devman171 (522) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with thick brown head. Aroma is rich roasted coffee and roast. No animal dung present. Taste is very big dry roasted coffee, very rich coffee almost 1 note. Further sips bring chocolate and a light sweet alcohol
Niall73 (699) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at mikkeller bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is rich, sweet coffee - tiramisu-like. Full body, mild carbonation. Yum. Sweet coffee cake, vanilla, chocolate then nice bitter boozy finish. It's really good.
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drsordr (572) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours opaque black with tan head. Nose coffee roast, toast, hint of oatmeal, some booze. Taste strong dark roast coffee, bakers chocolate, big mid palate bitter. Smooth mouth. Roasted bitter finish.
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BarryKonrad (81) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Lervig edition. Pours pitch black, with a thick dark brown head that soon vanishes. Nice aroma of coffee of course, roasted malts, some dark fruits. Thick and oily on the palate, with a flavour that’s both sweet and bitter, with roasted coffee, a hint of vanilla, and a superb bitter and dry finish of coffee. The alcohol is well hidden. A great beer.
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mikkeller SF, San Francisco. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Massive coffee, hints of chocolate and roasted malts. Super soft and very easy to drink. Fabulous.
Unde (215) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark brown coloured beer with big cinnamon coloured head on top. Lacing sticks to the glass as the head slowly goes away. Aroma has lots of sweet dark chocolate, milk coffee, roasted dark coffee, brown sugar and interestingly some citrus and herbs. After warming up a little, some salty licorice pops up. Taste has sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts and bitter roasted black coffee at the end. Salty licorice comes after warming up. Oily mouth feel and nice carbonation makes this beer the ultimate imperial stout. Mind blowing.
jjgmd (1085) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, been waiting for this one. Pours a darkish brown black pour with a mocha airy head. Nose is straight up roasted coffee. Taste is roasted malt with a strong bitter coffee taste. Warms the palate nicely and finishes on the strong bitter coffee notes. A must try. Quaff Score 8/ 10
zgaier (1051) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a brown head and strong pleasant coffee, java aroma. Taste is of bitter, strong coffee notes throughout with underlying creamy java, chocolate, burnt roast, and vanilla while full bodied and a smooth mouthful. Very flavorful bitter tasting coffee stout
boxofrane (1714) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So ready for this bad boy. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head. The head dissipates quickly but leaves a ton of bubbles of uneven size. The aroma has tons of coffee, chocolate, some vanilla notes, and some cocoa sweetness. The taste is bitter chocolate and has the most incredible coffee flavor. True coffee ground flavor and a big bitter bean finish. Incredible texture that just dominates the palate. I think this is the best stout I’ve ever had.
SetauketBrewer (8) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours beautifully black as night. Very thin dark brown head just kisses the top of the pour. Fantastic coffee aroma on the nose as well as a deep roasted small, almost like an oak aged beer. Oatmeal give the beer an amazingly smooth mouthfeel. Deep roasted coffee flavor. Very bitter on the initial sip as fresh brewed coffee and coffee grounds grab the tounge. Slightly sweet caramel notes run down the center on the tounge leading to a wonderfully dry finnish.