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 (2044) - 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 (1587) - Costa Mesa, California, 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 (1413) - 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.
Cobra (1100) - - JUL 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep chocolate brown color, with a volumous mocha colored head. Aromas are of chocolate, coffee, burnt sugars. Medium body, thick & chewy mouthfeel. Flavors are of coffee beans, roasted malts, slight notes of vanilla also. Finished dry & somewhat chalky.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 Beuatiful pour! Black color with a fairly full, dark tan, firm, and creamy head; head is somewhat lasting leaving nice, tight lace. Nose is somewhat simple but perfectly balanced between dark chocolate notes, nicely roasted coffee beans, and a cedar hop bitterness. Other hints of smoke and burnt caramel. Flavors are similar; nice roasted bitterness of a fine coffee, balancing moderately bitter cedar hops, with only hints of dark chocolate and burnt caramels. Palate is nice; velvety smooth, soft, medium full, and flows off the tongue with a silky , dry touch. Finishes somewhat quickly leaving silky with a touch of dryness, coffee bitterness, and woody cedar notes that linger. Lacks the complexities of an imp but probably the most drinkable dark beer I’v ever had. It’s too bad I couldn’t drink this everyday for breakfast! A very balanced beer with excellent roasted coffee notes and bitter cedar hop notes. Finally available here in CO and it was worth the wait.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Choclate hop aroma, pitch black in colour with thick toffee coloured head. Big hop flavour, hint of chochlate and coffee.
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to xnoxhatex. Pours dark brown with a thin filmy head. Coffee yep that’s coffee in the nose. A little chocolate and earthniess. Burnt coffee charred flavors. Lightly creamy and bitter roast. Finishes with dry coffee beans. Its good. Basically a creamy cup of cold coffee.
TheEpeeist (3668) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22.3 oz bottle. Enjoyed for breakfast while watching the climb of the Galibier. Dark chocolate brown yields a small head but leaves a pretty crema ring and a thin haze. Looks rich, smells rich. Dates, coffee, concord grapes and mild woodiness. Milky body with coffee and dark fruits. Melts away with a bit of citric carb fizz and ends with dry bitter greens. Elegance becomes aggressive. Crazy good.