hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an off white head. Yep, lots of coffee - nice, I like coffee in my coffee beers. Dark fruits, vanilla, and chocolate too. Medium alcohol in the finish.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark brown black with almost no head. A really strong coffee aroma comes off as I swirl it in my glass. Lots of coffee, bakers chocolate, and vanilla. Similar flavors that are really sweet. As it warms up the coffee and dry roast flavors compete with the sweet molasses malts. A touch of heat near the finish. Although sweet, a decent beer.
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to McCain04. Pours black with tan brown head. Nose and taste of roasted coffee, roast chocolate malt, vanilla, coffee grounds and sweet milk chocolate. Finishes dry roasted black coffee. Medium body.
PhillyCraft (3692) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle compliments of Tom shared with a few others. Poured black with light khaki head, not a whole lot of lacing to note. Aromas and flavor of heavy coffee, ample hops, vanilla extract, roasted beans, and bitter dark chocolate. Strong, sticky, and boozey but all in a good way.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with Vincent and others. Pours black with thin beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, spruce, pine, and earthiness. Fairly sweet and a little hot with a bitter finish. A lot of hop flavor for a stout, balanced by the coffee.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22oz bottle into 12oz snifter. Black with thin tan head and stong coffee aroma. Tastes of burnt, floral coffee, malts and a bit of chocolate. Thinner than what Im used to for the style.
hombrepalo (1913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber.Pitch black, brown head. Aroma: vanilla, so much coffee, lovely fresh coffee, like a cold cup of coffee, smells wonderful. Flavour: Holy cow, a wonderful cup of cold coffee, chocolate, bitter, medium mouthfeel with a long coffee finish
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark, black coffee color. Medium head and some lacing. Dark roast, coffee, cocoa aromas. Distinct coffee flavor, with some bitter-sweet aftertaste.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Thanks to the guys... Pours with a slight stillness upfront with a deeper stouty black hue, lesser intense edges with auburn tones and topped with a thin wispy medium khaki head... Aroma of of chocolate and coffee notes upfront, sweet molasses and brown sugar through the middle. Coffee is most dominant with the chocolates fudge aspects not too far behind... Flavors are more of the same with a foreboding sweetness through the middle as well as through the finish where a light bitter astringency fortunately cuts through. Earthy and fuller bodied with an adequate level of carbonation.
andyhwcinc (1585) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at a friends house while watching Anaconda, for some reason. Appearance is moderately thick pitch black with a rich frothy white head. Aroma its very bitter coffee and chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, very light sweetness. Taste is fantastic. Rich dark chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla notes, utterly rich coffee profile, more of an espresso richness. Vanilla is pure and doesn’t taste like extract was used, more like vanilla beans were integrated. This brewery does great things with imperial stouts.