stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a black beer with almost no head (light brown). The aroma is rounded with coffee, roasted malt and licorice. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is roasted, with a good body, has slight notes of alcohol. Overall this beer has a good balance and complexity. A very good beer considering it is brewed on stuff that has been through the digestionsystem on a weasel.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.Pours jet black with a huge coffee colored head.Very appealing .Big aroma of roasted malts and lot’s and lot’s of coffee.Hints of chocolate.The taste is in the same vain with lot’s of coffee and roasted flavors.Really silky smooth on the tongue .Heavenly, a world class beer
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Hands down, the best coffee stout I’ve ever had...now I can’t say it competes with "The Shit" but it’s pretty f’ing good. Pours a dark, silky black with no head...nose is just an intense amount of fine coffee with a bit of black cherry and baker’s chocolate apparent as well. The thing I love the most about these impy’s from overseas is the body...they don’t seem to go for the thickest or heaviest brew imaginable. The body is ridiculous drinkable but with a nice silkiness and perfect carbonation. I’ve got to assume it’s the yeast strain they use. Anyways...flavors consisted of strong, elite-level coffee, mild chocolate, some roasted nuts and a bit of anise. Excellent.
rane (935) - Nibe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 Bottle. Black with brown head. Aroma coffee, roasted malts, hopps. Taste coffe roasted malts and hopps. Long finish. Nice beer and worth a try even though it doesn´t quite meet my expectations.
gam (3478) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich brown head carbonation good,large craters forming in the head as it dissolves great look,aroma coffee,from the rich dark pour,rich and smooth,liccorice and caramel come to mind,flavour velvety like at first,bitter tops,caramel oats smoothness,sweetness not as strong as bitter but a good mixture,at 10% alcohol it is very easy drinking.Hints of dark fruits in there with the mild smooth richness,finish bitter/sweet velvet like so smooth going down.
vtafro (4372) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with huge brown head. Coffee, roasted dark malt. This was dominated by the roasted flavor, better than what i expect from cat droppings.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - AUG 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mother of all hell...this was a treat. Pourfed impossibly thick with absolutely no light showing through. Smelled like cough syrup, burned coffee, ink, oil, jet exhaust, and overripe blackberries. Taste was strong, complex, but this beer was sort of thrust upon me moments after waking up from a jet-lagged slumber so it was a bit difficult to try and take it all in. I just let the sick syrupy smoothness run down my throat as I felt it coat my spine.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 50cl. Pitch black with a huge nicely remaining deep beige head which leaves a beautiful lacework. The aroma is of roasted malt, nougat, almonds, black chocolate and coffee. Fantastic complex taste. Full bodied. Roasted malt, nougat, almonds, chocolate pralines, coconut, homemade caramel, vanilla, figs and hops showing up. Good bitterness. A tad salty. Strangely reminiscent of Rochefort 10. Long finish which is reminiscent of eucalyptus, vanilla, dark chocolate and almonds. A top notch Imperial Stout. Mikkeller Black Hole is even better in my opinion.
skortila (4712) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Tnx to thewolf! Aroma is very fine. It has roast, coffee, some chocolate, bit earthy. Mind blowing. Black coloured beer with a lasting, nice brown head. The taste is slightly sweet, bitter. It has high quality coffee, roast, some hint of hops, earthiness. Medium bodied (bit thin for the style) with quite some carbonation. Outstanding beer, but it would be absolutely stunning if it had slighly more body and a little less carbonation.
JorisPPattyn (8226) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Towering, then collapsing dark beige head, irregular, over jet-black beer. Pretty outspoken coffee aroma (that’s an eufemism, OK?) and some ureum, and an aroma as from animal fur or warm leather. Harsh, nearly tart roasted coffeebean flavour, followed by a peculiar velvety, near-sweetness. Very roasted flavours and unusual esters and other aromatic components. Moccha finish, with a little piece of bitter chocolate presented. Velvety MF, burning sensation at the same time; density as from crude oil. I’m not a coffee nut, so I miss the importance of the sh*tstory. It’s just a slightly different, but very rich Imperial Coffee Stout.