gruberm (270) - - NOV 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black liquid and a dark brown head. Strong and obvious chocolate smell. Creamy taste with strong odd astringent twinge and a bitterness likely from the espresso. Pleasant.
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Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells and tastes coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, smoky with a coffee, roasted malt mild bitter finish.
Linnet (937) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: tons of espresso, rich roastiness, cocoa, licorice, dry and lots of acidity, woody, soy sauce.
Ap: black colour, medium Brown head, lacing.
T: coffee, coffee and then some more coffee, big bite, salty, rather dry for a beer with this ABV, lots of alcohol.
P: fullbodied, soft carbonation, bitter, roasty and warming finish.
O: I love the original, this was not as enjoyable for med personaly.
o_Merlin_o (129) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge, dark and long lasting head. Fair lacing. Muddy brown body. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, prunes, pork, and soy sauce (yes, an odd combination). Creamy, softly carbonated texture, with a bittter finish. Light sweetness, moderately acidic, with a heavily bitter aftertaste. Looks like motor oil and smells/tastes like coffee!
demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to snifter. Bitter coffee aroma. Minimal head. Sweet dark roast with huge coffee kick. Very nice.
steeleliver (110) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour, and no light coming through except around the edges. Taste is of roasted malts and coffee, very thick palate. It’s a bit of a challenge to drink a full glass, so I would recommend the smallest pour you can get. Very well done, definitely not a session beer.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 28MAR13 (OMG! - the coffee flavor probably died out already!)
It’s black as expected with a fine central dome and ring with etching in between that is toasted tan. Smells of coffee, cocoa, more coffee, some leather, some dark fruits, some toasted malts. Flavor follows suit: coffee is dominating, sharp, almost astringent. Beer is sweet, toasted, roasted, dry soil, some bitterness, some resin and cocoa fudgy dough. Full bodied with moderate carb and a nice wetting finish, overall pretty silky. Nice beer.
vikage (118) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit tart chocolate and coffee aroma. Although less coffee that expected. Some dark fruits and alcohol can be found aswell.
pretty dark with beige head , although could have been darker
Intense bitterness with lots of coffee in the taste. Long burnt finish.
Really full body, low carbonation, creamy texture.
It is a nice imperial stout but I prefer the ordinary one from Stone. The coffee take all the attention in the taste. The ordinary imperial stout have more complexity and balance
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is inky black, tan head, little retention/some lace. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, booze, vanilla. Taste is lightly bitter, espresso, fudge, dark chocolate, booze. Palate is soft, lightly creamy, slick, light bitter finish. Enjoyed it.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best before Dec 2016 (Swedish tag)
Black color with medium sized brown head. The coffee aroma seems to me pungent, and like coffee grounds; these guys should go to Italy and try an espresso there. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is relatively smooth; strong flavor of roasted malt and coffee, a bit abrasive, with moderate residual sweetness, quite strong bitterness; roasted nuts too.
Good beer, well brewed, although I don’t think coffee has a place in beer.