HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aged at 54 degrees for about 5 months since purchased. Jet black pour with a frothy milk chocolate head. The head fades after a few moments leaving trace lacing on the glass. Great nose. Anise and sugary/creamy coffee. Huge flavor. Big coffee roast without bitterness until after the sip is long gone. Some warming alcohol at first but not overpowering considering the high ABV. Palate isn’t as thick as I anticipated. This beer is quite drinkable and has a thin, oily mouthfeel.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Dark with large brown head. Coffee and a bit alcoholic. Dry. I actually prefer the Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast since it is not that strong. Nevertheless, this is a really good beer.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a unique brew for sure. Pours pretty thick and clumpy towards the end - unlike any I’ve seen before. Aroma is mostly roasted malt and some coffee notes. Flavor is smooth - classic IRS plus unique coffee flavors. Not extremely complex but the blend is extremely satisfying. Mouthfeel is sticky and creamy. Very good.
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce bottle purchased at Perry’s in Livermore, CA. Anise, slightly ethanolic aroma with some roasted notes, too. I don’t really detect too much in the way of coffee. Not an overly impressive nose. Opaque dark brown/black body with a large, brown foamy head and great lacing. Very attractive. Lots of roastiness and chocolate flavors to start, before it becomes pretty burnt and boozy. This does have a very nice smooth and creamy body. Finishes a bit fruity and astringent. I don’t get too much in the way of coffee in this, and I personally thought that this was a pretty boring beer. Certainly doesn’t come close to most of the other coffee stouts (Speedway Shit, Peche Mortel, Founder’s)
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You always remember your first times. Kissing a girl. Riding a bull. Jumping out of an airplane. And drinking a stout made from droppings of a civet.
The beer was phenomenal and quite an experience, but honestly..I couldn’t tell the coffee used in it was from a civet, but apparently it was so I’m going with it. Roasted coffee, alcohol, rich vanilla cream and dark chocolate dominate the nose. Flavor seemed to echo the aroma, with coffee being the most pronouced, but there was a light sourish/tangy effect, that went with what I thought was dark chocolate chips...like a cheap bakers chocolate almost. There was enough dark fruity sweetness and alcohol in here to notice, but seemed in the right amounts. Silky smooth mouthfeel, just coats the mouth. Great beer.
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a huge tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is coffee, sweet malt, with a bitter finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured deep brown nearly black with a light brown head. Roasted coffees and a little bit of booze on the nose. Great tasting brew with a big coffee profile and smooth, alcohol sweetness to counter. I wonderfully bold brew.
elhefeweizen (38) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a superb beer, something of a concept sell because of the coffee sort, but still extremely flavorful. Chewy, thick, creamy mocca colored head. A meal in a bottle. One of mikkellers finest.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deliciously jet black pour with a filthy brown head that leaves nice tan lacing. Aroma is burnt toast and coffee, but some sweet vanilla, oak and dark fruit notes. Flavor is just shockingly strong coffee and chocolate flavor, and astringently bitter. Chewy mouthfeel, finishes like you just ate unsweetened chocolate covered coffee beans. This is everything an imperial stout should be, nothing it’s not. Unless you don’t like coffee, but then why the hell would you buy this beer?
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. black with a khaki head. nose is ummm, coffee and roasted malts perhaps? thickness is great and the coffee hangs around for a long time with the roastiness coming in to visit in the end.