andyhwcinc (1711) - 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.
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong dry bitter coffee notes with some roasted malt is dominant. Taste is also dominated by strong dry coffee notes that also veered into astringency territory. Some black chocolate notes are also perceptible. Body is about average with nice level of carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but coffee notes are almost too powerful for the overall balance of this beer.
rejtable (1924) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottleshare. Pours black with limited head and no lacing. Nose/Flavour espresso, vanilla, dark chocolate. Taste is big bitter big sweet. Mouth medium body with lively carbonation. Nice beer!
cards04 (2466) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Justin for this gift from Chicago. Pours a smooth black with dark head. Aromas are predominately dark roast coffee with notes of bitter chocolate. Flavours follow suit. Lots of coffee, some lactose and chocolate. Not getting a lot of vanilla with this though. Very nice imperial stout.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, loads of coffee grind, light vanilla, light chili powder, bitter chocolate, interesting. In mouth, an intense bitter chocolate with coffee grind, Oyster pulp, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago.
yourilevesque (693) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dégustée chez Janick. Merci à Roger, Marc-André et Stéphane. Bière bien noire, dégustée dans le noir. Il fait bien noir. Pas de mousse, sinon un mince anneau beige en surface. Beaucoup d’arômes de café, de caramel et de malts rôtis. Ça sent très bon mais rien de léger. Texture sirupeuse et huileuse, saveurs douces, je détecte des notes d’alcool, de café aussi bien sûr, de la torréfaction et également de la mélasse sur une importante base maltée. Très bonne et facile à boire!
weark (494) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof - De couleur noir avec une fine mousse beige qui dure bien et laisse une petite dentelle sur le verre - Au nez des arômes de malt rôti, de café, de sauce soja de houblons terreux - En bouche des arome de café, de vanille, alcool, une pointe de fumée - Corp ample, bonne amertume, bonne carbonation, final sur le café - très bonne impérial stout, très complexe j?adore
Bacterial (2451) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour with no head. Slight smokey nose with a hint of coffee. Sweet malty beer. Just a hint of coffee in the finish. Ok.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black color with a toasted beige head, slightly frothy, creamy, & quick to recede. Aroma of French pressed, French roast coffee. Very rich, deep, dark, & semi-bitter. A touch of dark malt sweetness balances the huge roasted aromas, but also adds another element of char in the periphery. Body on this one is super creamy, velvety, chewy, & silky... Wow, excellent mouth feel. Huge coffee flavor up front. Good mix of "bitter-roast" & "creamy-sweet". A touch of booze, licorice, dark cacao bean, & plum hangs around the outside, but roasted coffee beans are certainly the star of the show. Really nice coffee beer.
ebone1988 (613) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some booze, bready. Appearance is black, brown head, poured light. Taste is roasty, some chocolate, lots of coffee, some booze. Mouthfeel is great, oily, creamy, lots of coffee aftertaste, malty, nice. Overall, a real nice coffee stout.
koleminer20 (1372) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. The pour is a dark dark brown with a thin tan collar of head and no lace. The area is pretty big on coffee. There is a great licorice on the nose backed up by a little booziness. The malts balance out well, and this is just a good smelling offering. The flavor is decent. There is a lot of chocolate malts up front, rolling through a good licorice and into a great coffee induced aftertaste. This is smooth and rich. The mouth feel is a little light, but the soft carbonation helps it come across a really creamy. I like how the booze is well hidden and you don't get the same level as in the nose. Well done, but could be a little thicker
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