NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
[march 18, 2009]
Big thanks to Tronraner for sharing this one. Pours near black with a very nice head. Loads of coffee is very obvious in the nose, but it is more juicy than sharp and roasty. Chocolate, oats, and ash are here as well. The palate is not giant, but just right for what we’ve got here. Lingering bittersweet, fruity coffee is the highlight of this one. Notes of vanilla wafers, cedar, and chocolate oats are also present. This is really a tasty treat.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour, smooth and viscous with a tall khaki head. Big coffee nose, like fresh espresso and coffee ice cream. Silky palate, thick body. Very well balanced throughout, not much to the acidity from the coffee but enough hops to keep it in check. Roasted malts pull dark chocolate and a soft earthy note. Really top notch in every way.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Eulogy Belgian Tavern shared with puzzl and feedmecookies. Deep brown beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is loaded with soft herbal coffee aroma. Fairly prominent heavy licorice character with a salty sort of roastiness. Earthy and coffeeish. Sweet and thick with a very syrupy palate and a fairly boozy component. This is a big monster of a beer. Big and loaded with coffee, but not enough to hide the fact that this is a big imperial stout. I like it, but these really big beers kind of bore me a little bit.
Swolf3 (261) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Robert. Poured black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Taste is similar with some toffee and chocolate. Really nice beer.
IrishBoy (3684) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from AgentSteve shared by Odeed. Nose of coffee, chocolate, caramel, prunes, bubblegum, and some light hoppiness. Opaque dark brown with rusty edges and a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, light bitterness, and some toffee. Silky body with a lightly bitter finish.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle for agent steve)dark brown body with a foamy brown head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.the aroma is a complex mix of oatmeal,chocolate,coffee,roasted malts,and alcohol.the flavor is much of the same with the alcohol hiddena nd some powdered cocoa notes.palate is damn smooth.this is some serious shit.no pun intended.
Tmoney99 (9580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06.
A - Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing.
S- Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma.
T - Heavy bittersweet roasted black coffee malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration.
M - Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
D - This is a standout beer.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly brought by Ole R
Lovely head, pitch black beer.
Strong coffee aroma, a hint of weasel, perhaps.
Dry cocoa, complex coffee aroma. Almost citrus sharpness, but this is blended well with the rest. Dry mouth feel in the tail.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, roasty coffee dominates the aroma on this one. Lots of sweet chocolate, followed by the cat shit coffee, with a bit of bitterness in the end. There was an odd fruity aspect to this, perhaps from the coffee bean? Pretty good, but there are plenty of local Coffee Stouts that are as good and better. Certainly wasnt worth my 17 bucks for a 500ml.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Pitch black. Medium-sized light beige head. Dark caramel aroma with hints of licorice. Dark chocolate. Thick mouthfeel with delicate flavours. Lots of rich choclate and coffee. Wonderfully balanced. I love the texture. It is just fantastic. Very complex. Slightly acidic, but that is likely because of the dark roasted malts. Creamy. There is also a bit of piney hops, but because of the richness it hides in the background. A winner.