505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, small tan head. Aroma is nutty and coffee with hints of vanilla. Flavor is roasty with nuts and coffee, and a slight bitter finish. A little thin bodied for an IS. Pretty good still.
jason (1703) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Bottle thanks to Shp555, thanks. Pours a bland black body with thin head. Aroma is of coffee, chocoloate, and malt. Flavor is of the smae but with a bittersweet finish to it. Coffee prevails throughout this one. A tad too thin than what I was expecting and enjoy out of a imperial stout. Good brew though.
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, 2006. Pours a deep opaque black with ample or no brownish crown, really dependent upon the pour itself. Decent to good retention with fairly good lacing. Aroma is strongly filled with roasted coffee, sweet malt, and some chocolate. Flavour is almost like the aroma, richly malted with a strong taste of coffee and a little bit of chocolate undertones - it is very sweet, as well. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, sticky, and viscous with mild carbonation. Finish is very smooth with a little bit of bitterness to balance the sweetness, but leaves a mouthful of coffee essence - very pleasant. No alcohol burn detected; itís hidden quite well. It is worth more than one try, IMO. Good job by Terp on this brew - definitely one of my new favourites and seems to me like a great breakfast beer, especially if trying to wean yourself off a hangover. This one really isnít for non-lovers of coffee, but if you like coffee, this is a must-try. I love strong coffee and this isnít a weak brew at all.
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Matt. Pours a thick oily jet black color with a medium brownish beige head. Aroma is of sweet malt,oatmeal,dark rich chocolate,molasses and roasted coffee. Taste is of sweet roasted coffee malts and a hint of molasses. Excellent and unique in its own way.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared a bottle with cbkschubert. Coffee aroma stood out along with raosty, and oatmeal grains. Black motor oil body witha dark chocolate head. Flavor has hint of oameal and great roasted coffee and chocolate flavors. Good thing I was able to try this one.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2006 vintage, courtesy of TheBeerCellar2. Thanks, Matt! Pours a dark black center with thin, cola-brown edges; fizzy brown bubbles (hinting at oatmeal) are soon all thatís left of the head. Lots of bitter, roasted coffee in the aroma; milk chocolate and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel: slightly fizzy and green (hints of a vegetal note), but otherwise tasty. In spite of loving both coffee and stouts, the combinations Iíve had often tend to taste too green and unroasted to be all that pleasant. This one does a better job of keeping its balance than some, with notes of milk chocolate and roasted malts keeping things together; the oatmeal also seems to add a creamier texture. Bitter finish with plenty of coffee.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a decent brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and sweet malt. Taste follows aroma closely with oats making an appearance. Mouthfeel is thick but palate is thin. Coffee finish. A good brew.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to unclemattie for the bottle. pours black with a large head. Fair lacing. Aroma is sweet grains, coffee, and chocolate malt. Creamy texture, but not as much as you would expect. Very good balance of flavors, though. Iíll have to trade for a couple more of these.
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks to JCB for this beer. pours pitch black with nice head that didnít last long and actually has no head in short time. nose is a strong roasted and sweet coffee and oatmeal. not much else in the aroma. flavor has nice coffee. flavor has lots of coffee, slight charred chocolate notes, oats, and a good amount of bitterness. mouthfeel is slightly fizzy and sit sorta watery on the palate. beer finishes with a burnt coffee flavor. you got to like coffee to be into this. and i do! this is solid beer but lacks the complexity to make this really special.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is extremely dark. There was no light penetration. There is very little head that is medium brown. The aroma has a very strong dark roast coffee smell, slightly sweet. The flavor has a very strong dark roast coffee taste that is slightly bitter. The palate is full and the finish is sightly bitter and warm. I am a huge coffee person and the flavor of the coffee in this beer is outstanding.