beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour reveals a deep black color with a thick, light brown head. Appealing aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Very good flavor of coffee and roasted malt with a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with soft carbonation. Great stuff!
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep opaque black, with a thin but foamy dark brown head. Nice, malty aroma, with lots of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. The flavor is excellent - oatmeal maltiness, with a nice coffee bite, and a bit of funk. The alcohol helps balance out the flavors nicely. The aftertaste, for lack of a better description, is herbal and earthy (in a good way). Very complex. An excellent coffee stout - despite (or because of?) all the weasel poop.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft – Churchkey (DC). Black, foamy dark tan head. Intense creamy earthed coffee nose warms to swirls of dark fruit and berry throughout. Earthy roasted coffee flavors prevail with a balancing act of dark fruit and burnt chocolate from start to finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Fantastic shit indeed…
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Have had this beer numerous times, but never got around to rate it. Even though i have it before it still WOW’s me every time i taste it. The pour is opague black with no light coming through, just like motor oil. The aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is filled with roasted malts and coffee, there is also some rich dark chocolate, tar, charcoal, slight amount of darkfruit, and just the slightest amount of alcohol. The body is full, creamy and viscous. Overall an awsome brew. So complex yet so balanced, way to go Mikkeller!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours thick and oily, a dark brown color, with swirly, dark, single-layer dense bubbles atop. Nose is seriously inviting, has cookie-dough, molasses, and brown sugar notes combining with a sweet, and maybe even so slightly smokey coffee characteristic, resulting in a dessertish, yet with the smokey influence, refined olfactory experience. Flavors again give way to notes of cookie, molasses, and brown sugar with the coffee notes being joined by some fairly sweet chocolate touches, evident yet still only balancing hop bite, warm and only slightly suggestive alcohol undertones, and a finish that emphases the hop bite and the acidic and slightly smokey coffee edge while dropping a little bit of the sweetness. I really like the cookie/brown sugar/slightly smokey coffee characteristics...the hop level may be a bit brash in the finish, but possible not..the alcohol is not hidden per se, but it certainly compliments most of everything else that’s going on..undecided to whether i think its too sweet or not...but I’ll probably know by the end of the bottle.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
$13.99/550ml. Wine Stop. Honolulu,HI. A black beer with a huge expanding head that leaves big spaces between the bubbles as it fades. The aroma is super. A coffee lovers wet dream. Roasted black coffee but also some berries with some dark fruits. I also get the sense that this has lost some coffee aroma in this. The taste had coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, very grainy, roasted, burnt, and the mouthfeel was very creamy. I love coffee beers, but I like them fresh better. I feel like this beer is probably best when fresh as the coffee is more pronounced. Will seek ought the newest batch.
TrueRates (13) - USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a super deep cloudy black color with a rocky, root beer float-like caramel head. The rocky head disspates within a minute or two down to a 1/2 inch. The aromas were so rich and organic. Brilliant velvety oatmeal, dark burn chocolate malt, lovely rich espresso coffee, and a hint of dry hop. The flavor is just outrageous. Dark chocolate covered espresso beans, silky oatmeal, bright dark malt, bitter coffee, all with a great hop bite at then end brings the palate dry and refreshed. Whichever Belgian yeast was used in this beer made it superb and added much complexity. Astonishing how drinkable this beer is for being 10.9%.
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! Poured a viscous deep dark opaque black, with a dark caramel head. Huge oatmeal, chocolate and coffee aroma, phenomenal. Big ole roasted coffee tastes with a dark chocolate backbone. A little hoppy but not overwhelming. You can taste the oats sneaking in there as well. This beer lingers on the tongue for quite sometime. This is an amazing brew. Who would have thought those little weasel turds would make such a good Imperial Coffee Stout!!!!!
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle tasted in summer 2009.
Pours jet black and side by side with Beer Geek Breakfast. What a different beer!
Aroma was thick dark roasted espresso with some vanilla and chocolate.
Flavor was beautiful bitter smooth coffee.
Mouthfeel is where the biggest difference in the beers comes. The weasel is medium bodied with decent carb, but feels so slick on the tongue and goes down so easily.
Overall, this is one of the best coffee beers in the world and, when compared to beer geek breakfast, demonstrates the difference of using quality coffee in brewing.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle compliments of shawnm213- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a near-black opaque brown color with small brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves some light soapy lacing initially but gives up. Aroma of coffee (weasel droppings?), roasted malts, dark chocolate, earthy hops, toasted caramel, dark fruits (berries, pit fruits, dried fruits), brownies, and dirt. Flavor of coffee, caramel malts, roast, tart dark fruits (berries, plums, figs), metallic notes, cocoa beans, brown sugar, molasses, smoked wood, and alcohol. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a roasty, tart mouthfeel. Very different for an impy stout. Never had anything quite like this before.