chuckstout (290) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
coffee, peppers, roast and chocolate. pours a deep black with a dense mocha colored head that dissipates quickly. Smooth and creamy great mouthfeel, very well balanced with a big coffee flavor.
angel77 (1157) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 65 cl en el Lupulo. Septiembre de 2013. Alucinante birra con gran sabor a tostados y café y más café, con un cuerpo fuerte y denso. Una gran imperial stout. Imprescindible repetir de nuevo.
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl bottle, served in Duvel cup. Pours pitch black with medium brown creamy head. Complex aroma: roasted malts, caramel, coffee and hints of vanilla and grape. Strong taste: more roasted malts and cooffe than the aroma, very little sweetness. Some hops on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation. Good beer.
tderoeck (5303) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/XII/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2013-1133) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, mocha, coffee grit, burnt caramel, vanilla. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty sweet, heavy caramel, alcohol, sugary, fudge, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: overripe banana, sweet, caramel, dark chocolate, mocha, some coffee, vanilla, sugary. Not bad, but a bit too sweet for my liking.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer with a decent pale tan head. Palate is slightly viscous and a little soft. Smooth dark malt and dark malt cream well integrated with smooth coffee and a touch of dark fruits. Smooth finish. Good stuff from this very good brewer.
madvike (2984) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours pretty dark with a ring of tan bubbly head. Nose is milky with some coffee and some lightly roasted dark malt. Taste is the same--roasty finish and a little pepper heat (?). Medium-bodied and well-carbonated. Good, but I was expecting more based on what I’ve heard about this one.
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Kenny 09/12/13.
Light black with a thin tan covering.
Nose is big espresso roast, spice, dark chocolate, light roast.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa, spice, coffee blast, dark malts, touch of dark fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry light roast closure.
Decent coffee fuelled impy - would revisit any time!
maneliquor (3328) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a big thanks to Ken. Pours dark brown with a small off white head which quickly disappears. Nose is big and bitter espresso, vanilla essence and pepper and spice. Taste is very espresso like, moderate dates, big tobacco, rich and burnt brown sugar sweetness. Very ashy. Balanced ok for a big coffee beer. Not bad
Damico (2722) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick, dark black like oil without much of a head. The aroma brings smooth delicious roasted coffee and some smooth booze. The body is creamy, not too full, with big flavors of coffee and smooth spicy malts, almost like bourbon barrel going on here.
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - big thanks to Kenneth, pours dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Inviting aroma, nice coffee, some dark fruits, chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, tons of coffee, dark bread, earth, chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, lots of filter coffee, some roasted malts, cocoa. Good balance. I like it.