gunnar (6183) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours pitch black with a very generous brown head.Roasted coffee aroma, chocolate. Taste of strong coffee, finishes off very bitter. Oily mouthfeel
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This was worth the wait! Pours pretty much jet black, with no light getting through, with a big brown head that lasts very well and leaves plenty of lace. Coffee is first up on the nose, quickly followed by dark chocolate, caramelised sugar, hint of roasted malt and a noticeable trace of alcohol. Flavour is kinda similar in essence but the chocolate is stronger, there is a hint of cream or milk and the alcohol is not so prominent. The coffee bitterness is balanced perfectly by the sweetness and the mouthfeel is soft, smooth and creamy. A fantastic stout; aroma, flavour, everything is spot on. Hope I’ll not have to wait so long to find it again, regardless of cost.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taking it out of order for my 1200th rating - 500cl - Very pungent aroma of roasted coffee, dark malts and cocoa. Flavor is intense. Strong coffee, alcohol and burnt malts roll together in an intoxicating way. Subtle hints of brown sugar and vanilla. Palate is ashy and dry. As much as I thought this was a great brew, it started to get tough to finish at the end. Share yours with someone today!
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours oily thick with a huge brown head. Aroma is big time chocolate, a little roast, and maybe some coffee... Flavor is a lot like Expedition stout without all the bitterness... Really thick mouthfeel... Nice chocolately thick impy stout...
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as a black dog with a dark brown head at first, big bubbles turning into a moon like appearance. Aroma is quite mellow for such a flavoursome drink. Alcohol very well hidden and very easy to drink, very smooth. Obvious coffee and chocolate. Hints of vanilla, roasted malts, hops. I love it, very nice. It’s all about the weasel.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black pour. Turns dark brown on tilt towards the edges. Smells of coffee and oatmeal. Coffee aromas aren’t overwhelming which is important to me. Nice mouth feel. Just enough fizz. Espresso. Bitter finish. Not as complex as I was hoping for.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark motor oil color with light brown head. Very nice lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, oats, chocolate, booze. Taste of expresso, chocolate. alcohol. Bitter finish. Very oily and chewy. Excellent imperial stout. Thanks to Butters for providing this one, and congrats on 1,500 ratings!
Butters (3942) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
For my 1500th rating, at the Butters’ 1500 tasting. Pours a very near black with quick fading brown head. Nose is a very complex roasted oats, marshmellows, alcohol fusels, dark and milk chocolates. Flavors mimic the aroma, but it does not carry the same burning alcohols, more of just a mild boozy warming quality. More chocolates, expresso, and great coffee notes, but not like bitter coffee grounds. Body is medium full chewy, kinda oily as it coats the mouth. Extremely enjoyable beer, and a worthy of the extreme price.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a dark brown body. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, and alcohol. Flavor is espresso, little cocoa, alcohol, and a pungent earthiness. Silky and bitter finish with a silky mouth feel.
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe it’s just my nose but most coffee stouts smell like stale coffee to me. Anyway, it tasted far better than the smell but had an unpleasant alcohol bite coupled with some sweetness at around the 2/3rds mark.