starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout
A- looks a bit thin. Pours a reddish brown, almost like a porter. I'm seeing a lot of bubbles. Average looking tan head. Ruby highlights around the edges. This doesn't look like an Imperial Stout at all.
S- smells like fresh brewed cup of Johann. Some chocolate notes, but mostly like an awesome brewed cup of coffee. Smells very good.
T- more coffee flavor than chocolate, but both are there. Bitter chocolate notes with some sweetness. The quality of the coffee is the star in this beer. Tastes pretty good.
M- Surprisingly thin. Too much carbonation, and very thin. Did I mention that it was thin? Also has a pretty big alcohol burn at the back of the throat.
O- this beer smells great and tastes good, but sadly after that, it doesn't offer much. Given the name of the beer, the mouthfeel fails horribly. The carbonation is a bit too high as well. It went down pretty easy though.
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Doug. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong roast, coffee bean, and toffee. Thick mouthfeel with rich chocolate and strong coffee roast. Good.
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
New Belgium needs to just brew this beer! It is awesome and leaves you feeling like you just hit a homerun! Pours a dark chocolate and fills the room with coffee aromas! Taste is excellent and is worthy of all craft beer lovers.
Lemke10 (680) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a very dark brown/black color with a slight brown head. The aroma is very strong with coffee and some malt tones. The taste is heavy with malt flavors and hint of coffee. The taste starts off good but as you drink the bottle, it does get very malty and chalky. A good beer but it could use some improvement.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, and somehow I can’t remember where I got it. Wine and Cheese Place? Somewhere in St. Louis, I think. Anyway, it pours a deep, not opaque brown color with a small beige head. Notes of dark chocolate, nuts, roasted and toasted malts, coffee and cocoa beans. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I don’t see this one getting better than it is now, and actually showed signs of not being at its prime.
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Backlog) 22 oz bottle. The look is dark in color, black color, lacing tan head. The smell is coffee, roasty, nice, malt, dark chocolate, good complexity. The taste is roasty, malts, coffee, chocolate, rich, and ok.
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with the boys, pours a dark black pour with a small java head. Nose is predominately fresh strong roasted coffee. Taste is like a cup of fresh joe with sweet chocolate. Alcohol well hidden. Finish is malty with a sweet coffee and chocolate ending. Delicious. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and nice aroma of coffee beans and espresso. Taste is all coffee and espresso, comes through nicely with chocolate and roasted malt with a coffee roast finish. Delicious beer and great for coffee lovers
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, brown-black with a small tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and toffee.
Taste of dark roasted coffee, caramel, toasted/charred malt, charcoal and toffee.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Let’s do this. Didn’t see this coming off the LoF series.
Pours black with a fine mocha central dome and rim. Smells of cocoa, milk chocolate, light roasted coffee and some oats. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, some biscuit and fudge brownies, but not sweet. A bit of oatmeal as well. Medium bodied with moderated carb and an off dry, a little too dry finish. This is a lighter take on the triad of coffee, chocolate and stout, and decent. It should be a one off for certain.
Serving type: bottle
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Loads of coffee and chocolate with very nice roasty notes. One of my favorites.