Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Belmont Station.
A: Black with no forecast for sunshine. 1/2" of thick, fluffy cappucino head.
N: Chocolate milk, fudge, Hershey’s syrup, and espresso beans. There is a slightly offputting metallic flavor. Some roasted malt. All in all, it’s well balanced with the sweetness, but it does lose some points for the aforementioned metallic flavor.
T: Coffee forward. Chocolate flavors grow as the beer warms. Milky taste with prominent roastiness. Has some wood and oak elements even if there’s no actual oak aging. Nice stuff.
M: Really thin for the style. If this was labeled a ’single’ stout, I’d be more forgiving.
O: A pleasant afternoon drinker and a beer worth recommending. A little more body and some additional complexity - though, given the ingredients you may not be looking for more - and this would be a real stunner.
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from BevMo. Dark ruby to black in color. Huge coffee nose. Smells like an iced coffee with a bit of chocolate. Huge coffee flavors up front. A little sweetness. Followed by some more bitter coffee. A little one dimensional, as well as a little too hot.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: LoF Imperial Coffee
Date: December 21, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: huge roasted coffee aroma, touch of balancing sweetness, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, caramel sweetness adds to the richness, milky sweetness, light roast
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The coffee flavor is really well balanced. Its not overly bitter but it is at the forefront. Could have used more chocolate though.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has some decent coffee and cocoa notes, the taste is similar with a roasty bitter coffee bite.
haddon90 (1449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a nice tan head. Strong, coffee aroma with some dark chocolate in the background. Nice coffee notes in the flavor with some oats and roasted malt. Very, very good stout with complexities and a unique balance.
Rrauth (1177) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too much coffee not enough chocolate. Nice texture but not for me. Skip in the future
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demmbonz (511) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to snifter. Very thick pillowy brown head floating atop a dark brown body. Taste is brewed coffee with much less bitterness than many coffee beers have, and i enjoy this. Nice chocolatey undertone.
B_Colburn (1) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great full bodied Stout with a stronger coffee flavor allowing the sweetness of the chocolate to take a passengers role. A perfect Christmas morning beer
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce pint - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Dispensed a very dark brown body, I think. I mean, they’ve got some dim-lighting in here tonight, allowing the Christmas lights to light the joint. Oh, topped with a finger of dusky, beige suds.
Smell: You’ve got your notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee -- yep, it’s a coffee-chocolate stout, alright.
Taste: An expected start of roasty grains, dark chocolate, bold coffee, and even some dark caramel. Then, the chocolate and coffee flavors exponentiate. Scant perceived fruitiness. A little acidity. Some bitterness, not much, and some alcohol warmth presenting itself. Roasty, choco-coffee finish with some more alcoholic heat.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. It’s lightly velvety.
Overall: It’s pleasant enough, though not overly complex; it never strays beyond the implied "coffee" and "chocolate" in its moniker.