Bikeman53 (27) - - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hint of Chocolate and Caramel supplements the Jamaican Roasted Coffee very well. Would recommend
UDBeernut (1269) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my cellar pours motor oil black. Nose is subtle, taste has big chocolate with alight black roasted coffee on the finish. Body feels a bit thin but the mouth is slick and creamy. This reminds me of a chocolate creamsicle.
Chudwick (1576) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
double deuce from outer space - pours somewhere between brown and black with light-brown head and decent lacing. Nose is dark fruit, licorice, and alcohol. Flavor adds rye and light coffee. After reading several review, I was expecting more coffee and some chocolate, but despite all this, I still like this beer. It reminds me more of barley wine than an imperial stout, but what do I know? mildly sweet with pronounced bitterness that one gets from dark chocolate or black coffee. thick? yes.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 11/12/2012. 22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is unimpressive, itís a one finger light khaki color with poor texturing and retention. However, there is a bit of lacing left on the glass.
S: The coffee seems to have faded a bit, but thereís a nice amount of licorice, roasted barley, and roasted nuttiness left in general. Itís not quite FBS, but it works damn well.
T: I notice a lot of initial sweetness - then again, what else would I expect from a Southern Tier stout? Licorice fades out to light coffee, before being supplanted by a roasted (but not charred) barley finish. Thereís also a light hint of booze on the aftertaste. Generally, itís very sweet, and it canít quite get away with it the way Choklat did.
M: This beer is a weird mix of clean and slick. It tries to come across as dry on the finish, but thereís a bit too much lingering sweetness for that to happen. This comes off as hard work at times, due to the strong booziness.
O: I donít know how old this bottle was, but it just wasnít nearly as enjoyable as Choklat to me. Still an okay brew, but far too hard to drink. Iíve said it before today, but I need a fresh bottle, stat!
umich03jm (1333) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice black color with a small beige head that quickly fades. Aroma is sugary sweetness mixed with light roasted coffee. Kinda odd. Taste is the same, way too sweet for a coffee beer. Medium mouthfeel and pretty smooth. Not a fan of this at all. I supposed if youíre the type of person that adds 5 scoops of sugar to your coffee then you might like this.
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown with nice orange highlights as light passed through the glass. There was a very thin mocha head that drops to just a film quickly. The beer had a thick, creamy texture. There is a mild smooth coffee flavor with a nice mellow alcohol warmth along with some chocolate flavor. The Alcohol taste is hidden very well, but a nice alcohol warmth carries all the way through to a mild finish of coffee and chocolate. Excellent beer!!!!!
knickskicks (563) - - DEC 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, tan head. Coffee beans and roasted malts in the nose and taste. Some dark chocolate cake in the taste. Decent body for an imperial stout.
rederic (2794) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle, deep opaque black color, with a tan-colored head, with a mild roasted coffee bean, roasted, toasted, chocolate malty nose, with some dark bitter chocolate baking bar, chocolate cake, chocolate milk, brownie accents, and with some mochaish, cappuccino, ice coffee, chocolate praline, fudgey notes, within a light bran muffin, black coffee, licorice aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth sweet chocolatey, earthy vegetal roasted, grind coffee bean character, with some kind of roasted peanut, dark bitter chocolate, burnt fruitcake, brownie, chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream flavours, with a black, chocolate, roasted, toasted malty backbone, and with a brown sugar, faint milky lactose, black coffee, molasses, dark dried fruit, spicy licorice undertone, leading towards a warming, sweet roasty coffee bean, mocha, cappuccino, black chocolate, roasty bitterness finish.
jbruner (1727) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black on tap with thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste follows with a bitter finish and lasting coffee flavor. Good stuff.
Aurelius (3731) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, chocolate, light molasses and black olive aroma, with vaporous alcohol and a light perfume. Black brew, opaque, no head to speak of, good label on the 22 oz bomber. Rich, sweet, mouthy, sturdy west coast hops, cocoa. Warming -- this is a sipping beer, not a quaffing brew -- drink it too fast and thereís a burn under your diaphragm. Pleasant but assertive roast and hop bitterness. Frothy mouthfeel. Tangy, acidic finish with bitter, dark cocoa. Picked this up at a fire sale at Market Square Liquors, alas, theyíve since sold out of the promos.