broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
In the top 5 RISís iíve had...Coffee flavor is amazing, roast,licorice,cocoa..Deep and complex, I civet you not this might be underrated....yum-me weasel
gregwilsonstl (1280) - Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Motor oil with thin tan head. Sipping on this for brunch between CFA studying and Tony Bís wedding. Life is good. Smells of cocal nibs. Strong coffee flavor that melts slowly on palate and rounds out to chocolate. Really good coffee flavor, not just coffee for sakes of coffee. Hides alcohol well. A trace of vanilla would have had me kick this up to 4.5 or 4.6, which is rare territory for me......(after reading the descripton, I canít believe I just drank poop)
Geiserich (3624) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from SlackerMads during European Swap 2/15, many thanks. Black color, minimal brown head. Aroma is dense and intensive, rich fruity with notes oft dark fruits, dried fruits, berries. Dark raspberry chocolate, cacao powder, light coffee notes. Flavor is also dense and velvety, vanilla, lots of fruity dark chocolate, cacao beans, espresso, some alcohol. Roasty bitter finish. Rich and very tasty.
andrewje41 (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft 6 oz pour at Special Brews. Pours black with a lasting tan foam head. Big chocolate vanilla aroma. Coffee bean flavor up front with a sweet creamy vanilla transition. Super smooth and easy drinking. Lingering mocha chocolate flavor. Incredible stout. Doesnít really taste heavy to me. Loved it.
Bulk_Carrier (2587) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance had a dark brown close to black color with no head nor lacing.
The smell was fabulous with an almost perfect combination of roasted coffee bean to a light milk chocolate and also a decent dark chocolate.
The taste was sweet and roasty pulling together rich roasty coffee notes into milk and dark chocolates finely. A light dry chocolate aftertaste leads to a slightly dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Alcohol really isnít felt, and the carbonation is fairly smooth.
Overall, imperialized oatmeal stout, if anything, well, the aroma and the taste are absolutely enthralling. Pretty sure I just love it for what it is and not necessarily for the style since honestly thereís no such thing as an imperialized oatmeal stout.
AirForceHops (4228) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paid nearly $10.00 for this 11.2 oz bottle at 7/11 Kittery ME. Well, it does live up to the hype and price, canít believe it took me this long to try this! Aroma is real nice; deep roast, burnt espresso bean, earthy soil like note and unsweetened chocolate.
The flavor has a nice amount of depth. It changes after some slow sips. Earthy coffee throughout, thick chewy oats that gives a hearty full body. The texture is dry roast with the alcohol letting you know it is here with a warming after the sip. Mild dark fruit hints. The roast, coffee, dark fruit and chocolate lingering for a good amount after the sip. Very savory and great, maybe just a tad overpriced because of the coffee beans.
TheCametron (2014) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. So good Iíve got a cupboard full of them. Pours a perfect engine oil black with a bronze head. Aroma hums of coffee and roasted malt. So much flavour. Itís a big stout. Coffee, chocolate, charcoal and vanilla. Itís thick, boozy and incredibly complex. You couldnít tire of it.
ghendrix (143) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Feline shit beer... interesting... pours almost pitch black, very thick and oily, barely any bubbles, just a thin ring of beige around the glass. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, nuts, cocoa, fudge, oats, perhaps a touch of cognac. The complexity and richness of this one is exceptional. Itís like a chocolate brownie soaked in cognac-spiked coffee, but also with a lot of depth and other smaller aromas lurking behind it. Itís medium sweet and bitter, well balanced without overwhelming any of the full flavour. Booze is barely noticeable. Full body; rounded, smooth, slick feel; long tasty finish. This is one of the very best.
orpheusiv (3) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Stoutfest during Seattle Beer Week. Everything about it was very impressive. Deep, rich and complex. Hint of tart but no fruit to speak of. Usually the coffee flavor in stouts is pretty basic but it was clear this coffee is different.
tcon25 (196) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour at Brouwer?s Seattle beer week stout fest, this beer is awesome so smooth so much flavor, loved this beer, one of the best stouts. Try it if you can. A++
maxodom (44) - - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pour. a good oatmeal stout with rich flavors, but i dont find it that different some other oatmeal stouts (Founders comes to mind).