quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Steptin. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Light aroma of dark chocolate/dark roast coffee. Lots of good dark chocolate, the flavor goes on and on. Rich and full, though still singular in flavor.
Barrelbelly (702) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good size dark brown head. Pitch black colour. Strong coffee aroma and similar taste. hints of dark chocolate and roasted nuts.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Secret Santa
Lively black pour with a huge brown head.
Big coffee aroma and flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit creamy and there was some lactic flavor in the background.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Black color/ tan head. Big ass dark chocolate, coffee, sugar aromas. frothy mouthfeel. Candi sugar, dark roast coffee flavors with mild tobacco.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bu11zeye. Poured a dark brown, ruby highlit body with a lasting tan head leaving good lacing. Aromas of mocha, CRAZY amounts of espresso, cocoa and creamy sweetness. Flavors of fresh coffee, bittersweet cocoa, mocha, oaky, light whiskey and a great long bitter coffee bitter finish. Very nice, coffee forward imperial stout.
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the coffee, along with some roasted malt and some cayenne pepper.
The flavor is definitely strong on the coffee. I also get some roasted malt and chocolate, but the coffee is the star of the show. There are also some oak notes in the flavor from the oak aging.
Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
A very nice beer that I am glad I got to try.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - DEC 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Motor oil, tan head, roast in the nose. Taste is sharp, the liquor cuts through in the beginning, mellowing out into a rich coffee roast aftertaste. Nice variation on the Black Albert.
mjs (5211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) The beer poured pitch black. Its head was medium sized and brown. Aroma had burnt coffee and burnt malts. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with quite high carbonation. Flavours were coffee, ash, burntness, hops and btiterness. Aftertaste had mild sourness and lot of coffee. I do like coffee and sometimes I do like coffee flavoured beers but the coffee in this beer tasted like it had been forgotten in kettle for long time.
esox (1180) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black beer, rocky beige head. Big beer, insanely coffeyish nose. Sour coffee beans, tar, salty soy sauce. Dark chocolate and balancing bitterness in the finish. Syrupy, thick palate. Hides alcohol totally. Surprisingly drinkable.
Plovmand (6946) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a big fluffy tan head. The aroma is coffee dominated with notes of hard roasted malt, dried dark fruit, light chocolate and bourbon. The flavour is light spicy with lots of roasted coffee notes. Hard roasted malt, light chocolate, toasted caramel, oak, vanilla and some vinous thing. Long coffeish finish. Lovely and complex.