magsinva (879) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - pours pitch with a finger of milk chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste leans sweet. Palate is dry, but surprisingly thin. While it has big alcohol, it is surprisingly subdued. Overall, solid, but not outstanding.
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Leesburg. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Huge roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes on the nose. It does punch you in the nose a little bit. Fair amount of coffee on the tongue. Not as bold as on the nose. Solid winter warmer.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is the best part of this beer. Notes of mocha coffee with a nice brightness to the coffee scent. Usually the coffee in these things smells bitter and burnt, not so here. Appearance is black with a thin tan head that leaves quickly, no lacing, no sheeting. Taste is More of a traditional stout than I was expecting fromt he nose. Coffee somehow gets lost and chocolate isn’t even there. Overall it’s a good beer and I really like the bottle design. In fact some of these lips of faith bottles are some of the best looking out there. Perfect for making your own DIY bomber beer glasses.
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, light vanilla, and coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger khaki head that has okay retention. There is some spotty webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of dark chocolate. The finish has moderate roasted coffee, lighter milk chocolate, faint vanilla, a hint of plum, and alcohol. It’s medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall...solid, but I usually expect more in your face coffee flavors when I see an Imperial Coffee Stout.
crossovert (7581) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ON tap. I find it a bit thin and underwhelming. Not a huge blast of coffee mostly cocoa and caramel.
legion242 (2229) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a heavy black with a khaki head leaving whispy lacing. Nose of coffee and follows thorugh in the mouth with more coffee flavours then chocolate.
dfearnley (1033) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle to flute
Coffee, dark chocolate and burnt malts. Deep opaque brown with a thin bubbly tan head. Taste is almost pure coffee to me with a tinge of sourness. It's full bodied, thick and creamy. The coffee is too much for me, but my tasted partner loves it.
bigaddie (75) - - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really STRONG stout, heavy on the coffee side. Would have liked a bit more of a dark chocolate taste which would have been more balanced, but I appreciate the guts!
The flavors last long - highly recommend this stout!
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oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 22oz bomber. Has a black color with Brown head. Aroma is coffee and moca. Taste is lots of coffee and chocolate.
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a thin creamy tan head. Nose gives off exactly what you’d expect from the name: cocoa powder and freshly brewed black coffee, with not much else to speak of. Flavour of bitter cocoa powder, black unsweetened coffee, and some light roast. Actually quite a light body for the style, with considerable bitterness from the coffee and unsweetened cocoa. ABV is not detectable, so combined with the light body, I wouldn’t have guessed this was anywhere close to 10% - maybe 7%. Decent, but underwhelming impie - feels too "safe".