BeerandBlues2 (10327) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy coffee, roast and chocolate malt, prunes and figs, earthy hops, and light licorice notes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, earthy coffee, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
StevieT (807) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Thick and velvety mouthfeel, thin tan head, rich bitter flavours of coffee and chocolate. Great stuff.
hapjydeuce (961) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Oily black with a thick mocha head lacing the glass. Really outstanding appearance. Very nice rich espresso and chocolate aroma, with a hint of dark cherry and pancake batter. Flavor is moderately sweet that begins with vanilla and cacao bitterness. Moves quickly into bitter dark roast coffee. Got a slight bit of metal/tin in the finish with acidity. Medium bodied. Overall really impressive. I’ve only tried a few of their beers... this makes me a fan. Looking forward to trying more from their quiver.
BBB63 (6292) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in snifter: near opaque with a lasting frothy beige head. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate with minimal char or bready notes. Resiny hops with just a hint of citrus. Really this more akin towards an Imperial Dry Stout with the silky but thin mouthfeel and lack of richness. Does hide the alcohol very well. Nice enough (loved the coffee aspect) but not something I would buy again.
gam (3421) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big tan head dark pour aromas roast coffee vanilla malt chocolate mild cocoa lactose hint liquorice the flavours vanilla lactose note rich malty chocolate roast coffee really lovely chocolate in flavour coffee is the same strong bitter malt wins over this imperial some dried fruit the finish best tastes malt sweetness and roast finish bitter backing good imperial
mkel07 (3874) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 060914. Strong and bitter with A deep black colour. Chocolate in the flavour followed by some bitter coffee beans flavours.
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Dark brown in color, thin tan head. Big aroma with coffee and lots of chocolate. The flavor was thick with the same chocolate and coffee. Big beer.
blipp (6489) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Hard roasted malts, big roasted coffee notes, lighter sweetness hintsing at chocolate, and hints of burnt malt. Good, not great.
slowrunner77 (6278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5300! Nice bitter combo of dark Belgian cocoa and coffee. Some hops and roasted malt in the background, but that’s really not the point with this one. Medium bodied and smooth even though well carbonated. Seems like 7%, not 9+."
jtclockwork (9451) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of fresh coffee. roast chocolate, dark chocolate, toasty dark bread and light earthy spices. Medium body.