ineedbeer (837) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Nice light coffee aroma with some nice milk chocolate and some light vanilla notes. A bit of an oak character as well.
Pours a nice deep black with a thick dark mocha head with decent retention. Some moderate lacing and small legs.
Flavor is milk chocolate and coffee. The finishing flavor is coffee and vanilla. A light oak character. Astringency is medium low. No hop flavor and low hop bitterness. A bit of a vegetative note and some oxidation present.
Mouthfeel is full bodied and almost chunky with low carbonation. Low to medium low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall this is a nice beer with some good coffee character. But... I'm jut not sure, it's good but not amazing. The beer is showing oxidization and the complexity isn't quite there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
cnesmark (28) - NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. Nice coffee aroma. Black! Thick, creamy. Strong taste of coffee, medium bitterness. Fresh.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
neongolden (504) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Nov 16 2014) Pours inky black with a small dark tan head that faded to a ring with a bit of lace. Aroma is powerfully strong, pungent coffee, rich dark bittersweet chocolate, sweetish dark malts with hints of dark fruit, a bit spicy. Flavour is as you’d expect after the nose, excellent. Rich, driven by big fairly roasty coffee, dark chocolate core, a little sweet, rather earthy, hints of dark, getting slightly bitter towards the finish with loads of coffee, vanilla, bit of that creamy oat character, moderately roasty. Lingering coffee that seems to last on and on, with persistent chocolate as well. Rich, full creamy mouthfeel, thick from the oats, light carb, no alcohol. Superb coffee imperial stout, the ca phe chon really adds something with its pungency and slightly unusual flavour profile. So drinkable, with layers that I know would reward a sampling on its own rather than in a night of beers. Must drink.
rubenlk (2) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
En flott stout! Snublet over denne på polet, og det var den siste flasken de hadde. Et særdeles heldig funn. Anbefales på det sterkeste!
Christpuncher (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is another incredible beer from mikeller nice chocolate and sweet flavor. Had a draft pour at three floyds brewery. Pours black with a reddish tan head. Super easy to drink for the alcohol content
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobBestwick (595) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong fresh coffee beans aroma. Jet black in colour with a rapidly disappearing head. Very strong black coffee flavour with malty notes. A touch of bitterness in the finish.
Criz (123) - - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice stout with a strange story, look up civecat. Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours deep black with a tan head. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee with flavors of black coffee, toasted oats, and dark fruits. Semi oily body, low carbonation and bitter finish. Paired with a bourbon ball.
subcombicio (167) - Marghera, ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ottima imperial stout con note principalmente di caffè che emergono. Un’ottima alternativa al caffè dopo cena !!! Non proprio l’ideale per un brunch però !!!
Buongiorgio00 (868) - - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attraverso la notte impenetrabile di questa imperial stout, una cascata di note di caffé sfumate di cacao invade il palato, esaltata da un corpo pieno e denso e note calde. Ottimerrima!
Zekada (228) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle form Beergium.com. Smell of vanilla and coffee. Pours black with a medium brown head. Taste has massive vanilla together with coffee and chocolate. Palates is nice and thick, very pleasant. Overall a solid stout. Worth a try.
morten88 (1) - - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Magisk ikke noe annet å sei . Helt fantastisk . Lang varierer smak og en behagelig smak som vare I et minutt