!!!!!!!
richdorchak (16) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoying a big glass of this beer as I am writing this review. Just cracked open a 22oz bottle fo this. Nice dark, dark brown color and thin foamy head. Beautiful taste and smell of coffee and some chocolate. Taste is not overpowering---I don’t want to say weak, but it is nice, has really nice flavors. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. A very good, solidly above average coffee stout!
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ok Longtrail seemed to get this one right. A solid coffee / chocolate aroma. The body was full with plenty of roast , coffee , chocolate and yeast in the flavor. A nice silky dry finish.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fair black with a fair cocoa head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate and dark coffee. Nice flavor, more of a stout than an imperial. Lots of chocolate, dark coffee, roasted malts. The coffee flavor is perfect, not too overwhelming, good finish.
zizzybalubba (1768) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours dark brown to nearly black with a rich, frothy brown head. Coffee is most prevalent on the nose with faint licorice notes. No surprise from the name, coffee is the star here with dark chocolate and smoke on the finish. The coffee lingers just a bit on the tongue but is more smooth than some similar stouts. There is a touch of warmth from the alcohol. Overall, a nicely done imperial stout and a great value.