fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Jet black, with brown generous head. At first the aroma offers strong notes of American espresso, later it gets more creamy, like a cappuccino, probably from the oak. The mouthfeel is very smooth, so the strong roastiness adds an interesting sharp edge to it; the flavor is based on roasted malt that blends with dark coffee beans; the grains and beans provide a degree of acidity that is slightly beyond my liking, and some ashes too, and overall this leaves a metallic feeling; balanced bitterness; very mild sweetness for the style; the oak is not very evident in the flavor.
Expectations met; very good coffee Imperial Stout.
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours black with full off white head. Aromas of sweet coffee. chocolate liqueur, dark berries, and sharp roasted malts. Flavors of dark chocolate, light oak, black coffee and more sharp roasted malts. Excellent.
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Consummation: Coffee, dark chocolate, and lots of malt.
Adjunct: Slight sour chocolate aromatics; dark brown with at thin light tan head; thick and creamy; after a few pulls, some vanilla comes through.
Pretty good...not top class, but close.
trapped (2329) - New York, TURKEY - APR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Opaque dark brown with small beige foamy head, strong coffee aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet mocha taste, medium thick smooth body, long finish. Very balanced and tasty.
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Rattle & Hum, NYC. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Great licorice and wood aroma, caramel, raisins, dark chocolate, figs, some vanilla. Vanilla and wood flavor, licorice, raisins, figs, dark chocolate, some cocoa powder and warming alcohol. Sweet but great.
GenDV138 (6105) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Black Squirrel in DC. Pours a murky black with some tan head. Nose has roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, some brown sugar. Something a bit vegetal lurking. Flavor has malt, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, some chocolate, mild spice, a little booze. Some clear green bell pepper though. Medium bodied and almost a bit watery on the end.
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and oak. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, oak and some subtle vanilla.
bg80 (84) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft with nitro. Rich black color, lovely thick tan head, nice lacing. Mild chocolate and coffee aroma and flavors. Rich dark malty goodness. Medium to full body. Despite the gravity, don’t taste the alcohol. Very rich, satisfying stout.
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Deep black color with a head that lasts. Wow. Very mocha chocolate flavor with a nice aftertaste that balances it out. Good desert beer