auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 Julios Spring Beer Fest. Rich aroma of coffee, oaked tannins, and Mexican vanilla beads. Pour of deep dark oily black, with fine frothy top of sun darkened tan. Flavor is an invigorating and intense coffee, hazlenut, and dry melted belgian chocolate. Nose is warming and sweet, with hits of bourbon and toast. Mouthfeel is tops, with plenty of creamy, sweet goodness to go around. Outstanding! All around a classic. Any beer with Blue Mountain coffee is bound to be good. RERATE. Sharp acerbic and incredibly intense coffee bean roast. Flavor is a highly restrained chocolate, yet lending to a light chocolate nib presentation in a sweet, astringent coffee roast bite. I find it a bit less shallow than I expected. The coffee character is so phenomenal, yet melds with the malt character to create a uniformly impressive presentation. Thereís some nicely charred sweet barbeque sauce that lends to the taste. Itís one of the most unique coffee flavors. Hops lend a nice touch. A most admirably noted beer as having such sophisticated coffee tones, from a fresh hot french press cup, to a steaming shot of dark espresso to a lacing of gourmet liquer. All around awesome!
AWISLguy (1011) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Tosa Wine and Spirits. Pours an opaque black with a tan head leaving some spots of lace. Aroma has heavy roast, chocolate and caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, lactose, heavy espresso and bakers chocolate. Bitter and strong, with a bit of a chocolate chip cookies factor. Full bodied and lowly carbonated. Quite strong and rough. Finishes to the bitter side of bittersweet, with some alcohol presence. And rough. Very tasty and very full bodied - and very extreme espresso.
krompt (611) - - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Why was this discontinued again? Will something better replace it? Fingers crossed.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beige head disappears without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma reminds of peas, sweet, earthy, coffee, chocolate. taste like aroma, sweet aftertaste boozy, roasted malts, porto. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. bottle 65cl
Buongiorgio00 (519) - - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una tenebra cremosa e impenetrabile avvolge il bicchiere. Il gusto Ť intenso di caffť mocha, penetrante e profumato, e poi di malti tostati intrecciati a una delicata dolcezza complessiva che rende estremamente piacevole la bevuta. Grado alcolico inafferrabile.
rxeight (975) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From memory. Had this before my RB days. Apparently thy donít make it anymore. Similar profile to the other black water series. This one had a lot of coffe and was probably the best I the bunch. Unfortunately this and the mocha which are the two best were the ones discontinued.
Howlader (388) - - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle split with friends. Probably the least interesting of the imperial stout series from Southern Tier.
JBPortland (402) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle (3/2012) pours near flat brown/black with a few bubbles. Nose is sweet chocolate and artfical roast coffee. Taste is tootsie roll, dusty cocoa, some dark coffee, hershey syrup, boozy. Finish is sweet syrupy hershey and chocolate, a little coffee. Not great at this stage.
fattybladdy (415) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, pitch black and thick. Nose is chocolatey and sweet. Taste is coffee and chocolate, pretty sweet and very smooth. Solid brew.
Christpuncher (644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good imperial stout but it is way too sweet for my liking. Very sugary and heavily coffee flavored. Smells sweet and like coffee
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Zita (4219) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DōE;light coffe aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonic finish.