vyvvy (5535) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has cream, heavy coffee, roasty malt, light berries and is overall coffee heavy on the aroma. It has a medium / thick body that’s fairly smooth with soft gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of chocolate, smoothness, roastiness, coffee and a bitterness that seems like it is from coffee or hops, doesn’t seem like it’s from the roasted malt. The finish has more coffee, bit of berries and a hint of apple. While I’ve mentioned coffee a lot in the review and it was heavy on the aroma, the taste was quite balanced and pleasant. Nice beer.
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl can, courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Cheers Dave for bringing this one to Belgium.
Brune foncée, col épais moka.
Arôme présent une bouquet généreux de café ainsi que de levure avec une pointe houblonnée perdurant. La part belle reste tout de même pour le café.
Palais est malté avec un plein de café onctueux le tout se terminant sur une pointe d’amertume typique du café. La bière me rappelle bien la Wake-n-Bake de Terrapin, malt grillé, fini biscuité voire de massepain et au final un soupçon d’amertume. Solide.
gdrydenc (8) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The coffee kicks you in the teeth on this one. Great flavor, the one issue is that it’s a little bit thin for an imperial I feel.
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color. Medium tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate roasted coffee/java and malt aroma. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Lasting coffee finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of coffee with notes of chocolate and malt. Pours an opaque brown with a short lived tan head and nice lacing. Taste Is overall bitter. Strong bitter coffe flavor with hints of dark bitter chocolate and malt sweetness. A bitter coffee aftertaste persists. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, an excellant imperial stout.
phaleslu (9256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Draft at the brewery, served in a pint glass. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a small beige head. The aroma is virtually nothing but coffee. Same with the flavor. Like cold coffee. The body is a bit thin and has a metallic note late. Moderate carbonation. Not really my thing. Re-Rate: So this tastes better from a can than on tap at the source. Go figure. The coffee pops more, and everything is smoother. Upgrade.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 pint @ draught house. Appearance is black, translucent, small khaki head fades. Aroma is definitely coffee, that’s about it! The taste is dark rich coffee, burnt, medium-bitter, and just a tiny bit hoppy. Long aftertaste, lingers. Heavy body, but fizzy on the tongue at the end.
jnkor (356) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was light beer with nice coffee notes, slight sweetness.
appearance was dark color, caramel head bordering on white.
taste was full of coffee, rich and slightly sweet
nice finish, dry, well balanced.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz can) Pours a mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate with a dry finish.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can! Inky black pour! Nose is coffee, earth, dark roast malts! Flavor is coffee, bitter, dark bread, earth! Fantastic, full mouthfeel!