robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pour is jet black with a large brown head, very nice lacing.
smell of cocoa, roasted espresso, touch of vanilla bean.
taste is backers chocolate, coffee, some sour malt, a roastiness, ends dry with some bitterness to it, as it warms becomes more milky.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a oil dark black with a big brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is coffee, oatmeal and dark chocolate. Medium body, creamy texture. Finish is long and bitter chocolate.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz. bottle into pint glass. Pitch black pour with huge dark tan head and lace (like a perfect impy). Aroma is great and complex - roasty dark malt with coffee, vanilla, and milk chocolate. Flavor is nice and bitter on the front and finish with a background that mirrors the aroma with a strong smoke quality - refreshing and complex. Medium bodied on the palate. Overall: really good, looks, smells, and tastes like an impy. with a bit thinner mouth feel - almost like a light version of a great imperial stout.
jbuzz (809) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to sprinkle.poured Dark brown to black with a HUGE brown head.Sent of roasted malts and coffee. Big complex taste.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours dark and inky, and sits ebony and opaque in the glass. Tall khaki brown head has some garnet hues on its fringe and leaves some impressive sticky lacing. Aroma is not as coffee dominant as expected. Bakers chocolate, burnt dark roasted malts, cedar hops, and freshly ground Kona coffee beans comprise the nose. Rich and coating in the mouth, not quite full bodied. Carbonation a bit too aggressive. The coffee comes to life in the taste, with assertive notes of espresso. Bittersweet chocolate and pine hops add to the dry and roasty profile. I can’t pick up any oatmeal notes. Another nice offering from Mikkeller, but not on the same level as some of America’s topnotch coffee stouts(Founders).
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle. poured dark brown to black with a brown head. aroma sour, roasted malts, coffee, could not get the oat dark chocolate. flavor had a hard time with the flavor the bitterness put be off at first did like the roasted malts and coffee, and the alcohol bite
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Trek in Eugene, OR. This reminded me of morning coffee and oatmeal. It poured super dark with limited head, and smelled of espresso/coffee. Unfortunately, we drank this immediately after another bottle of Speedway Stout (Imperial), and it was very thin by comparison. Still, it was damn good, especially for a straight stout!
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botte from Bottle Trek in Eugene, OR. Poured a black color with limited head. Smelled of roasted malts and coffee. If there was a beer I would drink with breakfast. The taste of espresso was overwhelming. Tasted more like coffee than beer. Overall pretty good.
Joakgust (1334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50 cl - A pitch black beer with a large frothy dark brown head. Complex aroma with strong notes of high percentage chocolate, dark roasted coffee and tobacco. Flavor is robust, with a smooth maltiness. Strong notes of espresso, much due to its acidity, with hints of chocolate and roasted coffee beans. It’s saltiness and bitterness makes wonder if this isn’t really an imperial stout. Gets better the closer it gets to the right temperature!
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours black with a nice nutty head. Taste is a little bitter. Aroma is filled with a nice coffee.
I noticed a very subtle lactose.
Mouthfeel, the coffee isn’t as presentt as others, and it remains the low point of this rating.
The beer remains highly drinkable, filled with nice flavors.