jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, pit fruits and some chocolate and light spice notes. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive malt and coffee flavours with a lot of full-bodied chocolate tastes. Aftertaste shows a good complex spice and toffee and some dryness throughout, but the good flavours persist. Overall, a nice and potent beer with a lot of good flavours and an interesting mix of chocolate and coffee. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 26-June-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 08-April-2011.
5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: † Yep, thats black alright! † Decent head and lacing. † Almost has this sweet soy like aroma. † Roasty and malty on the tongue. † Low hop presense, if at all. † Getting some dark chocolate, espresso is very raw. † Smooth, pretty hefty on the tongue. † Smidgen of lactose like sourness, without being really sour. † Milky, roasty, soy like sweetness lingers. † Not sure why this is listed as an Imperial Stout if MS is listing this as a Lager. † Seems like a really big Schwarzbier to me. † Interesting beer, smooth, hefty, with a lot of raw espresso flavor.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Alex into a tulip...A dark brown beer with a light tan head that rises about a finger. Thin head and lacing...The aroma is SUPER strong coffee which is nice however there is a super strong undertone in there that almost makes me gag. I canít quite place if its nuts or super sweet chocolate but its unpleasant to me. The robust aroma is complex showing off coffee, molasses, cocoa nibs on steroids...The taste is like eating a coffee cake injected with esperro, chocolate and cocoa nibs. The coffee notes are nice but the rest is a strong mess, a nice bitter finish.
This has the makings of a good beer but thereís something that I canít put my finger on that I donít like.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during AZRBWG. Pour is black with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, green coffee, and a hint
of tobacco. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel and
vanilla. Overall body is full and viscous with a well balanced, roasted finish.
beernbourbon (1213) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; thanks Ira! Pour is clean black with a medium brown head. Much darker than I was expecting. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, light dark dark chocolate, light dark fruit, and faint tobacco. Flavor is smoother than expected with roasted malt and background coffee with a clean lightly roasty finish with hints of dark fruit.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the RBWG, thanks somebody! Pours a totally black color with a medium beige head. A sweet dry cocoa nose, some coffee and roast. A true espresso beer, the flavor is dominated by coffee, milky, lots of roast add a lot. Dry cocoa and some light vanilla. Is this a lager?
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Black with a small tan head, no lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee and vanilla
Taste: Roasted malts, dark fruit, coffee with a light tart finish
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of strong brutal coffee...all coffee, lil green. Dark brown, little head. Tastes like coffee...literally. coffee. Mouth is medium full...lil bitterness but mostly it tastes like fuckin coffee. Lil sweet too behind the coffee, lil cake too. If you like coffee then you like this. Yes.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee schwarzbier? pours brown, low head .. quite bold, good pure flavours .. still a bit thin but enjoyable . . if you like coffee, give this a go .. . Why donít cha get a horse and live in the mountains someplace and donít bother anybody. You got a personality like a dead moth.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is loads of roast, coffee and hints of cocoa. This is a really good brew.