RobertDale (4104) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Excellent.
Maris (1119) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 650ml bottle on 3/3/2015. Pours the deepest, darkest brown, with a small to medium tan head. Has a gorgeous powerful aroma of coffee, with some cocoa in the mix. The flavour is dominated by coffee, and ably assisted by dark and milk chocolate, with just a hint of dark fruit and soy in the background. Sweet but not overly so, with a moderate to firm roasty bitterness countering. Has a creamy palate and average carbonation. A really well made, beautifully balanced impy.
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, 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 (925) - 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 (970) - Carlsbad, 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 (6395) - 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 (3518) - 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 (4031) - 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 (5117) - 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 (6722) - 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.