RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like espresso and smells like a good cappuccino. Perfectly balanced and rich.
ThomasMik (47) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lang holdbar eftersmag - mildt af kaffe. mørkebrun farve med holdbar skum.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 22oz bottle. pours pitch black with creamy dark-tan head. nose has lots of coffee and dark chocolate, very roasty, and oats. flavor seems lacking, some coffee roast and chocolate but not robust enough. i keep wanting this to be an imperial stout even though it’s still 7.5%abv it’s not big enough. it’s drinkable, light, and just a flavorful coffee stout. the body seems oddly thin and palate short, a stale coffee note in the finish. i wouldn’t mind drinking a few pints of this at the pub but I don’t find it something special or top 50 worthy. i can see why this has been slipping in the top 50. the beer does look beautiful, could use some piney hops for a touch of bitterness. the head has a great wealth of dark shades and beige, gray, tan, and chocolate shades. really cool looking. now i’m glad chicago is gettting mikkeller now but about $13 bomber for a coffee stout is outragous.3.7.
7/15/08, 22oz bottle. aged 1 year. thanks to holdenn for sharing! what a beautiful looking stout, i mean the head is so creamy and dark it is crazy looking. very ten fidy esque. aroma is loaded with coffee and roast. flavor is less coffee notes but strong roast and chocolate. if this was canned and in a 6 pack i would drink it all the time. great brew. I think this time I wasn’t concerned with the hype as I was in the first rate (grant it that was when this was first released in the US) so I was able to really appreciate this beer for what it is, a great coffee stout. 4.0.
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A dense espresso head over a near black, opaque body. Sweet licorice and dark coffee in the aroma. Scents of earthy hops. Very flavor-full; Roasted/burnt malts, dark coffe and dark chocolate, with a hoppy bite and an underlying gentle sweetness. Full body. Soft and smooth in the mouth. Lingering bitter and coffee-ish end. Very nice.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2008 visually this the most stuning beer i’ve ever seen. Thick and dark this lovely beer yield’ed around 3 fingers of thick frothy head that slowly gave way to about one finger. Excellent lacing! Nice oatmeal stout with a nice blast of expresso and chocolate. Cant wait to drink this again, maybe at brunch!!!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, almost black pour with a big, but fading tan head. Aroma is chocolately and sweet with lots of coffee, cream, sweet/roasty malts. Taste is a wonderful helping of good coffees, chocolate, and tasty malts. A bit of cream and various sweet flavors detectable. Tasty stuff.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque, with a mocha head. Heavy coffee, chocolate fudge, espresso, caramel, espresso, and butterscotch. Taste is coffee, milk chocolate, very roasty. Nice mouthfeel.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour with a thin tan head. Nice coffee aroma. Nice flavor, with strong coffee notes and a hint of roasted malt. Alcohol is masked. Personally, I like the Nogne Imperial Stout better, but this is still pretty good. I can tell why they call this "Beer Geek Breakfast." Glad to have tried it.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminds me of Deschuttes Abyss. Pleasing sourness followed by a sweet, smooth and lush coffee and licorice malt. An American stout made in Denmark.
Lowe1983 (1322) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with a dark brown head. Nice balanced aroma with the coffee not being too over powering with roasted malts, chocolate, sweet malts, and just a hint of hoppiness. Flavor starts off with plenty of coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. Sweet malts and oat dominate the middle flavor and finishes with a decent bitterness from the hops. A pretty delicious stout.