50belair (2507) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Coffee District. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Expresso and roasted malt aromas. Huge expresso notes dominate the dark and somewhat bitter roasted malts. Good body with a decent mouthfeel..
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This poured inky black with about a finger and a half worth of a mocha colored head. The aroma was of chocolate, toffee, vanilla and of course...ESPRESSO. The flavor followed the nose almost exactly, with the espresso tying all the other flavors together nicely. This beer drank smooth as silk and I could hardly detect the alcohol...scary! What a truly magnificent beer!!!
McNeillR (1391) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with slight brown with big oxidation and slight tan head. Very smooth initial taste, almost cream cheese consistency. Firm enough lift of coffee but more smooth almost chalky malt tick. Linger of pepper but all super solid.
Bottle, Deeblo Doesn’t Rate Tasting, Thanks to BenH for the legwork and Mike for sending.
ExpendableHero (766) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a frothy, tan head. Aromas are of powerful dark coffee. Tastes of lots of earthy notes, heavy dark coffee, and muted dark chocolate notes. The coffee really overpowers the chocolate flavors, which is unfortunate. Finish is of bitter coffee. Mouth feel is oily and syrupy. Not watery at all, this is a monstrous coffee beer. A sipper, one to sit back and enjoy.
ebrodeur (8) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The coffee bean always gives a stout something a little extra. As good as always with a hint of something different.
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dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very intense coffee on top of a great IRS. Pours black with tan head, looks like a dark coffee. Tastes like espresso, the coffee really dominates. Hops are masked by the coffee and some of the chocolate gets lost. It’s a coffee bomb, but a very tasty one. Dry, sticky finish.
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours BLACK with a small nutty head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, and slight hops. Flavor is bang on imperial stout with a great coffee tang, slight tartness.
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CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle: pours an oily opaque with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and espresso roasted aroma. Starts with good rich chewy sweetness with some dark chocolate and a good amount of espresso. Finishes slightly drier and bittersweet with some lingering coffee and dark chocolate. True to style, complex and enjoyable.
johnnnniee (2515) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I finally got my hands on a bottle of this elusive brew.
Pours a solid black color with a decent sized tan head that doesn’t stick around very long. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, molasses, a hint of earth and dark fruit. The flavor is what was promised in the aroma. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy silky smooth mouthfeel. Wow, that’s a great stout right there! The espresso is subtle and doesn’t whack you in the face like some other coffee beers do. Great base beer as always and the coffee addition is superbly done! Put some in a barrel!
jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bomber into snifter glass. Pours jet black with a chocolate tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is amazing! Chocolate, coffee, liquorice, and a hint of smoke. Taste is huge! Milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, toffee, liquorice, oak, and hints of dark fruit. Alcohol comes through strong and with a nice burn. Even so, this is very smooth and drinkable. Incredible long finish that leaves an insanely delicious chocolate and espresso aftertaste. Huge full body, thick chewy texture, medium carbonation. I have to go with a perfect rating here, I absolutely LOVE this and don’t know how this could be improved. I get the regular Stone Russian Imperial Stout every year and it has always been a favorite of mine. But the addition of espresso puts this over the top! Top of the top notch.